Spring Forward With a Positive Attitude! Tools You Can Use Now to Help.

There Is Power In a Positive Attitude.

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.”-Willie Nelson

Dear Negative Thoughts,

We’re just not good for each other.  I’ve decided we need to break up.   I’m moving on and replacing you with Positive Thoughts!

Sincerely,

Negative Nelly

Life happens! There will always be stressful, challenging times throughout our lives.  Stress is a natural part of life and we all experience it. However, your mind is an incredibly powerful tool and with a little exercise, even the most negative of Nelly’s can turn their thought process around.

We all have the power to create a positive atmosphere through what we believe, think and choose.  A positive and optimistic attitude will help to diffuse stressful situations and help cope with life’s biggest challenges.  How we choose to respond to those challenges will make all the difference in the world, not only to you but to everyone else around you too.

Below are a few exercises to train your brain to spring ahead with a positive attitude:

Exercises to train your brain to stay positive:

  1. Take care of your body.  A healthy plant-based diet and regular exercise will nourish the body, boost your mood, support your detox organs and keep your lymph’s moving.
  2. Practice positive affirmations first thing in the morning. They will set the tone for your day inspiring you to change the way you think.  Speak kindly to yourself.  Stand up straight and walk with confidence.
  3. Savor life’s joys.  Don’t look back. Practice living in the moment. Whatever you enjoy, do more of it.
  4. Avoid over thinking. Come to terms with the situation and/or your decision.  Focus on a solution and not the problem or focus on your attitude and efforts. Maybe simply change your activity to redirect your thinking.
  5. Have gratitude.  Be thankful for all the good things in your life.  Make a list. Keep a gratitude journal.
  6. Learn to forgive.  Accept what is and make peace with it. Let go of fear, anger, guilt, regrets, and worrying, blaming, predicting, mistaking, labeling, personalizing, catastrophizing.  It will set you free to move forward in a positive way.
  7. Practice acts of kindness. Do one random act of kindness a day.  It will give you a sense of purpose.
  8. Invest in the ones you love and those within your life. Express positive emotions. Tell them today because tomorrow is never promised.
  9. Make sure that you are routinely getting 7-8 hours of sleep each night so that you awake refreshed and rejuvenated. Be sure to make your bed each morning. This will bring about a sense of accomplishment to start your day.
  10. Keep good company.  Attitudes affect others and are contagious.  Surround yourself with like-minded people.

Positive thinking contributes to your overall health and wellbeing as well.  If you keep your mind in a good shape, you will be less prone to depression and anxiety.

The benefits of positive thinking:

  1. Positive thinkers will have less stress and more control over the way they respond to negative situations. You will experience more joy and happiness by letting go and moving on. When you have a strong positive attitude you won’t give up on things.
  2. Finding the positive in a negative situation will help put your mind at ease, redirect your thinking and allow you to move forward with good intentions.
  3. A positive attitude will improve immune health and give you a better quality of life.
  4. Positive thinking boosts self-esteem. Focus on all of your good qualities. You’ll feel more confident in your daily life and when making decisions
  5. You will be more appreciative of the here and now. Positive thinkers find the lessons along the way.
  6. More success. Your attitude is an excellent predictor of your success. When you expect the best you will continue until you reach your goals.
  7. Positive thinkers inspire others to think positively. People are attracted to you solely because of your positive attitude will be around more often.
  8. A positive attitude attracts positive results. Believe in yourself and keep focusing on your goals.  Set daily goals or a to-do list.

How to get out of a momentary funk:

  1. Get Moving! Go for a walk. Change your location or your perspective.
  2. Get some fresh air
  3. Drink lots of water
  4. Read some inspirational quotes
  5. Take deep breaths
  6. Rest
  7. Call a friend
  8. Yoga! You are one class away from a good mood.
  9. Essential oils.  Here is a great diffuser blend recipe:  1 drop Myrrh, 1 drop Eucalyptus, 1 drop lime

We all go through certain phases and challenges in our lives and sometimes we may need to take a step back and reassess our situation.  If you’ve been in a funk or spend too much of your energy in a negative state it’s the perfect season to turn it around! It may not come easily but I challenge you to spring forward with a positive attitude. Challenge yourself to add at least one brain exercise a day.

 Sincerely,

 Positive Patty

What do you do to turn a negative into a positive?

Joy Vale
Patient Care Coordinator
Functional Endocrinology of Ohio
Akron: 2800 S. Arlington Road, Akron, Ohio 44312 (330) 644-5488
Cleveland: 6200 Rockside Woods Blvd., Ste. 100, Independence, Ohio 44131 (216) 236-0060
Dr. Keith S. Ungar, Chiropractic Physician

To schedule an appointment, click here.

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15 Smart Strategies to Reduce the Negativity in Your Life

Negativity

The world is full of nice people.  If you can’t find one, be one! [Click to Tweet]

We are all faced with challenging events and people throughout our day that can leave one feeling defeated, angered and stressed out. How we choose to deal with those moments will make all the difference in the world to you and everyone around you. I chose to start seeing my stresses and problems as conquerable challenges from which I can learn. I choose to focus on being a better person that I was yesterday.  I choose to laugh at myself and remind myself that we all make mistakes and that I’ll never be perfect!   Instead of focusing on the bad things, I want to recognize, appreciate and be grateful for all the good things in my life.  I’m working on living with intention, finding my purpose and inspiring and supporting those around me to do the same.
Identifying your negative thinking is the first step towards letting it go. I have come up with some strategies that have helped me deal with my own negativity and that of others. I am more mindful of my thoughts and when dealing with other’s negative thoughts and opinions I am more mindful of my reactions.  I know that by dealing with my own negativity I am better for all of those who are in my life.
Below are a few effective strategies to rejuvenate yourself when you just need to refocus on what is important to you in your life.
  1. Get plenty of sleep, exercise for at least 30 minutes a day and keep up a healthy diet.
  2. Think one small positive thought in the morning and change your whole day! There is power in positive thinking.
  3. Wherever you go, be all there. Be mindful of those moments instead of trying to control each moment and moment to come. Live each moment with intention knowing you have a purpose for being in that moment.
  4. Invest in the important relationships in your life. Do one kind gesture a day.
  5. Take a hot bath at least once a week for 20 minutes. Add a handful of Epson salts, 10 drops of Lavender oil and a half cup of baking soda.  There is not much a hot bath can’t solve.
  6. Say “I can!” Instead of “I can’t”. “The mind is everything.  What you think you become” -Buddha
  7. Look for the good in the experience even if it takes a while.
  8. Do something nice for someone. Help someone.  It will take your mind off of things and you’ll feel better.
  9. Have gratitude. Be thankful for all the good in your life. Make a list of 5 things for which you are grateful.
  10. Tap into your Spirituality. Pray and pray some more and/or meditate.
  11. Add humor to a sticky situation. Life is too short to sweat the small stuff.
  12. Take a deep breath and let it go. Whether for the moment or a lifetime. Walk away for a bit.
  13. Read a good book – one that you may get lost in for a while.
  14. Do more Yoga. Of course I was going to say that!  In order to lead a happy life one MUST balance mind, body and soul.
  15. Most importantly, if you can’t find a happy person in the room, BE ONE!
You can certainly make the world a better place by working on yourself and the space you create.   Tap into your compassion! [Click to Tweet]  Compliment, be that positive person in someone’s day, listen, hug and don’t forget to smile.  If all else fails, walk away, knowing that you are in control of your own happiness and that you choose not to take part in negative behavior.
What are some of the ways you overcome the negativity in your life?
Joy Vale
Patient Care Coordinator
July 29, 2015
www.balancingyourchemistry.com
Functional Endocrinology of Ohio
Akron: 2800 S. Arlington Road, Akron, Ohio 44312 (330) 644-5488
Cleveland: 6200 Rockside Woods Blvd., Ste. 100, Independence, Ohio 44131 (216) 236-0060
Dr. Keith S. Ungar, Dr. David Starkey and Dr. Andrew Kender, Chiropractic Physicians
To make an appointment, click here.

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