Wednesday, April 21, 2010

How to stay positive in an ever changing environment

The way to stay positive in an ever changing environment is to accept that we can’t control our environment, we can control ourselves, and that we can never know what is going to happen. If we relax and ground ourselves in what is real, we will be able to smile and move through life no matter what is going on around us.

How do we let go?

  1. Take a breath – by remembering to breathe we can bring ourselves into the moment. Worrying about the future and the past is useless; all it will do is stress you out, but by focusing on your breath you can relax and bring yourself into the right now.
  2. Smile – Smiling is one of the greatest gifts we have. It is linked to positive thoughts in the brain and by smiling we can make ourselves feel good no matter what.
  3. Don’t take anything personally – Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is their choice not yours. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others you don’t suffer needlessly. Assume that no matter what happens it isn’t about you, this will make your life so much easier.
  4. Always do your best and accept that your best changes – Because of physical conditions and environment your best changes, it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best and there is nothing to be self critical about.

Life is a good thing, and no matter what remember that everything is a gift. The only thing we can control in this world is ourselves and since we can choose to relax, do our best, think good of others and act with love and respect, shouldn’t we? This will make the world easier and better for us and free of needless suffering. You have a choice, take it.

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