Welcome to another Monday. Yes, the weekend is over. How do you choose to face the work week?
This is so much more within our control than we realize. Since we are each in control of our own emotional state, as such we each get to choose how we will face the day, and that can totally set the tone for how we face the coming week.
I know some of the arguments that can made against this perspective. It’s not my fault I’m in a bad mood, I have a million meetings for work this week and hours of travel and I have to spend my day dealing with idiots and all my bills are due and on and on.
But how do you frame these things? If you look upon them from the negative, well, guess how they are likely to go? More often than not when you expect things to be bad, to feel bad, to go poorly, they will in fact go as you expect them.
You may not be in control of these things that you must do, but you ARE in control of how you feel about them. Are you looking upon your coming day and week with dread? Loathing? Concern? Fear? Distress? Displeasure? Is your view of what’s ahead negative or positive? This will tell you what you can expect from things to come.
So you have a million meetings? Well, fine, but look on the positive side – you have a job, which means you can pay those bills that are due and you are totally prepared to do your part for those meetings because you are completely prepared and YOU ROCK! Hours of travel? Well, that’s time for yourself to think, to get caught up on some audiobooks, to listen to music and to plan your next vacation. Dealing with idiots? Here comes an opportunity to help other people better themselves in some way or other.
How do you frame what is coming up? This makes all the difference for how it will go. If you find yourself thinking this is gonna suck, why is this happening to me, how will I handle this, I am totally dreading what I have to do or any other negatives, you can change it. You can take a deep breath, reconsider how you are looking at this and take a whole new approach. This is gonna be ok, I can do this, I’ve totally got a handle on this, I will rock what I have to do etcetera.
This is not mumbo-jumbo. This is not pie-in-the-sky self-talk BS. This is the truth. When you see what you are facing in a negative way, you’re much more likely to get exactly what you do not want. You have the power to change it. You have the power to decide not to approach this from a bad place, and instead approach it from a good place.
Welcome to Monday. Let’s go out there and totally make this an awesome week!
How will you choose to face the work week?
Finding positivity is not hard, it just requires action. Knowing that we have things to do and expectations to meet during the day and the upcoming week, and that we have responsibilities to tend to, we have the power to choose HOW we will take them on. When we choose to face our lives with a positive attitude about what we will be doing, instead of a negative perspective, we empower ourselves. When we feel empowered, we often spread that feeling to others around us, and as such can build more positive feelings. 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 twenty fifth 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.
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