How did this happen?
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Have you ever wrote up feeling like all you can see is everything not going right, or not changing fast enough? Or perhaps you feel unloved and unappreciated? That when it's time for an 'ATTITUDE READJUSTMENT"
These feelings did not happen over night, although you may think they did. No, you didn't just fall into your bad mood based on a single event, but that you very gradually became immersed in a lack of happy thoughts due to an absorption of negative energy from the people around you. It is so subtle sometimes that you don't even realize it until it's too late and has affected your attitude in a big way. Your thoughts increasingly grow overly negative from day to day, gaining momentum, until finally you've had enough! As far as you're concerned, you are unloved and unappreciated, and no one is going to convince you any differently! This is what happened to me when I was sick and had to stay house bound.
Oh, there may be someone out there who thinks, why is she writing about this, how negative. Well, we are surrounded by both negative and positive in our lives. Being immersed with negative energy in the work place today is not uncommon, or when with a family member-- these are real challenges many face today. If you think that you will not be exposed to negative people, think again. And if you think needing an Attitude Readjustment is a negative, I feel sad for you. Because when you are ill or under pressure, you are not emotionally at your strongest, which means those negative feelings need to be fought off or they will gain momentum in your thinking.
So here's a plan to combat those negative feelings you start to feel an attitude you are surrounds by negative feelings:
1). Keep in prayer. Daily used scripture verses to think about and focus on. Trust in God and ask for His help.
2). Keep a Happiness Catalogue: Write down all the things that make you happy. You know, flowers may make you happy or listening to music. Personal happiness can only come from the experience of joy. No no one can do it for you; it has to come from feeling good on the inside. Joy and play need to be in your life.
3) Write a letter to yourself: Sit down and have your "future self" write a letter to your "current self." Use your imagination and fantasize! The sky's the limit! Tell your "current self" how amazing life is! The "future you" is having the time of her/his life!
4) E-motion Is Energy in Motion: When energy moves through us, it takes the form of an emotion. When negative energy is trying to move through us, it takes the form of negative emotion. Therefore, if you've been exposed to lots of negative energy, your body and mind are going to try to release it as such. This is why an adjustment of your attitude may be in order. Crying is an action that comes out from inside and cleanses the emotions. Some people may see crying as a bad thing, making one even sadder. However, the truth is that we feel much better after a good cry. Realize that just as this energy moved into you, it must move out. Accept what it is, let it go, and allow yourself to move forward.
5) Keep your life in balance: . An imbalance in one's life -- caused by an abundance of negativity and a lack of fun and play -- will eventually manifest into a bad attitude. If your life is balanced, and you set aside time on a regular basis to have fun and do things that make you feel happy, then no matter what life and other people "throw" at you, it won't affect you in such a negative way. Everything you encounter will be much, much easier to handle. However, if you wake up one day in a bad mood for "no apparent reason," you'll know that you have been neglecting that part of your life that brings you joy.