Have you ever had a day or a week where you just vault from zero to 200 on things that wouldn’t normally raise an eyebrow? That was a few weeks ago for me. My tolerance was below the sub-basement level. The positive is since I am working on creating the life I want I know “I can always start now”. It is crucial we have techniques to stop ourselves from spiraling down that path of negativity. I’m not going to say I didn’t start my spiraling but I am getting better at the pulling back sooner.
Realizing and acknowledging where I am heading is a major factor for me and looking around and seeing the positives in life. What do I have to be grateful for? What do I have control of? What activities can I do to shake these feelings up? Or what people can I surround myself with who are positive and enjoying life on all levels and through all circumstances? For me it is taking a breath and realizing I am okay and this will pass. My techniques are exercise no matter what – I’m talking a walk outside or if the weather is bad (February/March were brutal here) the treadmill, yoga and escaping into a good book/blog! We do have some control over a negative attitude or bad day. We can start now to learn better techniques to pull ourselves up. Let me know what brings you joy in down moments and how you shake it up.