A few weeks ago I decided to do a week’s positive challenge which meant no criticizing, judging, complaining or anything negative about myself or others for a week. Even if things went a bit funky, to really try to channel the optimist within and stop the habit of moaning about it. As life would have it somethings did happen that week that I struggled to see the positive in, but I learnt you don’t always have to see the positive straight away. You can simply be more positive by not constantly moaning about the situation. A solution generally appears in its own time without you needing to do anything, and most of the time things always work out for the best.
Here’s what I learnt from that week:
- To be positive is a practice. A one I need to do more of so I’ll continue.
- Speak it if you must, suppressing can be painful, but there is a massive difference between saying it and adding to it. It’s easy to go on a rampage and it’s a slippery slope. You have to know when to shut up.
- It’s important to witness your own negative thoughts and to not let them spiral.
- I need to forgive more. When we are upset we quite often recall all the other stuff, but truthfully bringing all the past up only hurts ourselves.
- It’s important to stick to facts, not our own interpretations or assumptions.
- You have to find your own sunshine. The grass is greener where you water it.
Have a great Sunday