One of my favourite quotes that I like to say in my classes is “it’s not the snake bite that kills you it’s the venom in your veins”
We have very little control over the things that life chooses to throw at us but we do have control over how tightly we hold onto things. I’m a firm believer of having a daily practice whether its yoga or meditation time where you let go of the things that no longer serve you in a positive light.
I feel this really helps me maintain a positive outlook on life. Also, its good to remember that without the lows you can’t appreciate the highs so on days when I’m feeling overwhelmed and negativity rears its unwelcomed head, I remember that this too will pass.
Everything is temporary. Think about the last thing you were super worried and stressed about, all that energy you poured into it and in the end it was ok or maybe not as bad as you imagined it would be.
Negative thoughts are a waste of our energy so by practicing having a positive outlook on life and the shit it throws at you really strengthens your character. I genuinely believe that it takes more effort to be mean and negative than it does to be positive and happy!
Getting on your mat, connecting with your breath, silencing your mind and really taking time just for you is bound to make you feel happier, and in turn you’ll have a more positive outlook on life.
So, get on your mat think of all the things you are grateful for right now and let those positive vibes flow.
5 Benefits of Being Positive:
1. Stress Reduction: Positive thoughts counter the negative effects of stress. For example, you can’t be thankful and stressed at the same time. (Several Studies)
2. Social Interaction: Positive people have more friends, which is a key factor of happiness. (Robert D. Putnam)
3. Love: Marriages are much more likely to succeed when the couple experiences a 5 to 1 ratio of positive to negative interactions whereas when the ratio approaches 1 to 1, marriages are more likely to end in divorce.(John Gottman)
4. Performance at Work: Positive people are able to see the big picture, which helps them identify solutions, whereas negative people maintain a narrower perspective and tend to focus on problems. (Barbara Fredrickson) Positive work environments outperform negative work environments. (Daniel Goleman) In the workplace positive people are more likely to receive greater support from their colleagues and as result receive pay raises and promotions more frequently. (Several Studies)
5. Life Expectancy: Positive people live longer. (A Primer in Positive Psychology, Christopher Petersen, PhD)
Sending positive vibes your way!
Big Love p xxx