I’ve always been a “happy go lucky” kind of person. I love to laugh and joke around with friends and family. In high school I was name “Ms. Humorous” by my Senior Class. I’ve always tried to look at things for the good that it could be. But over the past ten years or so, I have not been so well off. I look back at time and realize I’ve had bouts of depression and didn’t even know it! Over this past year I have traveled through a different type of storm.
I’m living in a place where there are other tenants. I am the House Manager, and I’ve carried on a burden of more than I wish to have. I fell in a slump. I began to lose sight of what my goals were and how to achieve them. I felt myself slowly falling. I had to get back to my old self. So as I do with almost everything else, I ventured out and I began to research. I’d like to share with you how I got myself back to my Positive Place!
I stumbled upon Meditation, and one of the key elements of being able to truly meditate is to find a place that makes you happy. I had to clear my mind of all thoughts especially negative ones. So my first suggestion to finding your positive place is to remove negative things or people, and step back to reflect on what good things you can find as replacements.
Try to place yourself in positive environments as often as you can. Evaluate and identify the negative people or things around you. What places do you frequent that bring negative energy into your life? Find things or people that support and lift you up. Create a network of genuine people. Be realistic though, not everyone will be for you.
It’s okay to take risks and learn lessons from them. Let nothing hold you back for example, Fear, People, and Situations. Just make sure not to repeat the lessons with negative outcomes!
Don’t be afraid to look for opportunities, because you can find the good in a bad situation. Try not to blow things out of proportion. Sometimes you have to step away a bit before trying to focus on the situation. Again walk away for a while and then come back and try to refocus on the situation and find a resolution.
Trying doing positive things for others and not just yourself. Just like smiling when you’re down can make you feel better , so does seeing the positive effect doing something good for someone else can. Think about it. If doing something for someone makes them feel good, you’ll feel good, and the energy around you will be charged with positively!
Be grateful for even the little things. Try keeping a Gratitude Journal. You can evaluate where you truly need to be by simply revealing to yourself of the things that you are and could be grateful for. It tends to place one’s thoughts into a better perspective.
I had to give myself a daily checklist. I started my day with a positive affirmation. Actually, I say my affirmation for any situation possible. If I’m doing a project for someone else, interviewing for a certain thing, working out, and/or having a serious conversation with my kids. Your attitude in the morning can affect and predict how the rest of your day is going to be.
Instead of dwelling on the negative aspects while at home, I began going into my room and meditating. I would play inspirational songs or songs that made me feel good! I would call people that I know would and could cheer me up and motivate me back to where and what I should have been doing. I began to feel better, and regardless of where I went in the house, or what was going on, I began to find myself feeling better and better about things.
Never hold anything in. Negativity can and will start making your health deteriorate. Do your best to love YOU! I hope this has been helpful to someone.
Remember to Stay POSITIVE, Stay MOTIVATED, and Be BLESSED!
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