Sometimes it’s all too easy to frame your storyline as one in which things are happening to you by chance or through no effort of your own, unfairly, unjustly, and that you are a victim of circumstances, with the worst luck.
To see your life in this way is to feel that happenstance is random, that you have little or no power, that you are in fact a helpless pawn of fate, and that such a situation may continue indefinitely. You become a Gloomy Gus, disempowered, anxious, and depressed.
Changing this type of attitude can only help even if there is no particular great event about to happen, even if life will simply go on. First and most obviously, to remove negative thinking and depressing constructs from your thoughts will immediately cease the wasting of energy. Energy is wasted into negative emotions and the habitual cycle of dark narrative that often accompanies it. Most people don’t realize how much energy they are unconsciously devoting to this practice, but when it consciously stops or is deliberately shifted in a better direction a surprise is in store. The person feels livelier, more positive in outlook, and thus more able to take good action or feel healthier. The only effort required is the cessation of gloomy thoughts.
Second, after a period of repeatedly shifting yourself out of hopelessness, a new life experience arrives in which serendipitous events bring unexpected and pleasant results, and it feels as though the universe is conspiring to help you instead of harm you. The word “synchronicity” is often used to describe this new fluke. Of course, in turn, when happier events land in your life, your outlook eventually becomes more optimistic and you see yourself deliberately creating this better outcome instead of being helpless in the face of random accidents.
Lastly, this change is the hallmark of a new, more empowered you, someone who is designing life rather than being buffeted by it. You can’t help but feel more dynamic once you lick Gloomy Gus and welcome becoming Happy Hal.
Judi Thomases is a contributing blogger for JenningsWire online magazine.
The online feature magazine, JenningsWire.com, is created by National PR Firm, Annie Jennings PR that specializes in providing book promotion services to self-published and traditionally published authors. Annie Jennings PR books authors, speakers and experts on major high impact radio talk interview shows, on local, regionally syndicated and national TV shows and on influential online media outlets and in prestigious print magazines and newspapers across the country.