I am a positive person by nature. I see opportunities in almost any situation. But lately, I have not been feeling that way.
My default response to most things has been negative.
Now, I am giving myself some compassion here. The world has been in a state of injustice, pain, and sickness, and I'm sure that contributes to my perspective. Not to mention, staying inside all the time hasn't helped much either.
The part that I want to focus on is that this shift didn't happen overnight. I've been slowly turning toward negativity 1 degree at a time for a while now, without even realizing it.
When I finally took a look at myself and realized what was happening, a light bulb went off for me.
I haven't designed certain aspects of my days and life to support being positive. So this morning, this is what I am going to try to do to fix it.
- Replace social media scrolling with reading a book
- Replace conversations with negative co-workers by ones with positive co-workers
- Replace negative self-talk with positive self-talk
- Replace mindlessness with mindfulness
I'll report back tomorrow on how it goes. If you've been feeling this way too, give it a try as well.
Also, if you've found solutions to this, reply to this email and teach me your ways.