Have you ever felt like you just had that negative cloud around you like Pigpen from Charlie Brown. It seems no matter what you do the vicious cycle continues. I think self-love is a route to many emotional ailments.
I’ve found myself in this place several times, and whenever it comes up I look in the mirror and say “okay time for an attitude adjustment.”
Don’t be Pigpen
Here are a 2 tips that help me out of a funk, on more than one occasion.
Have an Attitude of Gratitude
First is gratitude. Over the years I have read many articles and white papers about gratitude. I would even go as far as asking what about yourself personally are you grateful for? Keep a daily gratitude journal, listing all the reasons you are grateful.
Before you go any further download your FREE WORKBOOK that can flush out some ideas to get you enjoying this journey to an overabundance of love. I even take it a step further, listing all the things I’m grateful for that I have still yet to catch up with. “I’m so grateful I’m a multi-millionaire with a Tribe of strong independent women who know how to love like there’s no tomorrow. While I travel the world connecting and making film.” Continue to Manifest Positive Thoughts
Here’s an article I found on PsychCentral written by Theresa J. Bochard, 6 ways to Cultivate Gratitude
Second is the Rubber Band Technique. Yes it’s what is sounds like. You wear a rubber band around your wrist. Whenever I have a negative thought, I snap the rubber band and then correct that thought with a positive one. There’s a little controversy around the rubber band technique, but I love it. Try it and let me know your thoughts.
Download your FREE #MoreLoveNow WORKBOOK and For the next 7 days keep a gratitude journal and try the rubber band technique. Then come back and share your results.
How to get out of a Funk – #MoreLoveNow
I’ve had so many people asking questions about being stuck in a rut. You know, when you’ re just down in the dumps and feel like they’re in a funk. So I figured I would answer the question…
How do I get out of my funk?
The first way to get out of your funk is to have an attitude adjustment. I know that sounds trivial, but you have to have an attitude adjustment. Gratitude is definitely a way to get out of your funk. If you look at positive psychologist they will encourage you to have a sense of gratitude. Several years ago I found my mind was always consumed with negative thoughts. I mean all day long. I found myself just kind of stuck in that vicious cycle. Things were not going right in my life and so I had this this negative haze over my head. I think about it my self-love quotion had be dropping over time.
One of the things that I started to do was to create an attitude of gratitude. So every night and every morning I would write down three things that I was grateful for. Now in the beginning this may be hard, because if you are stuck in your rut you are constantly thinking about negative things. So you have to actually stop and ask yourself “what am I grateful for,” and if today it is only for the air in your lungs say that out loud. “I am grateful for the air in my lungs” and in the beginning you may be grateful for trivial things like “I’m grateful that I have eggs in my refrigerator” and that may not be trivial to some people but it may need to be just those small things in the beginning. Look for those things throughout your day and you’ll be able to focus on the positive and you’ll also be more open. That will shift your attitude.
Another thing that I encourage is the rubber band technique. I love this technique. I have used this technique for negative thoughts and procrastination. So you put a rubber band on your wrist and when you find that you are having a negative thought you will snap the rubber band and then you immediately replace that thought with a positive thought. Or if you find that you are sitting on the couch watching tv and avoiding your to-do list snap that rubber, band get up and immediately do one of the things that are on your list.
So those are two ways to begin the journey out of your funk. You want to…
- Shift your attitude to have an attitude of gratitude
- Start to manifest positive behaviors with the rubber band technique
- Let me know if this works for you.
Set yourself on a path for this week. For the next seven days. Journal every morning or night about what you are grateful for and also try the rubber band technique. I look forward to connecting with you.