Practical Ways to Cultivate a Stronger Positive Perspective
“Every day as you wake up, think that I am fortunate to be alive. I have a precious human life, and I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand myself out to others; to achieve enlightenment for all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.”
– His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Even from home, you are still making a positive impact on the world and on other people’s lives. Each of us is needed. You have an important purpose. I know that you know these things already. I also know that it is important to have support and reminders. It makes sense that you might have some moments of sadness and stress in this situation. How do you want to come out of it? Do you want to come out stronger? Better? If anyone can do it, I know that you can. You have created this wonderful life for yourself because you know that you can. You have accomplished so much because of your beautiful positive attitude and diligence. You are not someone who gives up. You still have many, many years of life ahead of you, and this will be an interesting story for you to tell. You can do anything to which you set your mind.
Personally, I have found Michael Singer’s Untethered Soul to be very helpful as a guide to cultivate a more positive attitude and a happier life. If you want to be happier in your life and in any situation, you must make a commitment to yourself to be happy. In the book, Singer explains how our life experience is dependent on how our mind perceives simple events that are happening around us. He offers many suggestions and perspectives that offer freedom from the negative thoughts that bring us down.
Our community needs each of us to be here to continue to inspire them with our generosity, our diligence, our persistence and our determination to fight for what is right. We have so much to give. As we have learned from our years of life, “this situation too, shall pass.” We will travel again. We will attend services and concerts and restaurants and social gatherings. We have a lot to which to look forward. Let’s keep our minds and bodies healthy so that we are ready when it is time.
This is a good time to check back to my previous blogs to give you some ideas and inspiration to help you maintain a helpful perspective.
Blog 1 – Self-Care Checklist
Blog 2 – Super Immunity Checklist – These reminders and strategies will also feed a healthy mood.
Blog 3 – Keep Moving, Meditate, Yoga, Go Outside
Blog 4 – Thoughts Directly Effect the Body
-Get a small notebook.
-Keep it easily accessible.
-Write the date.
-Write things for which you are grateful right now in this moment.
Ideas: the dog, the chair, the roof, the A/C, your job, your family, technology, etc.
-Add to it as you think of new things.
-Write things to which you can look forward.
Ideas: travel, seeing your friends and family in person, hugging, kissing, theatre, concerts, etc.
*Now, listen to “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” by Monty Python 🙂
Eat more vegetables.
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Brenda Morgan is a Master Health Coach Nutritionist, an ACSM Personal Trainer and a Fitness Teacher. Her goal is to inspire, motivate and support millions of people to make better choices to create their best lives. She has practiced for more than 15 years in the health and fitness industry. She wants to share her knowledge and expertise with everyone so that they don’t have to suffer the modern diseases that are affecting so many and their families. Good Nutrition, Fitness and Lifestyle Habits are the keys to Living to your Full Potential.
Brenda is a wife and the mother of two teenagers. She has a Bachelors in Music from Baylor University, a Masters in Business and is currently pursuing her Masters in Nutrition.
Email Brenda or call her: 210-842-3008