New day, new way.
No matter how I am feeling about what lies ahead of me, I know that this is a new day, and no matter what I have coming to me, there is always a new way.
It is so very easy to get caught up in routine. There is often comfort in our routine, which I think is part of why we as a species are so fond of maintaining status quo and continuing through certain patterns and habits day in and day out.
When something threatens our routine, or anything occurs internally or externally that interferes with it, we get to make a choice. Let the unknown turn into doubt, uncertainty, and the fear of negativity, or instead face the unknown with confidence, certainty, and trust in positivity to create something new. New day, new way.
This may feel like it’s asking the impossible. This may come across as hippy-dippy BS. Yet that does not change the fact that we ARE capable of taking control of our emotions, and as such we get to choose how to approach what lies ahead.
I know it almost never feels like we have this much control. Something happens, or more often than not we are anticipating something will happen, and we get bombarded by negative thoughts and feelings. Just watch the news these days and you’ll experience this.
Yet immediately after those negative thoughts and feelings hit, we get a choice. Hold onto them, explore them, imbed them even deeper into our psyche…or turn them around, find their opposites, and seek out positivity to combat those unpleasant things.
The key to this is to not just let those negatives swim around unchecked in your thoughts and emotions. Grab ahold of them, feel them out – they are not invalid, but letting them fester will multiply them. Let them go, using some sort of an attitude shifter or seek something that puts a smile on your face or some other form of release. Then, once that is clear, take a proactive approach, and look at the new day as a new way.
That’s the crux of this idea. We live in an incredibly reactive society. We are always reacting to things, and seldom being proactive. We prefer to wait for things to break to be repaired rather than to prevent the break from happening at all. Knowing this, facing the new day and seeing the possibility of a new way and being proactive about matters can build a far better, more positive world for us all.
This is a new day. Will you see it as negative and full of the impossible, or as positive and an opportunity to find a new way?
Finding positivity is not hard, but it does require action. Knowing that this is a new day, we can choose to see it for all its endless possibility, and create new way. When we take a proactive approach to life over the usual reactive, we choose for ourselves, we act to take control, and in that way we empower ourselves. When we feel empowered, we often spread that feeling to others around us, and as such can build more positive feelings in the collective consciousness. We can use the positive feelings this generates to dissolve negative feelings. When we take away negative feelings, we open up space to let in positive feelings, and that is something we can be grateful for. Gratitude leads to happiness. Happiness is the ultimate positive attitude. Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.
This is the one hundred sixty-first entry of my Positivity series. It is my hope these weekly messages might help spread positive energies for everyone. Feel free to share, re-blog and spread the positivity.
In relation to Positivity, check out my Five Easy Steps to Change the World for the Better.