Wednesday, August 4, 2010

How To Reclaim That Positive Energy - Part 1

When our energy isn't aligned, we are in a constant state of inner conflict. It takes work, a lot of persistence and re-wiring to stop the barrage of negative thoughts that enters our psyche on a daily basis. I get questions from readers on how to stay positive especially during trying times in their lives, so I thought I would do a post on it.

Reclaiming your positivity is going to take a bit of multitasking on your part, as you will need to simultaneously change your outer world, while also working on your inner world.

To keep this from being wordier than it already is, I am going to break it up into two parts; This first installment is going to focus on your thought process, and de-cluttering your life, while the second will delve into relationships, and boosting your productivity.

Your outer world is a reflection of your inner world - What does your outer world say about you?
Part 1
Thought Processes  

Part 2

 Lift your vibration by thinking positive and creating a positive energy field.
Did you know that you create your life experiences by the balance of your thoughts? Happiness, attracts happiness, and negativity attracts negativity. What is the likely-hood that your friend who is always male bashing [men aint sh*t] will fall madly in love and get married? - You must put yourself on a higher vibrational level in order to manifest the things you truly desire.

Understand that with every good deed, every good thought, and every good emotion, you are lifting your vibration, and creating a positive energy field that will reveal a new fulfilling life for you. 

Change the negative thoughts that are the most dominant first! 
As these are usually the thoughts that govern your day-to-day activities. [Some examples: being afraid of change, worrying about what others think, defeatist attitudes]

Take a sheet of paper and draw a line down the center of the paper. On one side write down all of your doubts, on the other, write down all the reasons your doubts are invalid. These will become your positive affirmations, you must return to these affirmations whenever your begin to feel doubts about your plan in life.

Here are some ways to replace more specific negative thoughts:
-If you are afraid of change, ask yourself what small step you can make TODAY that will get you closer to the bigger picture.
-If you have a defeatist attitude, you must gain trust back in yourself by following through on goals. Set 4 attainable goals daily, and slowly but surely as you work to focus on follow-through, the trust you lost in yourself will re-emerge.
-If someone close to you shoots down your dream, stop assisting them by participating in negative mental chatter. Negative mental chatter includes; self doubt, reflecting on what made them shoot down your dream etc. Instead, choose to focus on your positive affirmations.

Start a gratitude journal
When you realize how truly blessed you are, you will begin to feel happier each day. These don't have to be eloquent journal entries, simply list the things that you are grateful for each day.

 Control irrational thoughts that lead you to make rash decisions 
If you are having a "moment" take some time to get yourself in healthy state of mind. Never make decisions when you are overcome with emotion, as those tend to be the moments you are looking for instant gratification.
-If possible, give yourself at least 12 hours to reflect on the issue at hand, and make a decision only when you are detached from controlling the outcome.

Spend quiet time alone in one of your favorite places
You can relax, meditate, walk, run, or sit still. I recommend being still. I like to meditate near Runyon Canyon during sunset, it brings about about a sense of rejuvenation, and mental clarity. I mediate at least once daily to purge any discomforts/dissatisfaction. 

Once you are in a positive state of mind, it's time to DE-clutter!

De-clutter! [Workspace]
You will feel a lot better when your workspace is in order, having an organized, clutter-free workspace is conducive to healthy work habits. Try this: Remove everything on your workspace except for the things you absolutely need for (1) month, and see how well you do. Sometimes we don't realize that the things we put in/near/around our workspace to make us feel comfortable, can actually activate the "procrastination gene".

De-clutter! [Home]
Instead of cringing at the overwhelming thought of de-cluttering your house in one round, spend 15 minutes a day organizing, and de-cluttering.

For every new item you bring into your home, you must donate/toss two. 

Place all of the things you "think" you will need at some point in a box, and write a date on it [set the date for a year in the future] if by that time, you haven't utilized the contents of that box, it's time to donate/toss it.

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  1. Great post! I try to do most of these things but this is great reinforcement.

  2. what an awesome post! i love all of the tips

  3. Definately needed this today! Absolutely great post!

  4. I love the tips on meditating and keeping a gratitude journal. Whenever I find myself getting upset or feeling negative I just think of our fortunate I am and then my entire mood changes. Great post!

  5. oh my gosh I needed this today...believe me

  6. Thank you soooo much for this post, people say stop thinking negative, but dont really give you the tools to do so!! This post came just in time!!!

  7. Perfect timing! I am currently reading: You can heal your life, because I realized that for years my thoughts have been working against me. Thank you for such a wonderful post, it will definetly help me on my journey!

  8. I've been thinking about these very things lately. Great post. By the way, I just discovered your blog a couple of weeks ago and I'm already hooked. Amazing!

  9. This is an awesome post! And right on time. Thank you for some great information. This is exactly what I needed in my life right now. I printed out this post out and will begin to apply it immediately! Thanks Nik! Can't wait to read more post on this. Thanks for being a blessing.


  10. This is a WONDERFUL post. I want to reclaim my positive energy, but I honestly didn't know where to begin, because there are so many negative influences around me. Thank you so much Nik!!

  11. I really appreciate this post; your always on point girl!!!

  12. You must be in my head. I needed this episode. It's funny how negative energy around you seems to seep on you without you realizing it. Thanks Nik and looking forward to the rest of your article!

  13. Best post ever read. Honestly, if you were in my head you would immediately understand why it is. A grateful thank you.


  14. :D one more reason i'm loving this blog n admiring u. I've read. books on this, in fact I'm re-reading "You Can Heal Your Life" by Louise Hay and this is some thing which you have to nurture to retain. It's really not a 123 and Ur sorted type thing. I'm on my second round due to non-nurturing and this post I think was just one positive thing sent in my direction through my current state of mind.

    Thank u kindly (Paps frm Wayans Brow tv show voice lol)
    'Silent Cruiser' ;)

    (but wait, does this mean I'm no longer "silent"?? Damnit! Oh well. Lol)

  15. I love your blog and this is a great post!! Meditating and thinking positively really does work, although it can be hard sometimes in this world we live in.

    I never bother to post comments on blogs, but this one is worth it. :-p
    Keep it up!

  16. Awesome post! These tips are great and will certainly become a part of my daily routine! =) I SO needed to read this today.

  17. I love this and will definitely start incorporating some of your tips into my life!


  18. One of your best posts by far- *Suppperrrrb* (French accent)

  19. ummmm...why are u so amazing! hhaha thank you for this post! need it now more than're beinging me back to "the secret" and "the richest man who ever lived"


  20. Hi!! You "save" my Life! thank you so much for this post and the information!
    You are a blessing!
    Regards from Portugal!! :))


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