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Start Each Day With A Grateful Heart

Start Each Day With A Grateful Heart

We all have been taught from an early age to be grateful for what you have in life. Most of us go from day to day surviving and we do not take the time to be grateful. Even I find myself not appreciating the things in life that God has allowed me to have. As I am around people I find that not many people have a gracious and warm heart anymore. It seems like we are always in a hurry, we have to work more hours to earn more money, we expect more out of our children, and we don’t relax anymore.

Gratitude is found in our hearts, gratitude does not come naturally. We must make a conscience decision to have a grateful heart and we must practice showing acts of kindness. What does gratitude do for us? Gratitude will help us to be less anxious, have a calmer spirit, reduce our blood pressure, make us happier, and if we practice daily being grateful it will cause us to be more confident in ourselves.

There are many ways to bring happiness into our lives, we just need to make a conscience decision to have a grateful heart and start ignoring the negative that attempts to invade our lives.

Arise every morning thanking God for breath of life, this should be the first thing we do each and every morning. Many of us wake dragging ourselves out of bed and the first thought that enters our head is usually something negative. We need to wake being thankful that we have another day on this earth to be a positive example to someone that down and out.  We need to set our minds to be thankful and positive throughout the day, even when our co-workers and others around us are focusing on being negative.

How can we stay positive and bring a life of gratitude to others?

When negativity starts to bring us down, we need to stop and take a deep breath and focus on the blessings that we have been given. This can be difficult but the more you practice it the easier it will become a habit. Showing acts of kindness to co-workers, strangers and your spouse are some good habits to show gratitude to others. I practice opening the car door for my wife whenever we are together, she appreciates each and every time.

Practice starting each day with a grateful heart. Gratitude does change everything.

Posted by Tom in Lifestyle
Live And Surround Yourself With Positive People

Live And Surround Yourself With Positive People

People with positive attitude

I just came back from a four day convention and it was fantastic to be around people with a positive attitude. People that are positive and think positive thoughts seem to have a happier life and seem to have a great outlook at life. Even look at how much healthier people that are positive seem to be, they are more relaxed, they do not get stressed out over little things, and most don’t have to take high blood pressure medication or any sort of anti-depressants.

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The line of work I am in tends to put a large number of negative people in my life. When sitting back and watching these people I find that they are short tempered, they have a poor outlook on life, they are most likely on some sort of ant-depressant medication, and are terrible people to be around.

After spending these past four days with people that are positive I could actually feel my body take on a whole new feel to it. I was not stressed all the time, my muscles did not ache, my headaches were minimal, and I could feel my breathing was a lot smoother. It is amazing what stress can do to your health, and it is amazing how you feel when you are surrounded by positive thoughts and happy people.

In our day to day walk we are surrounded by negative people, they tend to prey on positive people trying to convert them to their way of being negative. We have to learn to stay positive and keep a positive outlook on life. A person’s attitude is just a frame of mind that you have to keep control of and manage what you listen to and manage what you allow to go into your sub-consequence. The old adage, garbage in garbage out.

A good example of this would be, watching the 24 hour news and weather stations. One out of every one hundred news reports are always negative. Negative media sells! People thrive on watching these stations, you very rarely ever  hear a positive news article, all the breaking news is about shootings, death and murder, never about something positive that has happened. If a person was to sit and watch these news channels, that person would eventually live in a sense of fear.

Change your life and change your attitude.

Living in a positive environment can lead to a much healthier outlook on life. Positive energy attracts positive people. This being the “Law of attraction”. Studies have proven that goals in life are much easier achieved by having a positive outlook on life.

Positive exercises to help you keep a positive and healthy life style.

 

Meditation – Setting some time daily even if it is just 15 minutes a day and focus on positive thoughts can change your life and make you a healthier person.

Calming music – The music that you listen to can affect your life and your thinking. Look at country music for an example, most of the songs focus on death, drinking, sex, and negative messages. Get to Rap music focuses on death, killing, sex and drugs. The Blues music focuses on being depressed and blue. Music can play a major role in your feelings, and your attitude on life. To think and a positive outlook you need to listen to music that calming and or energizing and promotes positive messages.

Exercise – Exercise is a great way to uplift your body, a great time to meditate. Exercise is a great time to spend time alone and think about positive thoughts.

Sleep – Sleep is getting harder and harder to come by in this materialistic world. Studies have shown that a body needs to have at least 8 good hours of quality sleep in order for the body to run at peak performance.

These are just a few of many ways for the body and mind to run at a positive rate. It is hard to be positive all the time, when you feel negativity coming into your thoughts, stop and take action to curb these negative influences out of your existence. Do some meditation, or listen to some positive uplifting music, do something, take some action and don’t allow negative energy back into your life.

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Posted by Tom in Lifestyle