My name is Meg and I blog over at A Dash of Meg. If you haven’t been to my blog before, head on over! I blog about my daily life while sharing healthy recipes and workouts that will definitely make you sweat!
I am truly honored to be writing a guest post for Cheryl today. When I was first asked to write a post for Cheryl I had no idea what I would right about. Usually, I am easily inspired; however, I was struggling to find something to write about.
Cheryl inspires me on a daily basis, so I wanted to return the favor and write something inspiring. After many days of pondering about what I should write about, it hit me.
I have recently finished reading The Magic by Rhonda Byrne. I wrote a full review of this book on my blog at the beginning of July, which you can read here.
This book has definitely provided me with tools that I now use on a daily basis to become a more positive and grateful person. One of the tools (or practices) that I have taken with me from this book is about how to change a negative thought or situation into a positive one.
I think this tool is incredibly useful and could be of value to many other people, so I would like to teach it to you today and share with you how I incorporate it into my daily life!
I am sure we can all agree that we have been presented with a negative situation or had a negative thought of some sort occur in our minds. For an example, a negative situation that you may have once been in could have involved your job. Maybe you were called into work when you really didn’t want to work and had other plans. Unfortunately, these situations do occur and we have to deal with them. I have been in this situation before and have definitely become upset because my plans of having the day off had to change; however, I am going to teach you how to make this seemingly negative situation a positive one.
Instead of being upset because I got called into work on a day that I wasn’t originally scheduled to work I would think of 10 positive thoughts or 10 reasons as to why I am grateful for my job. Some examples would be:
- I am grateful that I am fortunate enough to have a job; not everyone has this opportunity.
- I am grateful for being called into work today because I will make more money that I have been wanting.
I have also used this practice when my dog passed away recently. Instead of mourning the loss of my precious pet who I considered to be a sister, I came up with 10 things that I was grateful for about having my dog, Cuddles. Ok, let’s be real – I came up with way more than 10….
- I am grateful for being blessed with the best pet in the world.
- I am grateful that Cuddles lived 16 long years.
- I am grateful that Cuddles was alive for one month of the summer so I was able to spend time with her when she needed me most.
- I am grateful that I was home when Cuddles passed away because she needed me.
The above statements were a few that I came up with after Cuddles’ passing.
As you can see, literally any situation or thought can be made into a positive one. I always tell others to dwell on the positive rather than the negative and it really does help to find the positive in a situation by writing out what you are grateful for.
The next time you are in a negative situation or have a negative thought please try this practice. I am sure your attitude will change into that of a positive one and you can look at a situation and be grateful for it J
Thanks for having me, Cheryl! <3
Have a great day everyone!