Ever get up in the morning after not sleeping so great and then as you stumble around in the darkness, looking to destroy that accursed alarm clock you end up stubbing your toe that makes you start hopping around on one foot?
Next thing you know you trip over a toy the kids left laying around or the dog that’s laying at the foot of the bed (who’s wondering what you are hopping around for) and bump into the door and as you try to grab for the door frame (in vain) to keep from falling over you slowly but surely (you know the slow motion thing that happens) find yourself about to kiss the carpet (did someone just yell ‘Timber’?).
Let me ask you…
How did the rest of your day go?
I would wager more often than not, it turned out to be a tough day, complete with all kinds of challenges and difficulties, right?
Every little thing seems to just agitate us and we can’t seem to shake the ‘funk’ and get back to what makes us happy.
Even if the people around us are happy and opening their arms and their hearts to welcome us in and share in the joy, we turn ourselves away to wallow in our misery sometimes. It’s true, isn’t it?
So what happened? Why can’t we shake it and get back to being happy and dreaming about the future and envisioning what we want to achieve? What makes it so tough for us to everything back on track?
Dale Carnegie said it best in “How To Win Friends And Influence People” when he simply suggested…
Yep, that’s it! So Simple!
Frankly, the scenario I described at the beginning is actually a bit comical, reminds me of an old slap-stick scene with Charlie Chaplin or the 3 Stooges 🙂
Here’s the situation…
The more you complain, talk and think negatively or criticize everything that is going on around you, the more of the same you will receive in return. The more ‘down in the dumps’ you feel, the longer you may stay there and the tougher it most likely will be to get rid of that mindset.
The key here is to try and shake it, stop ‘that stinking thinking’ and allow yourself to become happy again.
The more positively you look at life, the more gratitude you feel towards everything and everyone around you, the more of it you will receive in return.
Simply put, the Law Of Attraction shows us time and time again that the more you are focused on something, the more of it you will receive.
Fill yourself with love, thoughts of abundance, joy, happiness and caring and ultimately you will receive the same in return.
So when you are stuck in that rut one morning after you get back up after you ‘kissed’ the carpet remember it could have been worse. Be happy you didn’t hurt yourself or the poor dog seriously. Allow yourself to think about what it would have looked like if you had a short mustache and a walking cane (or if your name was Larry, Moe or Curly) – yes, it would have been funny.
Look forward to the simple pleasures of that morning cup of coffee or whatever makes you feel good.
Sometimes we are stuck so deep in our negative mindset it may seem that only a miracle can shake us out of it, but even then you can do something to help yourself. Listen to some positive music or read something that makes you feel good and takes you out of the ‘zone’ you were in. You might even stop by YouTube and watch a couple of clips of some motivational material that can help you fix yourself (ok, they don’t always have to be motivational. Laughter is one of the greatest medicines, so go for the funny ones too). 🙂
Take a deep breath (or 10) and allow yourself to feel good about life and you will be on the right track to a great day.
Here’s to your success,