Sometimes it feels like everything is going wrong. Sometimes it feels like I’m not good enough. Sometimes it feels like I can’t do anything right. Sometimes I feel insecure. Sometimes it feels like everybody else is living in a perfect world and mine is just crumbling all around me.
It’s called life and it happens to everyone.
We are all going to feel this way every once in a while. But the thing is, you don’t have let these negative thoughts run your life. I’ve found that the “secret” to turning these bad thoughts around comes down to three very simple things that may sound cliché but they work:
1. Put down the phone and step away from your computer.
Find a peaceful quiet place, preferably outdoors.
And don’t just breathe like you normally would. Instead, take long deep breaths and focus on fully inhaling and exhaling. It also helps if you think about inhaling the good and exhaling the bad.
3. Turn your negative thoughts into positive ones.
Instead of filling your brain with all of the things that are going wrong, focus on how far you’ve come to get to where you are now. Whatever it is that’s bothering you in this moment, chances are you’ve overcome far harder things before.
It sounds too good to be true, but if you really try, you can make it happen. And if you have a lot of time to spare, practice some yoga! I can’t think of a single time I didn’t feel better after stepping off my mat.
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