Let’s face it. We all live hectic lives, and we all have our unique sets of challenges. I have always struggled with alcoholism. That is my challenge. And before my sobriety, I was the most negative person I knew. When people used to tell me to think positive, I used to tell them to go to hell. I had a lot of work to do. So here’s how I did it:
1. I created a vision board to see myself where I wanted to be.
I printed out some pictures of myself in a beautiful new home with a beautiful partner who loves me, and I practiced visualization every day to manifest the life of my dreams!
2. I started a gratitude journal.
There is always something to be grateful for: the clothes you’re wearing, the food you just ate, the car you’re driving, the home you’re staying in, the warm bed you’re sleeping in, the running water with which you just took a shower. I could go on.
3. I created positive affirmations and recited them every morning.
It can also be a ton of fun to create them!
4. I listen to joyful and uplifting music.
Karen Drucker is one of my favorites. There are all sorts of people making positive music. I also love Faith Rivera.
5. I read inspirational books.
Some of my favorite authors are Wayne Dyer, Brene Brown, and Eckhart Tolle.
6. I surround myself with positive people who uplift me.
Who has time for negative people? Who has time for people who want to drag you down? I discovered that I believed that I deserved to be around people who were going to help me become my highest and best self.
7. I surround myself with inspirational quotes.
One of my favorite things to do is to write down inspirational and motivational quotes that I find and hang them all over my house. You should try it! It will really brighten up your space.