I’ve been thinking a lot lately about positivity and happiness. The little man’s new ‘Good Vibes Only’ shirt set it off. I’m encouraging this for my children, but what about me?
Ive always been one of those people who preach but don’t practice it. I don’t always take things one day at a time, I don’t often believe that the sun will come out tomorrow, and I forget that we are only given what we can handle. But I’m good at telling other people all about it.
I want this to change but we all know that change doesn’t always come easily. So how do I go about it? I need a plan.
1. Breathe in, breathe out.
When I come up against an obstacle I will take three deep breaths and then tackle it. A clear mind makes all the difference and hopefully taking that moment will help me to deal with things better
2. It’s not a hand-out, it’s a hand up.
I will ask for help, and accept it. I’m not good at speaking up when I really need to. I’m also not good at letting people help when they offer. From now on I’m going to let people in. Hey, maybe someone will offer to babysit so hubby and I can finally go and see that movie we’ve been waiting for! #subtlehint
3. The calm minus the storm.
I will not yell. Yelling doesn’t help anyone. I need to work on staying quiet and calm. The more I yell, the more worked up I get. It is ridiculous and it needs to stop.
4. Maximum Capacity: 1.
I will take one thing at a time. My head has a habit of drowning itself in all of the things that are happening in my life that day – and every day before that. To stop myself from becoming overwhelmed I need to retrain my brain. One thing at a time.
5. Where’s that goofy grin?
I will smile more often. Even if I have nothing specific to smile at, smiling makes me happy. Go ahead and smile. It really does make things a little brighter. Sometimes you even end up laughing because you feel so ridiculous. #winwin
6. Leap of faith.
Try new things. It makes you feel amazing when you put yourself out there and try something new. You may never do that particular thing again – or you might find your new bliss.
It may take a while to transform myself into a more positive person but I’m willing to take the time needed. I need this.
I’ve already started to overhaul my body – lookout mind, you’re next!