I LOVE this quote!! It resonates with me. I think about who I want to be around and what I hope people see in me. I love happiness. I enjoy seeing my family & friends happy. In my mind, if I want to be around happy people, then I assume happy people want to be surrounded by positivity and happiness as well.
Not that long ago, I was in a VERY dark place. I was surrounded by people who couldn’t find joy in anything. It wasn’t fun having people squirming their negativity all over me. I felt rubbish ALL the time. I wasn’t happy with anything and slowly this filtered through to my job and my family life. I began to hate my job, I found faults in everything. I was unhappy at home. You know the worst thing? I didn’t realize how much it was influencing me until my kids told me I was always looking at what’s wrong and not what was going well. And let me tell you if your kids say that, then your in trouble.
What really gave me perspective was a skype chat with my really godd friend. We sat and talked for AGES with a cuppa in hand, crying and laughing. Friendship (good friends that is) are the best tonic EVER and it helps you find balance. We talked about our troubles. She told me of her similar struggles and then reminded me that we were always cheery and happy.
We talked about how we are always in control of what we see and hear. If you’re surrounded by negative people, sooner or later you will become as negative as them!! And who wants that?! Nope, not me.
Only YOU can change that. Small changes can bring about big results. Changing your mindset is a hard thing to do, but if I can do it then so can you.
Start small by slowly stepping away from negative people. Limiting your exposure of negativity isn’t easy and I know that because I found it hard to say no to some of my friends who wanted to catch up because they were feeling down. I found myself feeling just as crappy as them so I slowly began cutting back time I spent with certain people and slowly the light began to shine through. Everything wasn’t as miserable as I once thought. Then I revamped my social media feeds (FB, Instagram, Pinterest) by following a few links with positive affirmations and soon enough I started to see things like this which reminded me to pick up my game and think about me!!
Visual representations of positive quotes daily will help you start to change your outlook in general. I can promise you this- you often can’t change what’s happening around you but you can change how you look at it!!
Here are a few ideas for your search to begin your journey to a positive mindset.
- Inspirational quotes
- Positive vibes
- Positive quotes of the day
Remember that one small positive thought in the morning can shape your whole day.
Have a positively wonderful day 💙