Tuesday 16 January 2018

Be positive and feel life getting better

With Emily Hurley-wilkinson

TODAY we are facing very tough and challenging times in many different areas of life; financially, physically and emotionally.

Many people are losing their homes, their investments, their jobs and to top all this we are surrounded by negative news. So learning to protect yourself in the midst and chaos of all of this is crucial.

We all have questions we ask ourselves all the time and our brain is always coming up with answers for these questions because that is its function; finding answers for your questions and supporting you.

Some people ask questions like, why is this happening to me. What is wrong with me? Why am I always doing this or getting this result, or not getting what I want? All these are negative questions, and your brain will find answers - negative answers that will make you feel even more negative and more depressed.

In tough times, it is important that you ask yourself questions that are solution focused. How can I make it better? How can I be a better person? What do I need to do to get the result I want? These questions are solution and action focused and will not keep you stuck in the whirlpool of negativity and hopelessness. Solution focused questions will empower you and will make your brain work and find positive answers, which will help you solve the problem and expand your knowledge, and even find opportunity in these tough times.

You can train your brain to focus on the positive and react in a positive way, though you will need to practice. Begin your day with smart questions and answer each every morning - you will be amazed as to how things will begin to transform. Some questions to get you started: What could I do today to feel more happy and excited? What am I grateful for in my life? What could I do to feel more grateful? What am I proud of today? What am I enjoying most in my life? What do I love? What can I do today to be a better person? What am I committed to today? What can I give or share today? What can I do today to connect with people? What can I do today to be healthy and take care of my body?

Universal law states that what you put out you will get more of! The best way that I know of to feel happy and positive is to give. You don't have to wait till you are able to give huge things, give something today, right now, no matter how small it is a smile, hug, respect, love, advice, a gift and help or comfort someone or just make someone feel good. Make it a habit to give something every day of your life, and see how much your life will change in a positive way!

A final thought, when you find yourself wishing it was easier stop and look how you can grow and when you find yourself wishing for less challenges look deep inside and realize how much you have grown.

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