Let’s Drown Out the Negativity With the Positivity!
I’ve posted about it before but I feel this is a very important subject. Positivity is the basis for our own well-being and too often I see negative thoughts impeding on not only my hard work with clients, but with their own hard work as well. Negative thoughts like fear, danger, and stress are built into us to keep us safe, as part of our fight or flight response. But we can’t allow these responses to become our go-to reaction, especially when there is no fight or flight to be had.
Calm your mind and let the negative thoughts go. Do this however is natural to you, do you need five minutes to sit quietly in the bathroom, do you need to have a quick dance party in the living room, or would it be helpful for you to meditate before bed? Whatever it is that helps you set your stress free and allow positivity to take over, I want you to do it. Without excuses, whether you’re at home, at the office, or in a public place, whenever negativity threatens to drown you out, you must drown it out with positivity.
Once you’ve let positivity take over, reaffirm it. Begin to reinforce those positive thoughts, feelings, or messages, tell yourself positive things out loud, to yourself or to someone else, or write them down. To weed out the negative, you have to rely on yourself to reinforce that positivity so that negativity can’t sneak its way back in.
Everyone has good days and bad days, up days and down days, but when negativity is allowed to ruminate, it has a funny way of lingering and bringing you further and further down. The occasional bad days have to make their way and pass, they don’t have to stay for long though, so uninvite them and send that negativity on its way!
Shawna Crabill LMFT, Charleston, SC