My goal in this post is to help you change your mindset. It’s easy to say “get rid of negative feelings,” but a lot harder to do. That is why I have found that it is easier to focus on positive feelings to help drown out the noise.
1. Keep a Gratitude Journal
Everyday in the morning or before bed write down three things you are grateful for in your life. They can be whatever you want them to be, but really focus on what they are and why you are grateful for them. I have found that during some tough days I have to stop and remind myself all there is to be thankful for. God has given us all so much no matter what our circumstances are, and I truly feel that we need to praise Him for those!
2. Do Something for Others
Stop what you are doing if you can (or stop as soon as you can) and do something for someone you love or know needs some love. We tend to take our closest family members for granted sometimes so they are always a good choice if you can’t think of anyone else. You can write a “thinking of you” note, you can surprise them with a small gift, or just give them a phone call asking if there is something they need prayer or help with. This will go a long way, and it will help get your mind off of those negative things!
God is there to help! Pray that the negative feelings go away, and that you can start focusing on the important things in life. As a mom I know our minds are constantly going with how inadequate we feel, if we should be doing more for our kids, and for the safety of them. The one thing I have learned in my 15 months being a mom is that I am not in control… God is! So pray and get rid of those negative feelings that creep up into our minds! Remember God doesn’t call us to be perfect!
Bonus for Getting Rid of Negative Feelings:
When I am struggling with negative thoughts, I like to diffuse wild orange and peppermint essential oils 🙂 They always seem to help, and they smell so good!
If you’re still struggling with getting rid of negative feelings, then read this article about contentment: Contentment and how to find it.
Until Next Time,