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We all have moments in our life when we feel like everything is going wrong and nothing is going right. Maybe you even feel like you have a black cloud hanging over your head. Financial troubles, broken relationships, and health issues all may be getting you down, but hopefully that stops today.

We have said before and I will say it again that every one of us faces some type of turmoil in his/her lifetime. We may not all experience the same difficulties, but we all have them in one way or another. With that being said, we are tested in this lifetime from the higher powers above. How are we going to react? Are we still going to keep our faith? What choices are we going to make?

Sometimes we feel like nothing is going right for us because those are the exact negative thoughts that we are thinking. Negativity breeds negativity, while positive thoughts bring about positivity. Think of it like a radio wave…your thoughts (whether positive or negative) put signals out into the universe. Thinking higher, more positive thoughts will attract higher energies.

Remember this: What we think and what we believe = what we conceive

Thoughts and attitudes are much more powerful than people realize. If you want to make positive improvements in your life, then you need to start to focus on the things that help us achieve the best of us: relationships, health, finances, careers etc. Think about it this way: you are the one in control of your life. If you do not like certain things that are occurring, try and change them! Only you can be held accountable for your own happiness. I think that for many of us, we harbor our mistakes from the past, which causes our pessimistic attitude. It is time to make peace with your past and start to focus on your future. Sometimes it is easier said than done, but the important thing is that you learn from your mistake and try better the next time. For today, let your past go!

This week, try and do a few of these exercises that will help encourage positive thoughts and positive thinking. Keep doing them and watch the weeks turn into months, and before you know it, you will start to see change (for the better) all around you! They will help you focus on the best aspects of your life and you will start to appreciate the smaller things more.

  1. Before bed each night, take a few moments to write down a few positive/good parts of your day. Perhaps you were able to see your son’s football game or a meeting went well at work. Your favorite moments of your day do not have to be HUGE accomplishments; just concentrate on the things that made you happy today. They may be insignificant to someone else, but that does not mean that they are not important to you.
  2. Every night, take a minute to write down the things that you are grateful for. This can be more general than the exercise above. The exercise above will focus on specific  events. Here, you will write down general things you are grateful for: your children, your pets, your upcoming vacation, your bills are all paid this month, etc.
  3. Celebrate! Whether an event is big or small, take the time to celebrate an accomplishment for you or one of your loved ones. Treat yourselves to a nice dinner for a job promotion or get a cake for your child passing their driving test. Whatever the occasion, it doesn’t matter. This will help you to see the good you have in life and the negative will not seem so strong.

Thanks all for reading.