Do you ever feel like life is just too hard? I get it, we all go through tough times. Sometimes the stress of balancing work and home life can seem overwhelming or even impossible to overcome.
It’s during these moments that it’s important to remind yourself of the things about your life that are good so you don’t lose sight of what really matters! Here are 10 ways I have found to stay positive in tough times…
Number One: Never stop believing in yourself.
Remember that Heaven has a divine plan for you. You can call upon your Angels , Guides and loved ones in sprit whenever you need divine assistance.
Number Two: Reach out to your family and friends for support.
The people in our lives who truly care about us are there when we need them the most. There are somethings in life that you are not meant t go through alone.
Number Three: Live one day at a time, focusing on today instead of worrying about yesterday or tomorrow.
By living only in the present you can avoid stress, anxiety and depression by staying focused on what’s right in front of you instead of stressing about the unknown. A friend of mine once told me that 90% of the things we stress over never end up happening. So why stress?
Number Four: Exercise & Stretch.
When I am feeling stressed or anxious, one of the best ways to deal with it is by exercising for at least 15 minutes a day.
For me, walking is my medicine. Not only does exercise release endorphins in our bodies which make us feel better but when we are experiencing stress and anxiety oftentimes all we can think about is what made us upset. When you exercise, you reset your mind and reconnect with your soul.
Number Five: Be Grateful Every Day.
This probably goes without saying but it is so important to stay positive through tough times that I had to include it in the blog post content!
Being grateful for what you have, no matter how big or small, will give your life more meaning and make you feel better about yourself. You can do this by ending each night with a gratitude list.
Number Six: Spend Time With Loved Ones.
This is a great way to stay positive because it will allow you to be reminded of all the wonderful people in your life and that they care about you! You can do this by reaching our and reconnecting with the people in your life that you lost touch with.
Number Seven: Surround Yourself With Positivity.
Having positive people around you will help keep your spirits up and remind you that there is more to life than just negativity! You can do this by spending time with the right group of friends who are supportive.
Number Eight: Let Go of Negativity.
If someone is mean, hateful or negative, then they are just not worth your time. When you subtract negative people out of your life, you allow more positive people to find you.
People that are positive and uplifting will only add more positivity to your life.
Number Nine: Finding Gratitude In Everything.
The best way to stay positive is by being grateful every day for the small things in life, like a gorgeous flower or even something as simple as having enough food on the table. The more you acknowledge the goodness in your life, the more positive things you attract.
Number Ten: Do What You Love Everyday.
Remember not to lose yourself during times of stress. Stay focused on the things you love most in life. Take a day off from work if you can and do something that makes your soul happy. Dancing, Singing, Writing, Swimming or Journaling are all examples of ways to bring back happiness in your life.
Lastly, Remember to love yourself when times get tough. This is the most important thing you can do for your own well-being and mental health. It’s easy to put pressure on ourselves during these hard times, but remember that self-love helps to heals your mind, body and soul you need.
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Lessons From Heaven
In the USA, The 4th of July is a pretty big deal. I’ve always loved everything about it – getting together with the family, eating tons of food, and watching fireworks. This year, with many people avoiding large groups, celebrations might look a little different. My family won’t be getting together on the 4th this year, because we’re being super careful not to expose my mom to any germs. I was talking to Alexa about that the other day, and I had this crazy idea. How about making 2020 the year to celebrate “Spiritual Independence?”
What the heck is Spiritual Independence?
You know I don’t think of myself as a spiritual teacher, but when you hear messages from souls in Heaven like I do, you start to notice some patterns.
I realized a long time ago that dead people can teach you a lot about life. For instance, I used to wonder why the souls who came through to me never seemed to hold a grudge toward anyone – even if that person had been responsible for their death. Also, they didn’t seem bothered if their loved one was with another person, as long as they were happy.
Bottom line, it became clear to me that when you pass over you leave behind things like jealousy, resentment, anger, and even fear.
Think of it like this – negative emotions are like heavy baggage, and a soul can’t ascend to heaven with all that stuff weighing them down. So, they hang on the light emotions like love, gratitude, and compassion, and they jettison the heavy ones so they can transition.
Which brings me to my point about Spiritual Independence.
You don’t have to wait until you die to release yourself from the grip of heavy emotions. Think about how negative thoughts might be blocking you from having the things you want in life. Wouldn’t everything be a whole lot better if you took control of those feelings, and could live your life independent of them?
But wait! This is terrible timing. How can anyone focus on positive things right now, when there’s so much negativity and fear everywhere you look? Isn’t that like starting a diet on the day before Thanksgiving?
Actually, this is the perfect time to start shifting your energy. It’s just what you and the people around you need right now. And it’s not that hard.
Let’s make a pact to declare our independence from all things negative by July 4th.
Here are some ideas to get you started…
- Minimize your exposure to the news and violence on television. I’m not saying you have to live in a bubble, but the news has a way of stirring up our fear and anxiety. Limit yourself to a few minutes each morning to check the news, then focus on what you’re grateful for, meditate, and have a nice cup of coffee (and maybe a donut).
- Think consciously about replacing negative emotions with positive ones. Do a little inventory at the end of each day. Think about how you felt that day, what your mood is now that the day is done, and what contributed to your emotions – good or bad. Set your intention to spend the following day focusing on thoughts and activities that elevate your mood and put you in a positive space.
- Be kind to yourself and others. Doing nice things for people, even if it’s just telling a joke and making them smile, has a ripple effect. It brightens up your day, their day, and makes everyone’s interactions with others a little bit lighter.
- Spend time with positive people. You know how some people love to complain and gossip! When I’m around them, that energy rubs off on me. But when I’m with Alexa, or any of my positive, grateful friends, the whole world feels brighter.
- Know that your loved ones in heaven are cheering you on. When things are hard and you’re faced with sadness and uncertainty, look for a sign from Heaven and remember that you are never alone. Loved ones who pass aren’t really gone – they are with you always, protecting and guiding you.
Don’t let fear, jealousy, insecurity, and anger weigh you down. You have control of your emotions, so assert your independence!
I hope the little messages I have been sharing with you from Heaven help you on your own spiritual journey. Whether you are looking to heal grief, achieve your dreams, or connect with your loved ones in Spirit, I am here to help. That is why I have recorded a brand new series of audio classes where I share with you the same tools and techniques I use in my everyday life. I hope you will take a look and that they will help you the same way they have helped me.
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