It is great to form good habits. It is also important to have habits that serve a purpose.
I believe in the law of attraction, particularly in your thoughts. There is biblical scripture about it as well. There are some things that I do to enforce that. I have a few tips that I feel keep my thoughts positive.
Life is unpredictable and there will be days that will challenge you. Everyday won’t be perfect, but it is important to not allow your thoughts to linger in a dark place. Often I use a few little reminders to keep my thoughts positive.
I like to make my passwords means something to me as a little reminder of something I want to accomplish or a goal I have set for myself. It could also be the name of a country you have always wanted to visit as a reminder to yourself to plan for your dream vacation. As you will be logging in many different devices and/or programs, this is a perfect opportunity to repetitively introduce positive language into your mind.
I love journaling. It is a way to organize your thoughts, brainstorm ideas, or just doodle and have fun. I have a daily gratitude journal and I write down the things I am thankful for in it. It is small enough to carry with me, so when something happens that I am particularly thankful for, I write it down.
Public Displays of Intention
I love inspirational quotes. I display them in my office and in my home, but I don’t like for them to be completely obvious to everyone else. Sometime I display them in different languages or in some code that only I can understand, but they serve a purpose for me. They remind me to keep my goals in mind throughout the day and to stay positive.
The most important thing is to have periodic reminders to ourselves to not only look for the positive in all things, but to not lose sight of our goal and to to be in a constant state of gratitude and growth.
We have all heard “Out with the old, in with the new.” It sounds so pleasant, but it can be very difficult. Sometimes it can happen abruptly and without warning.
If you have read some of my previous posts, you will know that I went through a season of unfortunate events. The first unfortunate event was the second accident in my minivan. I was on my way to the body shop to get an estimate for a rear end collision that caused some minor damage to my rear bumper. I had planned on doing some Christmas shopping as well. I had my mother and my two-year-old son in tow at the time when a pickup truck crossed the median, T-boned another truck which in turn hit me, pushing my van into oncoming traffic on the opposite side of the highway. The first truck went on to hit the car behind me. Fortunately, the oncoming traffic was far enough away not to hit me again. After the dust cleared, I checked to see if my mom and son were okay, snapped my dislocated thumb back in place (yeah, I’m tough like that), I realized all of my airbags had deployed which meant my van was surely a total loss. The drunk driver who hit us had destroyed my mommymobile and caused so much damage and injury to others as well. The last person hit was seriously, but not life-threateningly injured.
The paramedics came to take us to the hospital and as I could see that my mom and son were okay, I wondered what lingering aches and pains would follow us in the upcoming days, and possibly years to come. I hoped my thumb was not broken. It wasn’t, and my mom and son were fine (my mother and I needed several weeks of physical therapy, but on the whole, we were okay). After my family and I made it safely home from the hospital, I started to think about my mommymobile. I had purchased it when I was still working. Now as a full-time, stay-at-home mom, my family was living on just one salary. I wondered if we would be able to get another vehicle comparable to the one we had. I loved that van. Fortunately, we were able to get a used van identical to the one we had. This one even had all of the bells and whistles my base-model had not. Something I loved was replaced with something better.
I think of this story when I have challenging moments in my life. There are times when I need to make room for better things. I cannot get too attached to something that may be blocking the place of something better. Go with the flow. Allow things to be transient. Oftentimes we tend to hold on to things with the mindset of scarcity. The world is abundant. We have more than we need at our disposal and should never hold on so tightly to things with the belief they cannot be replaced.
I would like to challenge all of us to make room. Purge the old and tattered and make room for something new. We deserve it!