How to Stay Positive in a Negative World

We live in a world at a time where it is SO EASY to be negative. All you have to do is pop on the daily news for a few minutes and you’ll get updates AND a heaping side of negativity and cynicism too. But negativity doesn’t feel good and it certainly isn’t going to generate positive thoughts. So HOW can you keep a tight grasp on your optimism and not be lured into downer-ville? Negativity = Scarcity First, you need to realize that all the negativity, cynicism, and critics out there stem from SCARCITY. There’s not enough of something. There isn’t enough peace. There isn’t enough kindness. There aren’t enough resources.  There isn’t enough power. There isn’t enough control. There isn’t enough love. There isn’t enough, there isn’t enough, there isn’t enough… THIS scarcity can ONLY lead you towards the negative side of the spectrum. So just be mindful of this – when you find yourself starting to travel down this road ask yourself these questions: Questions to ASK yourself What is the UPSIDE to thinking this way? How is this benefiting me/effecting me? Is there an upside? If not, then it’s not serving you and it’s time to decide if you really want to keep hanging on to it or not. Scarcity pops up A LOT. It pops up in all kinds of places too, some you wouldn’t even expect but there it is! What’s the upside? For me, there isn’t an upside. I find that when I indulge in scarcity I start to feel anxiety rise up, and then overwhelm, and then worry! Nothing good.  If I don’t recognize it for what it is immediately then it snowballs and I end up expending  A LOT of my precious (and limited) energy on inner chatter and ultimately while I’m … Continue reading How to Stay Positive in a Negative World