What do you see? Do you notice the dark clouds first or the light coming from behind the clouds?
There are times in our lives that all seems to be dark. Everything seems to be going the wrong way, and there seems to be little hope in sight. These are the moments that we have to remain strong and focus on the light at the end of tunnel. No matter how low you may be or how dark the situation may seem, you have to remember that just like the rain clouds, it will pass away.
In life, beauty presents itself in the smallest ways, and if we are not focused on living and striving for elevation, evolution and positive growth in ourselves and our lives, then we can miss it...
Going through life with a negative self-esteem and self-image, I used to only be focused on my flaws. I could never see my own positive characteristics and refused to believe compliments of beauty, until I began to take my own advice of using positive self-talk, positive reframing and thought-stopping.
Are you the same way? Do you only see your flaws, the flaws of others and the negativity in your situation/environment?
Let's try something new (I promise that it will bring more light in not only your life but the lives of others):
- Speaking negatively about yourself, others, or your life situation- Stop it! Seriously, stop the negative verbiage and replace it with a positive (positive self-talk and positive reframing)
- A tendency to have consistent negative thoughts, regardless of positive feedback from others- Stop that! Literally use Thought-Stopping and get in the practice of using positive self-talk
- Hang positive quotes in your home in rooms that you spend the most time in
Beauty is everywhere. In the smallest of flowers and the quietest places, we can find beauty and peace to encourage us.
No matter what may be going on in your life or how your own personal self-image has been, decide today that you want more beauty/positive energy in your life and around you. Reprogramming your thought process and views is both emotionally and physically healthy. You will also see more positive changes in your life (some that may have already been occurring, but you didn't notice), your environment and relationships with others.
As always, I am your passionately driven ChristalNicole. I hope that your days, weeks, and months are beautiful and blessed....