Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Get out of the dumps!

Are you fed up?  Are you depressed?  Are you always down in the dumps?  Do you sometimes get extremely happy only to bring yourself down thinking about a situation in your life from your past, present or future?

If this is happening in your life it's because you associate yourself to a time or situation in your life.

Let's look at people around you:

Do you know someone is has had a health issue or an injury for quite sometime?  Do they always talk about the illness or injury in most of their conversations?

Do you have someone in your life who always seems to be dieting, yet can't lose weight?  Have you noticed all they do is talk about their weight challenges?

Do you have someone in your life who always complains they're broke?  As soon as they get money it's spent.

This issue comes from associating themselves with the "issues" that plague their lives.  I say "they", but I could be saying "you".

You may not realize that you are associating yourself with negative things in your life, I do it sometimes without even realizing it myself.  The more you are aware of the behaviour you are doing the easier it is to correct.

Here is how the process can be corrected

1.Figure out what in your life is bringing you down to a negative place, whether a person, a past experience, a health issue, etc....

2.Separate yourself from that "issue" in your life by becoming an observer and not a victim in your mind.  This means you are not that "issue" so stop making it the dominating factor that runs your life.

3.Learn to observe when your thoughts go towards this negative "issue" in your life.  You may want to carry a notebook and a pen to document this.

4.Learn to now have focus on what you want in life, without using the "issue" in your statements.

say- I am feeling healthy and I am living life to the fullest.

stop saying- As soon as I start feeling better, I will take care of my body.

It's time to make your mind aware that you are making a change.  You do this by staying focused only on what you want.  When your mind goes to that dark place, say to yourself: "There I go again thinking about it..", then immediately switch your focus.  It may take a few tries, but you will get it eventually if you stick with it...I promise.

What did you learn today?

That you are not run by a person, situation, failure from your past, etc.... You are run by your thoughts and emotions and you have the power to change, almost instantly in some cases.

Stay motivated
Shane C.

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