There are some days when you just want to wallow around in an argument that you had yesterday. You start by re-reading a text or email that was sent to you, or you replay that argument over in your head. Then you start thinking about all of the, “I should’ve said…”
You do this kind of behavior for fifteen or twenty minutes and before you know it, you’ve put yourself in a bad mood for the rest of the day.
The below article was sent to me from a co-worker. When you feel yourself going down the negativity-road remember that positive action is the choice that will set you free from negativity.
Positive action is only a single, momentary choice away from a negative mindset.
Make that choice and suddenly you are free of the negativity.
When you are feeling cynical, dismayed, angry, frustrated, decide to abruptly interrupt that pattern.
Point your considerable amount of energy in a positive direction.
Whatever may have already happened, there is nothing at all that says you have to continue on a destructive trajectory.
You have every reason in the world to turn it all around with positive action.
Imagine how great that transformation will feel. Know that it is absolutely within your power to make it, immediately.
When you’ve sunk into the deepest depths, even a tiny positive change can feel like the best thing ever.
Make that change, feel its goodness, its rightness, and build on it.
Activate the control you have, utilize the choice you have and transform a negative perspective into positive action, positive power.
Take the energy you’ve paid dearly to generate, and turn it all toward something beautiful.
— Ralph Marston