All Aboard.... the thought/action train. Ever have one of those days, where you just think you need a restart? Yes you have, don't lie (it isn't good lol.) Everything goes wrong and continues to ruin the whole darn day? Stub your toe, spill your coffee, lose your keys, late for work, blah blah blah goes the rest of the day. Just plain stinks, and you lose yourself a whole day :(
I have recognized that when something unpleasant happens, I am the one that decides if it will continue. Stubbed my toe... "oh great this is going to be a 'WONDERFUL' DAY!" (insert eyeroll) Crazy, but true. I am the one that decides how the rest of my day is going to go. I am not going to laugh and smile and be all giddy that I stubbed my toe. I simply get myself in order and move on. There is no reason that the rest of my day should be bad or things should go wrong. There are no coincidences. Everything is exactly as it should be. The places I go, situations, circumstances, the people I encounter, are all directly correlated to me and my emotions.
Whether you want to believe it or not, this is my experience. In the past few weeks when something bad or unpleasant has happened, I have given it less and less attention. My thoughts, energy and power go into changing the situation by bettering it or simply letting it go. I decide how I feel and what I give power to. I deserve my positive power, positive energy and positive attention and this is how I LIVE MY BEST LIFE. Affirm, Affirm, Affirm this. Over and Over again and truly feel this in your soul!!
I stop anything negative in its tracks now. I do it by interrupting anything negative (thought or action) that I encounter. This takes practice and you have to find the right method for you.
Interruption is an action. I have practiced closing my eyes, breathing, meditating, cooking, and most recently writing. I have to physically do something to stop a bad thing from festering or snow-balling. I have even tried simply thinking about something else. Yes, it is an action, but it doesn't seem to work for me. It may for you so I wanted to mention it.
The interruption action that works for my is closing my eyes and taking a deep breath. It is simple and I can do it anywhere. I close my eyes because almost always it is tangible or visual. In the example before, it may be a toe or the wall I whacked it with. It can also be a thought or memory. With this thought or memory, I always get a visual of the situation or person. I have to literally close my eyes and take a deep breath. This stops everything for me, now it is almost immediate. Of course, if you look down and your toe is pointing in an unnatural direction, this will require more attention lol. The point is to stop the negative thought process. Negative thoughts and emotions, bring on more of the same.
What do I do after my deep breath? I see and feel the positive. "I can fix it." "Well, I didn't walk into the wall face first." "I'm glad I have health insurance." "Now I know I can hop on one foot?" Something/anything other than the negative. Practicing this is simple, you just have to do it. It has become easier and easier for me to not let things fester and bother me because I want it to go away. The only way for it to go away is to let it go away.
It is terrible to feel terrible all of the time. Today is the day to stop that. Starting now, find the positive in EVERYTHING you encounter. NO MATTER WHAT IT IS!!! It is great to feel great all the time!!
Let me know what you think! Please share this and your experiences!! I am not a Master/Coach or a medical professional by any means. I decided after a number of negative events in my life and negative people I encountered that literally SUCKED the Ramey out of me, this is the NEW, BEST way I will live. I want to make sure you know that it can change. I can help you. Feel free to message me! xoxo ~rj
**Not sure if I have to say this every time, but the train was a Google picture :) hehe