We have spoken often on techniques to pull ourselves out of negativity, sadness, anxiety and fear!! We all go through it - some daily, some hourly, some weekly or monthly!!
Regardless of our circumstances, we all face these emotions constantly and seem to be in a never-ending battle against them!!
Well - I have good news!! The battle is Winnable and it is not difficult to do!!
It happened this morning on the way to work!! Negative thoughts crept into my mind, stealth-like but quite powerfully! Worries about my children, wife, health, finances, the future, family, work, the present, terrorism, health care reform, college costs, bonuses, air quality, Big Papi's steroid "allegations", American League East pennant race, radon, etc, seem to wait at the door to our thoughts fighting to barge in and flood our positive emotions!!
We cannot allow this to occur and WE CAN combat it!!
Identify the negative thoughts as they appear --and focus ON what you WANT - not on what is currently going on with your life!
Focus on the good things you have - no matter how small they may seem - and take immediate steps to CHANGE your current situation!
EVERYONE has some good to point to and bolster their strength and courage!
Be it Family, friends, children, spouse, work, charity, health, etc...
Rely on these blessings to surpass any bad thoughts or ideas that surface!
They can be small baby steps - it does not matter - as long as you are embracing the change with enthusiasm, positive emotion, and Faith!!!
Focusing on your current situation and spinning your wheels will only keep you planted like a tree to your current situation!!
Stop that focus and rumination and FOCUS on what it is you WANT to be, have, do, etc!!!!
Practice this and in no time you will be able to immediately thwart those paralyzing fears and anxieties - and move beyond what it is that is currently keeping you from the Peace, Joy and Happiness you rightly deserve!!
You CAN DO IT! This is YOUR life - and YOU dictate how it is going to be!!