Negative thoughts are hard to avoid and even harder to ignore. People fail to realize that negativity can destroy them. People who are never happy about their situation are plagued by their own negative emotions.
For example, a person who wanted a job, and worked hard to achieve it, was finally hard. That person now complains about workload and hours. What happened to having the desire for greatness, striving to reach your goals, achieving what you set out to do, and be grateful for the fruits of your efforts? Or the person who wanted a baby but focused on all the negative aspects like the discomfort of pregnancy, the pain of labor, and the mental and physical exhaustion of having a newborn. What about the fact that you created human life, you endured great pain that only few can sustain, and now have a miracle creation of life?
Stop with the negative and bring on the positive. You will feel better and look at life with new eyes. Appreciate what you have because, ten times out of ten, it could be much, much worse. I see many positive messages posted by others on Facebook and Pinterest; inspirational quotes and encouraging words are plastered everywhere on social media, but I wonder how many of those people are truly following the advice that they are sharing? This may be easier said than done. At times, I find myself having negative thoughts but I make an effort to remove those and replace them with positive thoughts. Truly believe that a positive attitude will make a difference. Stop talking about it and actually do it.
Take time to thank yourself for a job well done. Celebrate small beauties of life. Push through your negative thoughts and attempt to turn each negative into a learning experience. Then sit back, and watch your life blossom before your eyes.
“Be careful what you think, because your thoughts run your life.”