When you look at this picture do you see a storm approaching and run to batten down the hatches or do you drink in all the colors and become mesmerized by the beauty?
“I realized that if my thoughts immediately affect my body, I should be careful about what I think. Now if I get angry, I ask myself why I feel that way. If I can find the source of my anger, I can turn that negative energy into something positive.” – Yoko Ono
I know I have written about negativity before in my blogs however, I don’t think enough has been said about it and the affects it has on peoples’ lives. I see it enslaving so many people in these trying times. It becomes their “master” and drags down their self-esteem and emotionally drains them and leaves them no hope of a life filled with joy. Depression runs rampant in their life and once it takes control the downward spiral begins.
“Haters never win. I just think that’s true about life, because negative energy always costs in the end.” – Tom Hiddlestone
I am a very negative person, how do I change? First off I am no doctor, counselor or therapist. I am just a “been there done that” kind of guy. My first suggestion would be to sit down and look at all the peeps you hang with. Positive or Negative? Don’t surround yourself with negative people. Keep a journal of your day to day activities and thoughts. At the end of the week, sit down and calculate how much negativity is in your journal. Don’t dwell on the negative things n your life, past and future.
“People tend to dwell more on negative things than on good things. So the mind then becomes obsessed with negative things, with judgments, guilt and anxiety \produced by thoughts about the future and so on” – Eckhart Tolle
Now I know there are those of you sitting there thinking, “I know someone like this. What can I do to help?” Every time they do something good, praise them. Help them to regain their self-esteem. Give them respect, love and something to bring them out of their depression. Be their sounding board. Be patient and don’t push them.
Remember folks that YOU decide what kind of day you are going to have. Nobody is going to PP on your parade unless you let them. You are going to have some tough times and decisions. Once you get negativity under control and replace it with positive energy you will see a big difference in your life.
Thanks for reading my blog. I hope you enjoyed.