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“The wall between “being positive” and “being negative” is not as big as you may think it is. It’s actually very thin. Never think there is a great distance between the two. It only takes a small change in perspective, a little humor, an ounce of acceptance, an intuitive new action, some conscious movement or exercise, a deep breath, or a tiny crack of light coming in the door to put you back in a positive vibration.” ~Michael Alperstein

This quote couldn’t have crossed my path at a better time.

I’ve been trying to stay optimistic but sometimes life can get discouraging.

Like for example:

Sleeping on my parents couch, watching my savings dwindle as I wait for a job interview call back, taking care of my adorable 14 month old, Max, half way to baby number two….ahhhhh. 🙂

Time to check in and my change perspective!

Have you ever noticed how easy it is to be “negative”?

When things in your life are less than desirable…you start to think “of course, I never have any luck” or “nothing ever goes my way” This is where the “negative spiral” starts to spin out of control.

You left your vehicle lights on and oops! the battery is dead, which puts you right smack dab in the morning traffic, causing you to tick off your boss…so on and so on. Coincidence? hmmm.

What about when you feel happy, energetic, optimistic and life seems to be on your side?

You hit all the green lights, a kind stranger pays for your coffee, you meet someone amazing and they change your life. Even if something doesn’t go as planned, you may see it as a “meant to be” situation and it doesn’t cause your good mood to shift. Hence the “upward spiral”.

No coincidence here. We can thank the Universe for this one. It’s called the Law of Attraction.

The Law of Attraction basically means that whatever we think about…we bring about. If we are constantly worrying about stuff-the Universe gives us more stuff to worry about! Same goes in the opposite direction. If we are looking for the opportunity to learn in every situation that comes our way and fully believe in the our own power to create…we attract positive circumstances.

If it were so easy then everyone would be living the life of their dreams! It actually takes a lot of self-control, patience and practice. Once you catch yourself thinking of something that happened to you that you didn’t like or something that makes you feel like crap, you must:

STOP! Don’t even go there. You don’t want more crap to deal with.

LIFT! Elevate your mood. Think of something, anything, that makes you happy! *youtube: cute baby laughs* 🙂

SHIFT! Change your perspective and move forward. The quicker you catch yourself, the easier it will be the next time.

The secret is to really pay attention to how you feel and not just what you think. The feeling is what attracts the situations and people to you. It takes time and practice but eventually it will be come second nature.

Now, I’m not suggesting we walk around like positive, naive airy-fairies. However, just knowing that we are the creator of our own world by simply shifting our thoughts and perspective to something that makes us FEEL good is an oh so powerful tool!

No matter what my current life circumstances are, I still feel an inner peace, joy, and excitement for the future! There are times when I have to catch myself falling down the negative spiral and now it’s actually humorous. “Look what I just created…how cute” 😀

Take a moment right now and quickly evaluate how you feel and what your current life situation is. Is it negative or positive?

Remember: STOP! LIFT! and SHIFT! 

<3Am

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