Sometimes you need a change of scenery.
This can be a small process, or it can be rather immense, depending on the time and situation. A change of scenery, however slight, can go a long ways towards building Positivity.
This can be a simple thing. Clean off your desk, rearrange your furniture, change out your décor, look at some digital images you have on your computer or phone or on the internet, reposition and move about the small things around you that you can.
This can be simple but involve more movement. Get up and take walk. Go look out a window, go stand in the sun, go stand in the rain, get up and stretch. Go grab a cup of coffee, go chat with a neighbor for a few minutes. Go pet a cat or dog. Just do something small to shift your environment.
This can involve more time and effort. Go for a hike, go to a movie, go see a concert or a play, take a drive to look at the foliage, go to the gym, go for a swim, take a walk around your neighborhood, go for a bike ride, go eat lunch at a park, find and hug a tree.
This can be much more involved. Take a trip somewhere other than where you call home. Go on an extended walkabout. Fly across an ocean. Drive across the country. Follow a pilgrimage route. Start learning something that you have never done before.
Of course, this can also be rather drastic. Move across the country. Quit your job and move to Europe. Sell everything you own and relocate and totally start over somewhere new.
Whether subtle or drastic, a change of scenery, literal or figurative, can make a huge difference towards your Positivity. The rote routine can be mind numbing, and it can frustrate and infuriate and lead you towards negativity in your world. An environmental shift, a change of scenery can really clear cobwebs and help you gain new focus and perspective.
It’s amazing how a subtle change of scenery can shift your mood, and help you to find more positivity.
I know that sometimes we get stuck in a situation where this is difficult. Finding a subtle change can go a long ways towards altering how you are feeling, and finding and building Positivity. Subtle change can also help prevent unwanted and drastic changes down the line.
Finding positivity is not hard, it just requires action. Knowing that you can change your scenery, whether subtly or drastically, you can shift how you are feeling. When we actively do things that will change our surroundings, we take more control over our emotions, and 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 eighty-ninth 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.