How to Eliminate Negativity for Good
The major cause for negativity in our lives is taking things for granted.
When we don’t take the time to sit back and think about all the good that we have in our lives then negative situations start to creep in.
It almost seems like negativity comes easily, that’s because it doesn’t really require any effort.
It takes effort to stay positive, especially when things don’t go the way we expect or want them to.
We tend to only notice things when they start to go bad instead of being grateful for them when they are good.
Think about this:
Are you grateful for your health when it’s good? or do you just notice it when you are sick or hurt?
Are you grateful for your friends when they are around? or do you only notice when they are too busy for you?
Are you grateful for your family when they do things for you? or only notice when you need them to help but they aren’t around?
There are so many things to complain about like weather, traffic, spouse, boss, kids, friends, in laws, boss, co-workers, the economy…. this list can go on for a while.
It isn’t hard to go though the day without hearing someone (or ourselves) complain about something.
Complaining about these things and thinking about all the negative occurrences only brings more of the negative into our lives.
And it doesn’t make us feel better either. It can make us feel worse, get sick and just feel downright lousy.
I won’t lie to you… Even for me it’s not easy to stay positive.
I’m a work in progress.
The trick is to stop it before it gets out of control.
When you are grateful it’s impossible to be negative, sad, have negative feelings or criticize and blame.
How do I do this?
When something has gone wrong it’s because I haven’t been grateful for it.
So to correct it I simply have to start being grateful for it.
This is where the work comes in because it doesn’t always come that easily.
So I’ll think of one negative thing in my life and think come up with 10 things that I can be grateful for in regards to it.
Try it now:
List your 10 things in the form of:
I am so grateful for……
I am so glad that…..
Write them out and feel how grateful you are for them.
If that isn’t working maybe you should try thinking or more.
Write them out so you can read through them a few times a day.
“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.”
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