- Published in Issue 83 of the Stockbridge Spotlight, June/July 2019
Mounting pressure at work? A boiler on the brink? Kids pushing you to your limit? These or similar can make up just an average day! On days like this it can be hard to turn that frown upside down! However self-awareness and the understanding that we are not our thoughts or emotions – we call the shots! We can choose to feel low or overwhelmed or we can choose to “always look on the bright side of life!” Here are some tips that can help us to refocus:
Focus is a powerful tool for achieving goals and attaining happiness. Believe it or not, whatever you focus on grows, whether negative or positive. If you are not sure what you want to achieve, then you are likely to become muddled & frustrated by lack of achievement. Identify clear goals and you will have more chance of achieving them.
2. Count Your Blessings
Concentrate on the positive things in your life in order to encourage better things. Buy a notebook and before you go to sleep write down a minimum of 3 positive things that have happened to you that day. Re-read them and hold onto the positive effect they have on you. Having a bad week/month? Re-read your journal to revitalise, re-inspire and recalibrate yourself!
3. Destroy Your Limiting Beliefs
Limiting self-belief can cause negative programming & conditioning but you have the power to change it! What do Alan Sugar, Michelle Mone, Karren Brady & David Beckham all have in common? They used to be nobody! They all found the motivation to achieve a dream and so can you! Buy an inspirational book about someone who accomplished a dream similar to yours!
4. Be Careful What You Think
Many people don’t realise that you create your life with thoughts – Every thought you’ve had has led to an emotion, which led to a feeling, which led to a decision, which led to an action/inaction, which led to an outcome – Your Thoughts Create Your Reality! Write down your goals and visualise yourself having achieved them. How would you feel? What would be different?
5. Live In The Present
The past is exactly that, the past. The future is an illusion that hasn’t yet happened. All that matters is the present, because that is what creates your future. Build the future that you desire from the present moment. The conscious decisions that you make right now have an enduring effect on your life.
If you would like more information or support in changing your mindset in order to change your life for the better, contact me today.