Whether it’s an unexpected bill in the mail, months of rain or stress over health issues, negativity can sap your strength and energy, not to mention your joy. Frequent bursts of negative energy can make weight loss programs an even more difficult task. Worry drains you of the ability to appreciate the small gifts life graces you with on a regular basis. Once you succumb to the pressure and climb on the merry-go-round of negativity, it begins to spin faster and faster until you feel as though you will never get off of it.
You have the power to push away the negativity. As the world begins to weigh down upon you, take a moment to appreciate the smaller things in life. If you are upset after an argument with your boss, take a moment to look out the window. Simply appreciating a flower swaying in the wind, or a seagull that is flying by can alter your outlook on the world.
Focusing on small joys can be an oversimplification of the on-going activity in the brain. Brain scientists report that a person’s thoughts, whether positive or negative, program their neurons to think in certain ways. In other words, once an individual focuses on a subject, he tends to continue to think about that topic in the same way, which eventually colors his overall view of life. So, by thinking about things that make you happy, you may very well be able to make yourself feel happier!