How To Approach Life With a Good Attitude
Frosty The Snow Bitch, begone!
How is your January going? How are your New Year’s resolutes going? In light of my writer’s block, I’m going to cut straight to it — I’ve been in a really good mood this winter, and I thought you’d like to know how I’m doing it.
I don’t say this to brag, but to let you know that it’s possible to turn your winter bitch frown upside down, because I, too, used to be Frosty the Snow Bitch.
While we still need reminders from time to time on how to improve our health and happiness (eat some beets! go for walks!), what the glossy magazines tend to skimp on is that so much of our moods are impacted by the PEOPLE we interact with. Aka whomever we are spending the most time with every day largely dictates how we look at life.
Let me break it down for the people in the back: Negative people who complain about everything = bad for you. Positive people who support you, make you laugh, and make you feel special = good for you.
How are some people always in a good mood?
Claire Grieve, a celebrity yoga teacher, plant-based health coach and author, chatted with Lauryn + Michael Bosstick via the Him & Her podcast on how we can create a deeper connection with our mind and body in order to manage the things that hold us back most in life — like starting the business we want to, taking the Mexico vacation we’ve been wanting to take for a decade, etc.
Lauryn asked Claire how the hell she is always in a good mood (as being in a good mood translates to the good life), and this is what Claire had to say:
“I’ve put the work in. There are days I wake up in a bad mood, but I’ve taught myself tools and consistently work on it. The more I talk to myself with love and surround myself with people who are high vibration and CUT THE SHIT. Cut out what doesn’t make you feel good in your life! When you do that, things become good, in every which way, which makes me feel positive.”
To process & reset when we’re feeling subpar, Claire suggests “writing it out.”
“Write out how you’re feeling. Cry while you do it. No one has to see you doing it. When you get your fears, your stress, and your worries out, you can release it.
Once you’ve done that, replace your biggest fear with what the best case scenario is. Forget about all the bad stuff. What is the good stuff that can happen? What could be great? What do you want?”
And then finally…
“Manifest it, then take action on it. The more you leave yourself in a mental place thinking of what you want instead of what you’re worried about, you’ve almost erased those negative emotions, and replaced them with a positive…so you are rewiring your brain to be positive.”
Thank you, Claire, and Bravo.
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