The 100 Day Challenge, Day 44:

I have mentioned in many blog postings the idea of keeping yourself in a positive place.  We live in a time where we are surrounded, if not bombarded with all things negative.  It can get hard and discouraging at times to combat all of it.  How do we do it?

One of the first things we can do is to stop fighting against it and just start working on our reactions to negative input.  We can’t avoid it, but we can take control over what we do with the information or circumstances. 

Or maybe we can avoid it a little bit, at least.  Take a look at your life.  Where are you getting the most negative input?  Is it from certain people?  Is it from certain places you go, or things you are involved in?  Is it the tv shows and news you watch/listen to?  Is it the newspapers and magazines you continuously read?  You can start to see that if you CHOOSE to limit some of these things, you can.  You do have control over a lot of it, you have just been allowing it up until now.

Limiting or just plain avoiding are a great place to start.  Want to be powerful?  Replace those things with something better- watch or read something uplifting- maybe give up the news altogether,  listen to positive music instead of stuff that gets you wound up in an unproductive way, hang out with people who are uplifting… get the idea.

Now what about you?  What part have you been playing?  How uplifting are you to be around?  We tend to attract what we are putting out there.  What changes do you need to make personally?  What are you focused on most of the time?- because whatever it is, you are sure to get more of it.

Make a decision today about one thing you will change about your environment or your habits that will start you on the path to banishing negative forces from your life.  Tell a bunch of people about it so that they can hold you accountable.

AND don’t beat up on yourself when you don’t do it perfectly- you are changing habits that have most likely been hanging around a long time.  Keep positive and understanding with yourself- then you will be able to give it to others, too.