Good Day Readers!
I was 17 and I had cursed God and asked him “Why Me?!”
I grew up in a very religious home. Every aspect of my life revolved around church. We went to church every Sunday, went to Sunday school, and all my friends went to the same church. In teachings, we were taught that God will never give you more than you can handle.
By the time I was 17, I went through more traumatic events than most 17 years old and adults would ever encounter. It was that day, that I looked up and cried and wondered “Why, me”.
In my early 20’s I became a very hard and unloving person. It was almost like I stopped caring. I stopped seeing the positive sides of life. I was so focused on the doom and gloom and always anticipating the next bad situation. I was so full of anger and quite self destructive. Even writing this, I remember that lost soul.
I recently wrote a post about taking a step to change in your life when you’re not happy with how it’s going. So often, the news and our friends social media profiles are focused on the negativity in the world. What would happen if we changed our thoughts to a more positive approach?
READ: Change Your Life Today
It can be extremely difficult to focus on the good when, seemingly, bad things are happening in your life. However, you can train your mind to focus on the good things in your life rather than dwelling on the bad.
Over the last decade, I have read tons of self help books and have became more spiritual (emphasis, not religious). I have learned that so many of life moments are out of a person’s control. What happened to me in my youth was very much out of my control and I needed to learn how to stop blaming myself for those events.
The biggest AHA moment came when I realized that I have a CHOICE when it comes to my reaction to situations. I have a CHOICE on how I live my life. I have a CHOICE to accept positivity or negativity and today I accept positivity.
Every day, I choose to be a better version of myself. I choose to focus more on the positivity than the negativity of things. I choose to empower those around me to make positive changes in their life. I choose to raise my children to be leaders and guide them how they can make a difference in this world.
Is it easy? NO! Every day it is still a struggle. Every day, those negative thoughts and comments creep into my mind but when it does, I choose to change my thinking pattern.
When I start thinking:
Am I good enough? – to – I AM good enough.
I didn’t get that job because I totally screwed up – to – I made a few mistakes but I would excel at this job.
I’ll never have money – to – I will be financially sounds and this is what I am doing to get there.
He thinks that I’m an idiot and won’t want to see me again – to – We had a few laughs and can’t wait to see where this goes.
To change our thinking pattern, we need to stop and recognize the negativity, be aware and then slowly change our thinking pattern. Repeat.
If you’re a positive person by nature, that’s awesome! If you tend to see negativity, I promise that the more you practice positivity, the more positive things will come into your life.
What are your tips when you start to feel negative thoughts come into your mind?
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