- Héctor A. Venegas
I have received a lot of positive feedback on my post about turning negative self-talk into positive from a couple of weeks ago.
This is a topic a lot of people can relate to in these very challenging times.
We can see an increase of emotionally stressed people struggling to overcome all the problems that the crisis has caused.
We are already seeing the negative impact on relationships, be it private or business and an increase of stress and depression, caused by fear, loneliness due to social distancing and worries how this crisis will impact your financial situation.
This is a time that strongly challenges even the ones, that have the ability to see the positive side in everything.
For those, that have not mastered this skill, it is even more challenging.
Being an open person with a very positive attitude, I find myself in the position that more and more people are asking me how I am dealing with the situation and how I manage to stay so positive despite all the challenges.
The answer is quite simple.
I train myself in positive thinking.
This is not a gift or a natural skill.
It is more like a habit, that can be learned, but has to be developed continuously.
And it is far from easy, as some drawbacks in life will try to lead you to some negativity.
So, I have started not only giving lectures about the different tools I have worked on, but also coaching individual people in turning their negative thoughts and feeling into more positive ones.
Interestingly I have the feeling that it not only helps the people I am talking to or coaching, but it gives me a profound feeling of gratitude and happiness to be able to work with them on turning things towards more positivity.
I think everyone, that can spread a little joy and happiness these days should go out and do just that!
Smile at people walking by, listen honestly and openly to their thoughts and feelings and accept the bad to be able to focus on the good.
Don't ask “how are you doing” if you don't want to hear the answer.
Be really interested in them and their state of mind.
It will come back to you with a lot of gratitude and turn into more positivity.
Try it! You will see how it works!
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