It's been my experience that while I start out with good intentions I always, always give up or dilute them to the point that I may as well give up anyway!
There are two things I haven't given up on though, so there's hope for me yet!
The first one is journaling.
Despite his death, I have continued with journaling making some slight adjustments here and there, namely switching the “I am grateful for/that etc...” to “I love that I did/felt/saw...” which raises your vibration even higher. Gratitude is good, but it could be considered conditional. Love, however, is the ultimate positive emotion, kicking up our vibrations to an even higher level.
I journal in the evening before I go to bed. I allow myself to replay the day in my head to find some thing that happened that inspired me and moved me to love it. It can be so banal that it would appear to anyone else reading it that "little things pleased little minds", but guess what? Who cares?
By focusing on something positive, no matter how ridiculous it may seem to someone else, you are shifting your mental focus, your vibrational energy, up to another level, it may only be a miniscule increase, but Rome wasn't built in a day, and you can't get from where you are now to where you want to be without taking steps, and baby steps are just fine, you are still getting there.
A little word to the wise here; don't journal after you've done your evening routine of night-cream, hand-cream, etc... your hands transfer the oils onto the page and your trusty ballpoint will likely go on strike, causing a certain degree of consternation (in my case some un-ladylike effing and blinding) and that is NOT the frame of mind you want to be in when writing your journal detailing all the positives and lovely parts of your day!
One site I can't recommend highly enough is The Happy Journals, Fran Whitaker is an ex-Paralympian and a motivational speaker, once I found her site I stopped looking any further. So many other sites were all "do it this way" or "journaling, you're doing it wrong", but not Fran. Her take on it was just to do it. Start writing a journal. No preconceptions. No rules. Just write. It was soooo liberating! If you are new to journaling, or if you have started but think you are doing it wrong, Fran at The Happy Journals, will set you straight. She's an inspirational woman, who doesn't believe in limits or limiting thoughts, and she's funny too! I would add that while there are no constraints to what you write IN the book, I do recommend getting yourself something that will inspire you to write in it, something pretty, that will make writing your positive thoughts a pleasuable ritual, and that can be left by your bed. Below are a few that, in my humble opinion, are very "nightstand" worthy!
I'll let you know what my second new habit that has stuck in my next post...
Until then, grab a notebook and a pen and find the positive in each and everyday.
What will you find to love about your day?
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