Although a week is a week, the past week felt extraordinarily long! That is what I get for doing nothing home. I’ve been really bored out of my wits that it’s affected the way I felt, thought and interacted with people. I didn’t want to feel that way for long (like I was passing life by and waiting for something good to happen) so on one of those nights I felt like I was wasting my day away, I made a conscious decision to not just be contented with the way my days were passing by uneventfully. Thus, my positivity project was born.
My mother always told me there is power in thoughts and words. So, you attract what you think and speak of. I’m not necessarily the most positive person there is though. I’ve been exposed to science, which requires facts and proof and thus has given me a realistic view of the world. So it really is hard for me sometimes to believe when all the evidence is presented right smack in my face. Of course there are other things which science cannot explain (like faith, which I do not question. but can I just add that because of my Theology class last semester I've learned that there are historical evidences supporting the stories in the Bible which amazed me. God really plans everything perfectly).
Anyway, one night I was feeling extremely toxic and I didn’t like that so I Googled “How to be Positive” and among the articles shared, I copied the ones I liked and felt I should do more to compile into what is now part of my positivity project. I wrote these tips on my planner, as well as some quotes to reflect on. Let me share some of my tips from the list:
1) Stay away from negative people.
For me, this is the first thing that had to go. Sure I was just staying at home, but I was somehow exposed to people via the social networking sites I constantly checked out of boredom. Those people I were pissed at for flooding my feed? Yeah, I unsubscribed them. Why bother keeping them there? They didn't know I was pissed at them so the only loser was me.
2) Stop comparing!
This is also HUGE for me since I have my moments wherein I get quite insecure from what I see, hear or read (from Facebook mostly) but I read a really great article recently saying that what people post online isn't the whole truth. It shows the fun parts but not the sad parts. It shows the finished product but not what you needed to do to get to the finished product. To quote the article,
"When you’re waiting for your coffee to brew, the majority of your friends probably aren’t doing anything any more special.
But it only takes one friend at the Eiffel Tower to make you feel like a loser."
I cleaned my room to let the good energy flow in. Plus I got a workout from it. Yay endorphins!
You can have the WORST day but someone could still be having it worse. Sometimes we get so caught up in our own troubles, we forget there are people who have it worse than we do yet still find time to smile. In the greater scheme of things, our problems are inconsequential. So breathe, and don't worry about a thing!