Here are some suggestions to help you more consistently reap the benefits of positivity.
The garden of your mind responds to constancy and repetition. Make a mental note of what you are feeding it consistently. If you flood your mind with fears and doubts, thoughts of lack, anger or a host of negatives that is what your mind garden will produce. Over time, it will simply spew out what’s been put into it. We can change our mind programs e by consciously deciding to replace negative thoughts with positive ones.[this is called cognitive therapy]. When a doubt slips in, quickly create a positive thought right behind it. Think of it like training a tight muscle. Over time, your mind became more accustomed to elicit positive thoughts because you have stretched it to comfortably receive them..
The Four Secrets Of Optimism
(excerpt – see full article at http://shine.yahoo.com/event/vitality/the-four-secrets-of-optimism-2576580/)
Not only is life hard, it can unexpectedly become harder. One day we might be comfortably cruising along, and then suddenly it seems like everything is going wrong: Your marriage is in a shambles, or you’ve just discovered that you’re not as financially stable as you thought, or you suddenly lose a lover, friend, or family member. The world has changed. Everything seems ominous and uncertain. . . .
Here are four ways to stay positive when life gets you down:
Express Gratitude. Be mindful about what you do have. . . . Make a list of things you’re grateful for every night for two weeks. Cultivate a sense of gratitude in everyday life for things both major and minor. . . .
Volunteer. Take your awareness outside of yourself and focus it on the well-being of others.
Notice the Good. . . . Maybe you’ve gone through some personal growth and change because of what’s happened, or you’ve become closer to someone.
Change Negative Self-Talk. Try doing some cognitive-behavioral therapy on yourself. When you notice yourself having a negative thought about yourself, replace it with a positive one.