We live in a world where we are bombarded with lots of negative pulses. The main visual media on television and Internet are constantly vying for our eyes and ears to hear something sensational. There is a lot of screaming and yelling and pointing fingers that usually means there might not be much intellectual thought behind the broadcast or clip. Lots of noise is used to catch your attention. The competition for your eyes and attention is almost cut-throat.
Written media tries to grab your attention with sensational headlines about the demise of someone or something. Most headlines are pulling you into a negative light shining on some poor soul or company. It appears that the only way to put yourself forward is to be negative about someone else. Step on the other guy to boost yourself up. Well, that’s what one would believe by watching and reading headlines these days. What it does, is keep us under stress. When one believes all of these headlines, and doesn’t see any positive news, it tends to make you believe that the whole world is negative and has gone crazy.
What are the results of these attention grabbers? A very negative world, sad to say, but you don’t have to give in to all of that, and you can learn how to be positive in a negative world.
The mental health industry knows that chronic negative emotions and stress can increase your chances of depression. It is known that hormones released during stress can be a part of a decline in mental health and chronic high stress levels can set you up for an increase of risk for Alzheimer’s and other mental diseases and/or dementia. Negative emotions can also lead to forgetfulness and the decreased ability to concentrate.
Here’s how to be positive in a negative world –
~ Don’t yield to the stress! ~
Learn how to discern what puts you under stress and see how you can change or limit those stressors.
~ Stop watching the screamers! ~
For starters, don’t believe everything that is yelled at you. That’s your first clue that someone is trying to put another person down. That is the biggest thing that turns me off, and I tend to turn off those video clips or channels. You have an option to choose what you put in your head, and it is really important what you choose.
Blood pressure raises even while you think you are not responding, but you are soon sensing that turmoil rise up within and responding “I can’t believe….!” One medication leads to another medication controlling the side effects of the first medication. Then another and another.
~ Listen to your body ~
One of the biggest markets out there right now is how to eliminate stress. You can schedule a massage, join a gym, take a yoga class, learn a hobby, or take a quick get-away. We have become a society that has to fight for a stress-free lifestyle. But it is worth it!
Your body will thank you. Your family will thank you. You will be healthier, happier, and more efficient. Choose what you can deal with in a healthy way. If you job is too stressful, maybe there is a better one for you. Or maybe you need to learn how to deal with your job in a healthy fashion. Don’t let your boundaries be breached. Don’t give in to every request. Choose what is important and stick with it.
~ Choose to be positive ~
Being positive really is a choice. Anyone can do it! Even you. When you feel yourself getting angry or frustrated, stop and choose a different response. You can learn how to be positive. It is a choice. It is a habit.
Learn to give grace and mercy to those that are angry. Understand that they might not know the full situation. Don’t just listen to the loudest voice. Maybe they are a victim of a situation.
~ Understand that “Hurt people, hurt people” ~
In my studies and training as an Emotion Code Practitioner, I have found that I give people more grace than I used to. I understand that we are all the product of where we have been.
When people are hurt, they usually haven’t chosen the circumstances, and wouldn’t choose to be hurt if they had a choice. Lots of things happen “to” you, without you planning for them. You don’t choose your family or their financial status. As a child you have no input as to where you live, or how you live. You just do your best with what you get. Many children grow up in less than ideal homes and carry many burdens that were not meant for them to carry.
Some people are just plain mean. Why? They might just be a really hurt person. Some people, even if you asked them, don’t know why they are so negative or mean. They just are, or so they think. Even they can change with the right help.
I believe that the Emotion Code can even help those chronic negative people. Releasing negative emotions does seem to affect ones mental health. The less mental baggage that you carry around will help tremendously. It is like lifting off a weight. Many people who have experienced releasing trapped emotions have described feeling “lighter” or “happier” after a few sessions. Sometime even after only one session!
~ “Birds of a feather, flock together!” ~
As you release those negative emotions, you will find that as you become more positive, you will attract more positive people and situations. Quite phenomenal how this works!
Ever noticed how people who complain a lot like to get together and complain to each other? You know, try to out-do the others. Almost a competition of “My ‘bad thing’ is worse than your ‘bad thing’”.
And on the positive side, positive people attract people who want to be around positive people. They will run from the negative once they have experience the positive. It’s all about choices.
Be what you want to attract. Be positive. Choose positive. It’s your choice.
You can learn how to be positive.
~ Loraine Yoder ~