Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

A Case of the Mondays

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After a refreshing weekend I am half way through the start to my week.  A weekend of resting and family time left me feeling rejuvenated and positive minded.  There was less of a struggle to get out of bed this morning and I noticed a pep in my step, smile on my face and songs bursting from my chest.  What a glorious way to start the day!

Often, we dread Monday mornings.  The start to another week of work, another five days away from our families and friends and let us not forget our pets.  But what if we changed our mindsets and didn’t loath the start to a new week.  What if we looked forward to each and every day that we have been given?  I am a firm believer that we are not guaranteed a given number of days, so it’s within our best interest to be thankful for all that we have, even Monday mornings.

We are fast approaching the month of November, which for many is a month where we pay more attention to what we are thankful for.  It seems that the closer we come to Thanksgiving, the more we see people taking a minute or two to ponder what they have in their life that makes them thankful.  Social media tends to be filled with positiveness and it is simply wonderful.  So, instead of waiting for November, why can’t we start today?

If we take the time and change our mindset and focus on the positives in our lives, how will our lives change?  I can tell you from personal experience that when I start focusing on the positives in my life, I am absolutely incapable of dwelling on the negatives.  If I am focusing on the wonderful, shimmering, radiant blue sky, I am not worrying over the rocks that litter the path for which I am walking.  When I am paying attention to the food that is covering my table and supplying nourishment to my family, I am unable to think about what I don’t have because I am focusing on what I do have.

An assignment from my therapist is to share three (3) positives that happen each day with my family.  This has turned into a routine for our family, some days it is harder than others, but it is a time I look forward to.  Not only are we all focusing on the positives, so there is that aura of positiveness that is filling my home, but I get to hear about my family’s day in a creative open-ended kind of way.

If you are looking for a way to have more positives in your life, I would highly recommend identifying positives from your day.  If you can’t come up with three, that’s fine, if you can come up with ten, that’s fantastic, but just dwelling on the positives I have found it to be an uncomplicated way to transform my life from inside my brain out.  And I want to share that with you today, so you can experience it as well.

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