When's the last time you felt good about yourself? Not like "damn, I look good in that dress" or "this lipstick really makes my eyes pop." When did you feel good good?
Good about your thoughts, your goals and achievements, your friends and family. Basically, about the world around you.
As grown-ups, we tend to focus on the things that bother and annoy us. Dwelling on these negative thoughts, we don't have the time to remember all of the good fortune in our lives.
Jessica's "Daily Affirmation" video is a remedy for that. Seeing her dance with excitement and joy for life, it's impossible not to feel inspired.
Jessica was only 4-years-old when this video was created. Now she is 18, but we like to think that she still practices this same, awesome daily routine.
Maybe it's something we should all try. Who knows, it might actually work?
There are other ways to conquer negative thoughts on day-to-day basis. Here are some easy methods to get you started.
1. Change the scenery.
If the source of your negative thoughts is related to your surroundings, spend some time away from them. Fresh air and open spaces can help clear your head, take your mind off your worries, and allow you to view your problems from a new perspective.
2. Make a list.
Most of our difficulties can be broken down into smaller problems that have easier solutions. The challenge is to define the problems correctly. Instead of saying "I hate my job" or "I don't like how I look," list the things about your job and your appearance that make you feel this way, then try addressing those things one at a time. Having them neatly broken down into smaller categories will help you find answers more quickly, and make them seem more manageable.
3. Distract yourself.
Spend some time doing unrelated stuff that still keeps your mind focused. In other words, don't let your mind wander or it will eventually go back to the negative thoughts. Read a book, listen to some music, make a grocery list. And be sure to stay away from apps like Instagram and Pinterest. They'll just make you feel worse in the end.
4. Name three things you are grateful for.
Expressing gratitude is known to make you feel more positive. Plus, it isn't too hard. Just think of the things you have that you wouldn't want to give up for anything: your family, friends, pets, or even those ice-cold margaritas on a Friday night.
Browsing for cute baby goats also helps.
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