Sure you’ve heard this before and I’m sure you will hear you over again, however this time it’s really your chance to make a huge impact in your life. One little goal, one little habit changed, one little thing can impact your whole life. I am sure if we reflect back into some aspects of your life, you will find this statement above true, one thing/event impacted your life, as small as it might have been or as big as it might have been, you were changed.
One proven exercise from positive psychology is the mental scrapbook exercise. The idea is to create a mental scrapbook in your head of times when you were happy, proud, excited, and/or confident – recollections that involve a variety of positive emotional experiences. That way, when you want to access a particular positive feeling to enhance the emotional quality of the present moment, you simply have to pull up that photo in your mental scrapbook to bring about the emotion you want.
Realizing the power of positivity in your life will help you to initiate the creation of changing your day-to-day living to one of positivity! If you think of it like the other things you seem to ‘naturally’ do each day that are good for you; brush your teeth 🙂 get exercise 🙂 eat right 🙂 and so on, you will see the benefits of adding this action step into your routine.
Many of the words we use today have “baggage”. They have history, culture and many other weighing factors that go into their meaning. All of these factors can often lead to negative interpretations or emotions depending upon how the words are taken. Some of the changes are often due to language evolving. No longer does the Christmas carol Deck The Halls have one interpretation with the line “don we now are gay apparel… have but one meaning.