Be Positive!

An Anxious Mind –

Some weeks just feel like they’re never going to end. Like they’ll last forever. And for some reason, it’s never the fun, happy, relaxing, or adventurous weeks. Those beautiful gems tend to fly by.

As for my week, it’s not like it’s even been bad. I won’t go into any specifics, but it’s just been kind of…all over the place. Full of new and unexpected things. Restless nights and broken routines. (Heck, at one point it even went from raining to snowing here! So, apparently, even Mother Nature has been having one of those weeks.)

Easter Jelly Beans

I keep trying to tell myself “It’s no big deal,” (to the beat of This Is How We Do by Katy Perry, obviously.) But for someone like me, I tend to overreact and stress about everything and anything new. Because I like structure, schedules, and same-ness.

With new things I don’t know what’s going to happen. I don’t know if everything will be okay or if everything will turn out fine. I don’t know where the unknown path will lead me. Will it be in the right direction, or the wrong direction? I JUST DON’T KNOW.

And that’s scary, and I hate how it makes me feel. Because it makes me feel anxious, nervous, doubtful, and overall like a very negative person. Which sucks, because it’s not like I want to be a negative person. No one does. It’s just easy to get swept up in the negativity sometimes.

Easter Candies

But you know what? It’s okay, because that’s life! There are ups and downs, twists and turns, pit stops and rev ups. In other words, life isn’t perfect, and because of that neither is our mindset.

The thing that matters is figuring out how to cope. How to work through the negativity, and get to a better, more positive state of mind.

Throw Caution to the Wind –

If you couldn’t tell by now, I normally lean towards being a pessimist (which sucks!). However, I will give myself a little credit, because I also consider myself cautiously optimistic. (Ha! Lame.)

With that being said, and the week I’ve been having, I want to throw caution to the wind! (You’ll probably never hear me say those words about anything ever again.) I don’t want to be cautiously optimistic anymore.

Be Postive Print Blue

I want to be an optimistic, positive person! More accurately, I want to feel optimistic and positive. Not all of the time, because that’s not realistic (though that would be nice, wouldn’t it?), but the majority of the time.

So, you might be wondering…how are you going to do that? Well, I’ve already started! Turns out writing is very therapeutic for me. It helps me work through my thoughts, feelings, and emotions.

Be Positive Print

In my last inspiration post, Do What You Love, I wrote about the “Do What You Love” method. And how doing what you love, even when just applied to the small things, has the potential to make any day a little (or a lot!) better.

So, last month, any time I was having a bad or rough day, I’d remind myself to do what I love. And it helped! My days were happier and more productive.

This month, I’ll do the same, but with a new mantra: “Be Positive.” So, any time I’m feeling negative this next month I’ll get into the practice of reminding myself to “Be Positive” instead. I’m even considering writing it on my wrist for added subconscious input. Because let’s be real, it kind of looks like a tattoo, doesn’t it?

Be Positive Wrist Art

If you’re having trouble being positive these days, like I am, you should try the “Be Positive” method with me. After all, what do you have to lose? Any step away from a negative mindset, and towards a positive mindset is worth trying!

To help you remember to “Be Positive,” I’ve designed a downloadable wallpaper for your phone, tablet, and/or desktop. Visit the Digital Downloads page to get yours free today!

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