Rain, recession, fear of job loss – how do we keep ourselves in a positive mind frame? Coping strategies can include, distracting ourselves from our stresses or “changing the channel”. Do not choose the company of people who only see what’s wrong with the world, it will only drag you down. Have you noticed during this past week where rainfall amounts have been higher than usual….. every radio station is focusing in on same… Do we need to hear this when we tune into the air waves? Would it not be more beneficial for the commentators to focus on the positive news of the day…..There are good things in everybody’s life, but you sometimes have to remember to focus on those same things or else add them to the mix of your day!
Statistics have proven that children who are taught optimism and resourcefulness in their early years will have a high level of contentment down the line. We must all empower ourselves with coping mechanisms for challenging times. Once you realize that you have the power to change yourself rather than waiting for change to come from the outside.
Exercise changes your brain chemistry and induces natural happy hormones (endorphins) from the inside, so you feel better. Exercise has also been proven to help those suffering from mild depression. Be careful, however, when taking that walk or whatever form of exercise not to take your troubles or negative thoughts with you. Your thoughts rule your life, so let them be positive. Negative thinking has a corrosive effect on you and you become hard on yourself. If you’re angry about something, remember the anger is down to you. No one injects you with it…. Things happen to thousands of people, but you can choose how you rationalize things for yourself.
Sometimes we are our own worst enemies when it comes to our thoughts. If somebody has a defeatist attitude, such as “nothing will work” or there is no point talking to anyone” they will remain stuck and not “let the light in”.