Have your ever woke up feeling great? Getting ready for work, you are feeling happy and peaceful. You drive to work and everything is feeling wonderful. You’re going to have a good day, you think to yourself. Then, as soon as you walk in the door to your business, BAM…you’re hit in the face with a punch of negative energy. Someone or something destroys those blissful feelings. Some how all the good you had felt seems to have blown up and you start feeling blah and negative. This has happened to me on numerous occasions. I did some reading and I discovered some ways to shift those negative emotions back to positive emotions.
Start with your heart: Place your right hand over your heart and breathe deeply. Focus on your breath. Deeply inhale and exhale about four times. This will re-open the frontal lobe of your brain allowing you to think rationally and realize that you are allowing someone or something to steal your peace. Don’t ever give someone that power over you. It’s yours and yours alone.
Visualization works great too. Close your eyes, and breathe. Visualize that you are getting a phone call from someone you know. They are giving you the very best news. It is something you have been hoping for for so long. It is something that makes you want to smile and cry with so much joy. Imagine that you’re jumping up and down feeling so much happiness and thankfulness. How are you feeling after you open your eyes again? I can almost bet that you are feeling wonderful positive feelings again!
Gratitude is the key. Have you ever noticed your emotional state when you are grateful for something? Gratitude reduces a multitude of negative feelings and emotions. Take a few moments to focus on all that you have – rather than complain about all the things you do not have. Everyone has at least a few things to be grateful for. Pick up the phone and call someone who you are close with and share that wonderful feeling of gratitude. You will be sharing your wonderful feeling and maybe even making someone’s day better. You can explain what you are doing and ask them to share what they are grateful for.
Any time you feel like someone has taken your peace, step aside and try one of these little tricks. You and you alone are in control of your feelings. What we need to realize is that our emotions do not create us, WE create our emotions. We have the option to allow or not allow someone to steal our peace. And even though, sometimes our peace can get taken from us, it is our choice to re-create those positive emotions as soon as we can. Namaste!