How to Rewire Your Mind for Positivity 

“A negative mind can never give you a positive life.” -Anonymous 

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3 months ago, I would wake up in the middle of the night from panic attacks. My mind was racked with worry. I constantly accounted for negative “what if” scenarios… 

All day, every day, I assumed the worst would happen. I thought I had to be prepared, but here’s the thing: the worries I had were affecting me as if they had already happened. 

 My body responded as if all my fears were real, and I was constantly going in and out of doctors offices trying to understand why my back and neck was in so much pain. I was 26. This shouldn’t have been happening, but it was. A slow deterioration of mind, body, and soul. 

Skip ahead to the end of summer, and I am happier than I’ve ever been… 

What changed? 

Nothing did, except for my mindset. I decided to retrain my mind for positivity and emotional resilience. I was tired of accounting for all the worst case scenarios. Instead, I wanted to envision all the best things that could happen instead, and let that optimism energize me. My dreams, goals, hopes, and passion literally started to fuel me, and things just started to work out.

Napoleon Hill states in “Think and Grow Rich” that positive emotions are the key to a successful life–and must be strengthened. 

So how did I go about eliminating negativity from my life? I followed these 4 steps.

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8 Tips to Improve Your Mood

Dr. Larry Senn, the founder of Senn Delaney, a culture-shaping firm, coined the idea of the “mood elevator.” It is essentially a dashboard for human emotion. It starts at the top with gratitude and then moves down to depressed. The quality of your thinking improves as you go higher on the mood elevator, states Senn, and he gives us practical tips on how to elevate our moods and thus, our life.

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What do You Want to do as You Grow Up?

Personal Development

Our whole life we’re asked, “What do you want to do when you grow up?” As soon as we graduate school, we’re asked, “What do you do?’

It feels like a test every time someone asks me what I do for a living as if my worth as a being is tied to my professional title.

I love being an entrepreneur and a blogger. I’m proud to say that I’ve found my passion, and I’m pursuing it every single day…

But what about those that haven’t quite figured it out yet? Why don’t we keep asking them what they want to be? Why do we imply that once you’re out of school, it’s too late?

It’s never too late.

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How the Law of Attraction Changed My Life

Law of Attraction

I remember watching The Secret for the first time in 2013 and having mixed feelings. Could it be so easy? Could what I think about simply be “attracted” into my life? I was skeptical, but as a self-proclaimed personal development junkie, I decided to give it a try.

I would close my eyes after praying and exude feelings of love, desire to become a writer and entrepreneur, and positivity. That was two years ago. I eventually realized that the Law of Attraction was so much more than my simple exercise. It included what I focused on, thought about, talked about, looked at, etc. so I committed myself to pursuing writing and entrepreneurship more aggressively.

I began to think about my dreams in detail. I reflected on what the moment would be like when I finally got a call that my writing would be published. What would I do? How would I react? Where would I be? I dreamt of it constantly.

And as the law promises, things began to come together in my life in ways that I could never have imagined.

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