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Five ways to be positive right now

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Oh, how to stop worrying and doubting…

When you doubt, you’ve stopped trusting the power that created the Universe. Such a silly thing to do when it’s put that way, don’t you think? If you plugged a lamp into the socket, and the light didn’t go on, you’d figure either the bulb was burned out or you hadn’t paid the electric bill. In other words it would be something on your end that caused the light not to work. You would never doubt that the power of electricity was no long effective.

So when you doubt yourself or have doubts about some event or another person, the problem is on your end, because the power that created the Universe has your back and there’s nothing to worry about. So how do you fix your end of this deal? I’ve come up with 6 ways to be positive so you can stay hooked into the joyful source of your life and see the truth that all is well.

1. Put yourself first The most important thing to do when you feel doubt is think something that makes you feel good. Sometimes it helps to go outside to summon happy thoughts or read spiritual material that fills you with positive energy, or look through a travel magazine and focus on a dream vacation. Only you, know what will cheer you up. It really helps to build a list of thoughts that lift your spirits, so when you get down in the dumps you can refer to it. I call it my First Aid Kit.

2. Stay alert to your mood When you get used to rehearsing a problem you can get into the habit of negative thinking. When you decide to focus on feeling good, then it’s important to monitor your thoughts carefully. It gets easy to do with practice and it’s quite fun. When a

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negative doubt comes in you’ll be able to say, “Oops, you can’t come in.”

3. Don’t pick up what you went to bed with When you sleep, your mind gets to defrag and you actually wake up positive.

If you’re not careful though, the old pattern you went to sleep with will emerge. Start your moring with positive thoughts instead of thinking, ‘What was I worried about yesterday? Oh yeah, I’m sad because Calvin left me,’ you’ll just pick up yesterday’s doubt like a garbage man picks up garbage.

4. Play and do something you love When you’re working through a negative situation (we have to have them and I’ll talk about that in a minute) be selfish about doing what you love. Sing, dance, play in your garden, take a balloon ride, call a friend, get a massage, meditate, read your favorite book, watch an uplifting movie are some ideas.

5. Put your doubt on your dog Our animals know when we’re not happy and they can absorb our negative energy and magically neutralize it. There’s a whole new field (thank God) in which animals are trained as therapy animals. Dogs are the best transformers in my opinion, but then I’m a dog lover. I suppose horses are too, but I’ve not met a therapy horse. Tell your dog the whole problem and then get busy thinking happy thoughts and doing happy things.

Why do we have to go through negative stuff?

We need to go through negative times, so we can enjoy better times when they come, and they always do. If we were never sick we wouldn’t love feeling good. If we didn’t get tired, we wouldn’t enjoy being rested as much. If we didn’t get hungry we wouldn’t enjoy our meals. If someone said to you right after you ate a nice dinner, “You wanna go out and have dinner at your favorite restaurant?” You wouldn’t want to. It wouldn’t even sound good to you.

So if you’re going through a time that’s less than happy, first and foremost, know it’s temporary and that it’s a GOOD thing!

Then make your priority be to find ways to feel good no matter what.

Thank you for reading my thoughts on being positive.

If you liked it and it made you feel better, I think you’ll like “You Came Here to be Happy,” just one of my pieces on being positive and finding happiness in a busy and stressful world.

To read that blog or any of my other writings, and for fun videos on getting organized, go to cluborganized.

Pam Young is a self- hep guru and a self- described reformed slob. Read more from Pam and get tips on everything from losing weight to de- cluttering your home online at cluborganized. com.

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