12 Nov How To Change A Negative Into A Positive
Now is the time of year where we all start thinking about what we are grateful for. During the other times of the year, it can be easy to forget to have gratitude in our life. This is especially true when we aren’t feeling our healthiest, we don’t totally love our job, or we are feeling stressed out in general with the demands of life. Scientific research has backed up the theory that you do actually start to rewire your brain to think more positively by simply being grateful. Here are a few easy ways to incorporate gratitude into your daily routine. Give them a try for one month and see how this simple practice can have huge results in your life!
First, start your day writing down 10 things you are grateful for and WHY you are grateful for them. The WHY is important because it gives further meaning and solidifies this in your brain. You don’t need to think too hard about this just write what comes to mind. It’s okay if your list is basically the same things over and over each day. With time, you will build your “grateful” muscle not only digging deeper into your subconscious mind for things to be grateful for, your life will improve in the day to day so you actually will have more to be grateful for!
Secondly, when you find yourself having a negative, worrisome or self defeating thought, try replacing it with one of gratitude. For example, you are driving in the rain and it’s difficult to see the road ahead and you find yourself thinking that you could get into an accident. Instead, try thinking about how beautiful the rain is and that your area needed the rain to nourish all of trees and plants and how much cleaner and fresh everything will be after the rain stops. It’s amazing how this simple replacement of thought from worry to gratitude can change your whole experience.
Lastly, if you would like to really dig deeper into this concept and have fun with it I recommend reading the book, “The Magic” by Rhonda Byrne. This book gives you daily practices. Have fun using the ones that serve you best!