Sunday, June 30, 2013

Positively Well

As most of my readers know, I suffer from negativity. It manifests itself in many forms, anxiety being one of the most difficult for me to handle.
It also appears as jealousy, bitterness, loneliness, anger, guilt, and regret.

I have tried a lot of things over the years to try and stop this cycle of negative energy with little or no success.

My dad, always trying to help, gave me a package about the power of positive thinking a while back and instead of being positive and thankful that he cared, I got embarrassed, insulted and annoyed and tucked it away.

I came across it today while doing some Spring cleaning (yes, I am aware that it's almost July). It's actually really simple and something that I can't ignore.

"Positivity is about savoring your positive emotions each day."

It talks about how too often, negative things distract us from our positive feelings.

We all know that there are benefits to positivity. Some of them include improved physical and mental health, improved memory and problem solving, better relationships, and (obviously) greater life satisfaction.

I need improvement in all of those areas. ALL of them. So, I'm going to give this a shot.

According to the pamphlet some keys to improving positivity are mindfulness and savoring. They define mindfulness as noticing when you have positive feelings/moments and savoring as taking time to fully experience each positive feeling/moment as it's actually happening.

It came with a journal and reflection cards. Each day I will choose one of the positive thoughts to focus on.

I hope you'll join me on my journey and in the process learn how to bring positivity into your life as well.


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