Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Wednesday: Positive Attitude (and Affirmations)

“Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different.” ~Katherine Mansfield

Maintaining a positive attitude is not always easy. In fact, it can seem downright impossible at times. Life can throw us great challenges. Stress, guilt, sorrow, fear, anger, and even despair are all real feelings… but they ARE just feelings. And while it certainly doesn’t FEEL like we’re in control of those feelings sometimes; it’s important to remember that we are. When we remember that we have the power to choose our attitudes about our circumstances it becomes possible to deal with those circumstances effectively. When the feelings of sadness, fear and the like become overwhelming, it’s extremely difficult to be effective at handling the very things that are seemingly causing the feelings. It’s only when we step back, acknowledge our fear for what it is, and then change our attitude about the circumstances, can we begin to overcome…

Some possible affirmations might be: “I have the power to replace chaos with calm.” And, “I accept and incorporate change in my life.”

We do have the power to choose and change our attitudes.

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