Misery Doesn't Need a Guest List to Throw a Party
Do you give up on yourself too quickly?
Why is it so hard to create a positive mindset?
You might think the answer is easy: You’re overwhelmed at work, have no time to eat right or exercise, and your partner and/or kids are constantly in need of something.
The result? You have no downtime to evaluate what, if anything, there is to be grateful for.
Maybe your relationship is headed for the dumper, or you find yourself surrounded by gloomy people who, apparently, have nothing good going on in their lives.
And that type of mindset is contagious. Before you know it, you’re in the middle of a drama-laced conversation with someone who’s only goal is to convert others into supporting their pitiful situation.
I get it. Misery loves company.
But only if you give in — and give up on yourself.
Here’s a short excerpt from Real Life that points a heated finger at the problem, and what you can do to avoid falling victim to negativity.
Cut Negative Thoughts Off at the Pass and Start Streaming Positive Vibes!
Every day, we give ourselves internal instructions — what to do, how to act, where to go, even the words to speak. Most of the time we’re on course with our own authenticity, integrating with the world and those around us in a congruent relationship.
But sometimes, our internal conversations remind us of those things we haven’t done or accomplished — or the people who disappointed or upset us.
The result? We experience a rising discomfort level — and dissatisfaction with the supposed realities of life.
The good news is we have the ability to create a more constructive dialogue designed to positively influence our thoughts and behavior — and it’s completely under our control.
It’s hard not to talk to ourselves. We’re doing it all the time. And occasionally, we need to listen in — to really hear what our inner voice is saying and, if necessary, give it a little nudge in a positive direction.
I’m the first to admit to being guilty of allowing my mind to wander to the dark side. For example, here’s a bit of dialogue I’ve had with myself, more times than I like to admit …
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In health & happiness,
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Jill Reid is the author of Real Life, Discover Your Personal Truth, Life in Small Doses, and Please God, Make Me A Writer. Her books, videos, and newsletter explore life, relationships, self-improvement, health, and personal success strategies for working through the challenges of everyday life.
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