Okay, so the job hunting is getting you down. There’s nothing out there, and no sign of anything coming down the pike. Or that guy you spent so much time with at the bar the other night, the one you texted three times, the one who never responded, finally did. But it was just to say he was going out of town. Or your dog (or your kid) needs dental work to the tune of $2,700 which you really can’t afford now (or ever, really). Zat what’s troubling you, bunky?
Dozens of things come up every day that can put you in a negative frame of mind (if you let them), and, BAM, there goes your whole day. You mope. You worry. You gnaw away your energy with negativity, which fuels even more anxieties and depression.
Don’t do it. You have a choice. Stop negativity in its tracks. Don’t let it rob you. Use its energy to do something positive….read up on some new technologies; start a blog, do some filing (I hate filing),write a blog; clean out a closet; round up some old clothes for the Goodwill.
You get the point. When something untoward happens, you have a decision to make: do I refuse to compound my problem by staying mired in negativity. Or do I accept what happened, and move on. How long you entertain those bad thoughts is totally in your control. You can invite them in for a sit-down and some coffee. Or you can get rid of them as fast as a Nascar driver headed for the checkered flag.
Remember, if we give negative thinking an inch, it will take four thousand yards. Don’t let it.