From day to day I struggle to cope with certain obstacles that decide to challenge me. Just like most of us it can be a struggle to stay present and eliminate the negativity around us and I try so hard to stay present and positive but sometimes it can be hard with the way our life progresses and the new challenges faced.
This week is a challenging week for me as both my daughters are in Bali for the week. This is the first time I have had them away from me for this long together. I am so full of emotion and hoping they have a fabulous time with their father.
Pay attention to thoughts.
We all tend to let our mind wander more than it should and think things we should not think. Thoughts can seem real on occasion even if they have not happened. When I realise I am thinking this way i tend to think in the present and remove my thoughts from the negativity and rephrase and rethink to the positive.
Step outside yourself.
I find myself taking a step back and refresh my thinking on the happy times ahead and keeping myself occupied. Giving something your full attention will help keep the negative thoughts at bay to concentrate on the present and thinking positive that the girls are having a great time or that I should not be thinking of what has not happened. Although this does not stop me from praying to keep them safe and healthy.
Write it down.
I have specifically started journaling to write down my thoughts. Putting thoughts on paper helps to reflect. Writing thoughts down will help the flush away from your mind and help to focus on the present instead of what might or could happen.
Create a reminder.
If I notice myself thinking negatively I think to myself that it is nonsense and bring my though process back to reality. Positive affirmations on sticky notes around will help keep your thoughts positive. Why think negatively if nothing has happened. Thinking positive brings happiness and joy to yourself and others.