OK, let's be honest. Sometimes our negative emotions take over and it feels like finding any sort of positive energy to bring in positive thoughts is horrendously far out of reach. Today our mantra is I Seek The Positive, and we're going to offer you some tips for bringing positivity into your life, especially when it seems most hard to come by!
Banish negative self-talk
Seriously, just get rid of it! Any time you think to yourself, "I can't do this," (or any other self-defeating thought), question it. Question it and, in that present moment, grab a pen and paper and write down three reasons why you can. And it can be as simple as, "Because I can." If you aren't in a situation where you can write something down, list the three reasons in your head. One of the best ways to break negative thought patterns is to start thinking positively, so always remember you are capable of amazing things and banish that negative self-talk!
Set boundaries with negative people
This may be one of the more challenging tips because what if the most negative person in your life is a good friend or family member? One of the best ways to Seek The Positive, especially with a negative person in your life, is to set boundaries. A few ways to give a clear boundary are when you hang out you set a time boundary-- let them know you can only stay for a couple hours, for example. Or when you're chatting you can set a conversation boundary. For example, you can say something like, "This is not something I'd like to speak about right now." Another option for a conversational boundary is to let them know you don't agree with what they are saying. One way to do this is to say something like, "I'd like to have this conversation with you, but I feel drained. Let's talk about something else."
Transform negative beliefs to positive ones
Negative beliefs are negative core values (our core values help us interpret ourselves and the world) that we accept to be true, even though they aren't! A negative belief could be that you bombed a big presentation because your negative core value tells you that you are not worthy, and this is just simply not true! You are worthy! You are worthy of love, of acceptance, of knowing that you are a unique person with your own, unique capabilities and there is no one in the world out there like you (and you rocked that presentation, p.s.)! A powerful tool in the fight to transform negative beliefs to positive ones is affirmations. Let's start with the negative belief "I am not worthy." Grab your mental magic fairy godmother wand, envision waving it around (as flamboyantly as you want!), and transform this negative thinking into the positive belief "I Am Worthy." Now, take a deep breath and repeat! It takes practice to overpower these engrained beliefs, and we want you to remember you are powerful and stronger than you know, and able to make this (and other!) positive changes.
We believe in You, in your journey to a more positive mindset, and are excited to seek the positive in life with you today! Oh, and for that added boost of positivity (because things we enjoy boost our mood), make sure to spritz on your favorite Infinite Collection fragrance as you grow your positive mindset!
Much love from your #perfumewithapurpose! xx