Some days I find it easy to be positive.
I wake up full of gratitude, I meditate, draw an oracle card, write in my journal and all’s well. I have planned my day the night before and I am full of smiles. The world looks bright, my vibes are high and the day goes well.
I know my friends and others see me as a very positive person.
That’s some days.
There are other days when I start out feeling overwhelmed with everything I have to do, worried about one thing or another, and feel like just going back to bed and pulling the covers over.
Or the day starts well and then goes pear-shaped.
Even for very positive people, life is rarely smooth all the way, all the time.
As the old song made famous by the divine Ella Fitzgerald goes, “into each life some rain must fall”.
How can we be expected to stay positive at times like that?
I believe we have a choice, to either let the trials and setbacks get us down and keep us down, or to deal with them consciously and deliberately so we keep them in perspective.
Remembering that, as Ella Fitzgerald sings in that song, “some day the sun’s gonna shine”.
The trick is to stay positive till that day when the sun shines.
But before we can stay positive, we have to get positive.
As Tony Robbins says, we have to change our state. He also says we can do that, if we want to, “in a heartbeat”.
We need to decide that telling ourselves we are too sad, too worried, too overwhelmed to change straight away is not an option.
Let’s make being positive, and grateful, and happy, our natural state.
So what can we do to raise our vibes and stay positive through the tough times?
And what’s this about being able to do that in a heartbeat?
Here is a simple, 5 step process.
Step 1: Say aloud (maybe not so loud if you are in a public place!) I know I have the power to change my state now: in the face of all my challenges I choose to be positive.
Step 2: Ask yourself “What don’t I want in my life right now?” and list the things you don’t’ want (for example, financial stress, unhappy relationship, illness…).
Step 3: Ask yourself “So What DO I want?” and alongside each thing you don’t like, list what you do want (for example, financial freedom, happy relationship, abundant good health…).
Step 4: Focus on the list of what you do want (Step 3), decide that’s where you want your attention to be, and press your Reset button.
Step 5: Then do or plan something you know will keep your positive vibes up – call a cheerful friend, treat yourself to a long bath, write in your journal about all the things you are grateful for in your life.
And whenever you feel your positive vibes are dropping and you are heading into negative vibe territory, reach for that Reset button and change your state – in a heartbeat!
In the Focus on Abundance Free 5 Day Challenge I will be expanding on what I have shared here and going to more detail about how to create and maintain positive vibe.
Then how you use that to create more abundance.
So come and Join us
All my love