If you have ever found yourself in a bad mood because something went wrong, before you let your mood spread out in a negative way and affect your life and others around you for days to come, take time to say to yourself WAIT….. Remember this article and pause.
Create a positive vibe that can influence your whole day. I’m not asking you to put a happy face sticker over your genuine feelings, what I’m asking you to do is to allow in a ray of sunshine to heal the cause of your bad mood, feelings of doubt, fear or frustration.
Acknowledge your dark mood in an observer role. Talk to yourself about doing things differently this time and from now on. Make it a game or a fun challenge. You can even say in my old life I would have stayed in this place of feeling bad, in my new life I am choosing to think differently. Say” I choose to be happy now.”
You CAN allow and accept your darkness and easily allow and accept a positive outcome too. As soon as you start to feel your blood pressure rise or your stomach to sink, STOP right then and say to yourself WAIT…. Oh that’s right I’m doing things differently now.
” Gloom we have always with us, a rank and sturdy weed, but joy requires tending.” Barbara Holland
By changing your thoughts you can change your mood instantly. Know that things can and will change just by changing the way we think about the issues and challenging people in our lives. You can reprogram your brain to remember to start this process just like you programmed your old response. Do whatever you have to do to remember.
- Put up affirmations that stick on your mirrors,
- write yourself notes,
- record your voice on a digital recorder and
- have your friends trained to remind you when you call to complain.
Whatever it takes to remember, DO IT. You can reprogram your subconscious to handle whatever is happening around you in a positive, delightful manner. Each day program your mind with positive affirmations that you know are true and have a feeling of joy and love.
This is a great way to give yourself a gift that will last a lifetime and will come in handy when you are working through tough times and hard feelings.
As soon as you wake up in the morning say to yourself, I’m doing things differently today. You will pre-set your day BEFORE anything has a chance to bring down your mood. No matter where you go, who you see, what you do, if you do whatever it takes to remember to change your thoughts, your life will get better and better.
Remember, you can change your life in more ways than you ever thought possible just by deciding to do things differently today.
I leave you today with some positive affirmations you can use to start this process TODAY.
“My positive thoughts are changing my life and it feels so good”
“All day today I will remember to do things differently”
“My possibilities are an endless source of joy”
© Marian LaSalle and Joan Maresh Hansen,Swirl Girls, 2009
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- You Can Heal Your Life by Dr. Louise L Hay, A small journal with inspirational quotes for recording your insights.
- Every Word Has Power—Switch On Your Language and Turn on Your Life by Yvonne Oswald. The book title says it all, a good read to support the process.
- Your Word is your Wand by Florence Shovell Schinn. This 1924 metaphysician gives you insights into the power of your words.
- Change your Thoughts, Change your Life, by Dr. Wayne Dyer. Another Dyer masterpiece which with application can lead us to more joy filled lives.