Anticipation can be exciting.
I am, for those of you who don’t know me, a huge fan of the Star Wars universe. This week Episode VII will be released. I cannot begin to express just how excited I am to be seeing this movie in a few days!
The anticipation is nearly tangible. I feel positive, I feel excited, I feel a sense of joy akin to some of my best childhood memories.
No matter what the thing that causes this kind of anticipation, this is a huge positive. I love this feeling, it brings up nostalgia and excitement and numerous other positive emotions.
Anticipation for something that excites you is an amazing feeling. It is hugely positive, and there is nothing bad about having more to feel positive about in your life.
Yes, I recognize I may be disappointed. Let’s face it – the prequels were largely pretty unfortunate. I don’t care about this, however, because the sensation I am experiencing in my anticipation for this is hugely worthwhile, and I am happy to relish in how this makes me feel.
I know that sometimes anticipation is not a good thing. There is a negative type of anticipation too, the kind that makes you feel anxious, nervous, unhappy. But there are two sides to the coin that is anticipation, and I want to focus on the positive side and that particular set of sensations.
We can choose our emotions. We often forget this, we find ourselves neglecting this, but it is true none-the-less. When there is something that makes us feel good, why not give it more energy, more focus and attention? I don’t know about you, but I far prefer to feel good and positive than to feel bad and negative.
There are a finite number of things that make me feel this kind of anticipation. I don’t care that the reason is a possibly stupid movie which might be imperfect – I want to focus on the feeling I am feeling. I am excited, I am feeling joyous and happy. These are feelings I want more of, so I see no harm in diving deeper into them.
There are too many things that make us feel trepidation, that make us concerned and anxious and unhappy. This type of anticipation is something that can create more positivity in our world, and I know I prefer that feeling to its opposites.
Finding positivity is not hard, it just requires action. Knowing that anticipation can generate all kinds of positive feelings, we should embrace it when we experience this. When we acknowledge the feelings of excitement and joy this sort of anticipation brings to life, 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 ninety-eighth 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.