For quite a while I've been teaching a really effective technique that allows you to shift our mind from negative to positive.
If you catch yourself moving into a negative mental or emotional state simply start thinking or saying out loud the word, “Delete!” and keep saying it until it’s all you can focus on. Then push yourself to think about something positive or start a positive activity that moves you away from the negativity.
I’ve found something better!
Recently, I discovered that if, instead of “Delete!,” I used the phrase, “Look what the cat dragged in!,” it made me smile—sometimes laugh out loud—and I’ve found that I can more easily move into a positive frame of mind. It worked almost immediately!
Try it. When you feel yourself easing or jumping into a negative mental state think or say, “Look what the cat dragged in!” Or, come up with another phrase you find outrageously funny.
No kidding, this works.
Have a great weekend and keep our friends to the north in mind. They’re starting to dig out.
See you Monday.