Occasionally, I find myself having a pity party. When I feel down in the dumps; on the path to depression. Or I am on the way to dark thoughts. It is SO important to take the first step to turn my mood around. Whenever I can get a hold of my thoughts or feelings, I will silently say to myself, STOP!
The second step is to take a deep breath. The third and last step is vital. Now that I have my own attention, I focus on one of three words: love, peace, or gratitude. I attempt to feel which word I focus on. If I can hold one of these words in my mind, this energy will expand instead of sliding to the shadowy side.
It’s simple, but not so easy. I know that for a moment I am concentrating on one of the three words, it is better than to be depressed. I will attempt to repeat it…and repeat it…and repeat it. Remember, it beats the alternative!
Let me know what you know in the comments! Or you can leave a ☼ (sunshine)!
You can subscribe to my blog at www.success4lifetime.org. How about joining my Facebook group called The Stroke Recovery Circle? Or you can watch my past videos on my YouTube channel at thestrokerecoverycircle.
Thank you! To your success!