We all have gotten in a downward spiral; fears and worries and a bad event or two can knock us off course and it is easy to get on that slippery slope of stinking thinking. It is key to internalize coping mechanisms, habits, and rituals that snap the cycle and put us on an UPWARD SPIRAL.
1) Count Your Blessings!
List them out, review them, appreciate them, let the important people in your life know how much they mean to you. Adopt an “Attitude of Gratitude” and make the “Habit of Happiness” second nature. If you for a single moment don’t think you have anything to be grateful for, start imagining things disappearing from your life and how much you would miss them.
Get active! Exercise! Do something or go somewhere different, it will make a difference! Often a change of scenery can revitalize us and mood is often impacted by motion. Exercise invigorates the body which powerfully impacts the mind.
3) Eat the Frog!
Frequently, we are avoiding facing some decision or situation that is weighing on our mind. A tremendous relief occurs when we finally put it behind us and it is rarely as bad as our fears make it out.
“Life is like a spiral of good and bad experiences. You are never static. You are either moving up or down the spiral. The choice of direction is yours.” – P. D. M. Dolce
“Moving along the upward spiral requires us to learn, commit, and do on increasingly higher planes. We deceive ourselves if we think that any one of these is sufficient. We must learn, commit, and do; learn, commit, and do; learn, commit, and do again.” – Stephen R. Covey
“Being successful is like a spiral. The more you eat healthy, the better your brain works. The better your brain works, the better you feel. The better you feel, the better you focus. The better you focus, the more successful you become.” – Owen Cook
As always, I share what I most want/need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier