Thursday 5 January 2017

The Essential Ten Minutes

One of the things that I am working on this new year, (not that I am calling it a “Resolution”) is to be more positive.

I have noticed a tad more negativity creeping into my attitude and self-talk as of late, and that has to stop. Mainly because I have begun to be a bit of a downer to live with.

I have noticed a secret which is essential to having a good day, or at least a positive outlook for the day. I will share that with you now, kids, so listen up.

That first ten minutes after you get out of bed, is key, it is vital and will help determine with what outlook you go through your day. 

Once you wake up, you are generally in bed, warm and all snugly, so . . . so far, life is good. 

It is once you pull back the covers and get out of bed, that things can go abruptly downhill and if you are not careful, pick up speed. 

In order to prevent this, you have to force yourself to decide to have a positive day. Yes, really, some of us don’t tumble out of bed all perky and oozing positivity.

I set my mood for the day by way of positive affirmations which I say out loud and proud, as I get out and get myself ready for the day.

This is corny, and I know it, but it works . . . trust me. (You may have to repeat this process throughout the day, too.)

You see, things happen, they are not good or bad, it is how we see them, how we react to them which makes them good or bad.

If you have a negative attitude, if even the slightest bad thing happens to you, you will see this as yet another affirmation that the universes is out to destroy your life.

If you have a positive attitude you will just swiftly deal with whatever has happened and not give it much thought. 

For me, in the dead of winter, having a good outlook is essential, as it is quite easy to get negative when your house is a deep freezer. 

This is also my way to help keep me being a person worth being around, one who will help people and who people genuinely want to be around. 

Mainly, I am choosing to be the kind of person that I want to be and would appreciate being around. 

I am also doing this to keep motivated as I move ever forward towards my goal of Total Debt Freedom (this year!).

As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!

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