Staying positive is a choice. Some days it is easier to make than others. But it is still a choice.
Here are five effective ways to move from crankypants to positive power.
1 When the alarm goes off or as soon as you can in the morning, take a moment to give thanks quietly. For your bed. For your blankets. For the sun. For the people you love. For waking up. Write them down if you can. At least ten.
2 Keep happy thoughts close at hand. I have a book by my bed. I have homemade affirmation cards with silly stickers in my wallet, on my walls, and on my iPhone.
3 Catch yourself thinking negatively.Then start rephrasing so you are talking about what you do want and focusing on yourself.
For example: I don’t want to deal with Mary at work. Change to: I am willing to communicate assertively with deal with Mary and stay centred in peace.
4 Create a vision board. It’s like goal setting in a scrapbook, on construction paper, or on a poster board. Add words or images that you want to bring into your life. Then place it somewhere you can see it every day.
5 Silence. Whether you call it prayer or meditation or yoga or walking in nature, become silent and if you’re feeling overwhelmed, ask for help to let it all go.
What do you do to move from being a crankypants to positive power?