This morning, I felt grumpy and had a pretty negative state of mind.
No big deal. I have plenty of tools to shift myself out of that.
(AFTER I processed any emotions that want to be seen and felt. Suppressing emotions is NEVER a good idea.)
But I noticed something today that I’ve seen myself do before.
Chances are YOU sometimes do this, too:
I was actively feeding my negativity.
By reading Tweets about topics that are guaranteed to bring down my mood for example.
I snapped myself out of it quickly. So I’m back to my natural state of well-being—no advice needed. :-)
I KNOW you sometimes feed your negativity and fears, too.
Most of us do!
Next time you notice yourself doing it, STOP IT.
You can give your attention to only ONE thing at a time.
What you give your attention to, determines how you feel.
It determines the quality of your LIFE.
So, how do you stop?
By recognizing that YOU are the one who has 100% power to choose what you give your attention to.
And by consciously choosing what you focus on:
On thoughts, actions, circumstances and experiences that improve your life, results, and well-being?
Or on things that brings you down and decrease your level of well-being?
It’s your choice … it really is!
Again, I’m NOT suggesting to think positively at all cost, suppressing your feelings and emotions along the way!!!
I’m talking about the times you are focusing on things that make you feel worse on autopilot.
AND the times you’re 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘺 focusing on feeding your negativity.
If the latter is something you regularly do, it’s also a good idea to ask yourself what the payoff of that behavior is.
There’s ALWAYS a payoff.
If there wasn’t, you wouldn’t be doing it.
(For me, the payoff this morning was to keep me in a foul mood so I didn’t have to do something I dreaded doing.) (And yes, I’ve done it now, thank you for asking ;-))
⭐️ What are you giving your conscious attention to? To things that uplift you and improve your well-being? Or to things that bring you down and make you feel worse?