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Monday, July 17, 2017

Stuck in a Negativity Rut? Four Questions to Get Back on a Positive Track

'By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try the world is beyond the winning.' Lao Tzu

Where's Your Focus?

Do you find yourself focusing on things that aren't going well during your work day, or perhaps the piles of things you failed to get to?

Stop beating yourself up--learn to pay more attention to what's going well instead. Shift your focus to your achievements by learning how to take an inventory of your day with four questions.

 Discover Your Happiness

Shift Your Attitude in 3-5 Weeks

Take a daily inventory. By consciously and deliberately focusing on what's going well in your life you'll train your brain to accent the positive. Answering four easy questions is all it takes.

At first you may feel it's awkward or forced to focus your attention on what's going well--but do it anyway. Persist. Set aside 15-minutes daily to focus on the good stuff.

With consistent focus on identifying what's going well in your life you'll shift out of a negative groove into a positive channel in three to five weeks. 


It's Natural to Focus on the Negative

Re-focus by writing. Our natural tendency is to focus on the negative in our heads making it difficult to shift our thinking towards the positive. The negative track is too deep. That's why it's essential you write down your answers to the 4 questions below.

The physical act of writing down the questions and your answers each day focuses your attention as it moves you into a different part of your brain. Get a notebook or journal to collect your positive actions and life experiences--doing it the old fashioned way--by hand.

Share the good stuff. Once you get in the groove of looking for the good stuff happening each day, share what's going well with a trusted confidant you know cares about you.  This will further strengthen your path to a more positive outlook and keep you focused on looking for the opportunities instead of the obstacles in your life. 

Good stuff has a way of piling up in your life when you make it a habit to look for it and welcome it in. Do it. You deserve a good life.

'I wish to live a life that causes my soul to dance inside my body.'  Dee Olanubi

Four Questions to Accent the Positive
(Ask yourself daily)

💓 What is working well for me today at work and home?
💙  What have I accomplished today I've failed to acknowledge?
💛  What is the most meaningful thing I did in the last 24 hours?
💜  What is one meaningful step I could take today?

'Appreciate yourself and honor your soul. Love your soul.'  Yogi Bhajan

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For more than 35 years, Susan Meyerott has been helping people lighten up and step over invisible barriers to change one step at a time. She speaks to your heart, puts you at ease, and makes letting go and moving forward with life easier than ever before.

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