“We can not solve our problems with the thinking we used when we created them.”
I know you have experienced those days where you’ve gotten up on the wrong side of the bed. The type of day that seems to drag on, and on, into what feels like an infinite sea of unfortunate affairs.
Everything you pick up seems to just slip right out of your hands, that psycho driver cuts you off and has the nerve to flip YOU off, then you look down at your gas gage and realize you need to stop and get gas, and you’re already late for work!
Once at work you soon decide that the pieces of today’s puzzle are not going to fit, making each moment even more unbearable, hurling you into a full blown panic. Your heart begins furiously thrusting your blood through your veins, your cheeks sizzle, every single muscle in your body is compressed. The walls are closing in, you just want to run away.
O.k. you can take a deep breath and relax now. Let’s rewind just a little bit to this morning when you first opened your eyes to the light of a brand new day. Think back to the first thought that “materialized in your head“, I bet it was something like “oh not another long day”, “I don’t want to go to work”, “I don’t feel like doing this or that“. It was at that moment when the avalanche of negative thoughts began.
As my wise Grammy always said, “Energy begets energy”. I believe this is true both physically and mentally. Whatever thoughts you entertain, will grow with energy, so if you are entertaining these negative thoughts, then no wonder your day is a complete disaster. You have cultivated your insanity, by your thoughts.
So now that you know this invaluable bit of information, try and apply it to your days. It may not happen immediately, but know with practice you will get better, so please be patient with yourself.
Tomorrow morning as you open your eyes, pay attention to that first thought that pops into your head. If you notice that thought being negative, just simply redirect it to positive thoughts like “I wonder what great things today will bring” or “I am so grateful that I have a job”.. It is incredible how this simple practice can effect the outcome of your day. Start your day with positive enthusiasm, fake it till’ you make it, and think those happy thoughts.