I have learned that I have the power to change my day from bad to good by simply changing the way I think. You may not be able to change your circumstance, but you can change your thoughts. I will keep things practical because I am a mom and I think many other moms can relate to what I am going to share today. If we can accomplish this strategy or tip with our everyday practical life, we can certainly apply it to all circumstances in our lives.
From my experience so far as a stay at home mom, I can honestly say that daily chores can be a bit of a downer. Dishes always need to be done, laundry never, ever ends, meals are always on demand, shoes always seem to be lost, groceries need to be bought, homework needs to be checked, doctor's appointments need to be made, must I go on? It is so easy to see everything that must be done and feel overwhelmed. The feeling of overwhelming then turns into negative thoughts. You know what I am talking about. "No one helps me." or " I do everything around here." A sink full of dishes have you feeling down. A pile of laundry has you thinking negative thoughts. I know. I have been there and done that. Negativity is what comes naturally. But, what if we think positive? Why not try turning the thoughts of "I don't want to wash dishes" to "I will conquer this sink full of dishes."? Seriously. Think about it. How can dirty dishes have power over you? How is it that we can allow laundry to have power over us? As silly as it sounds, it is true. What you think is what you become. If you are constantly thinking you hate to wash dishes, or that you can't stand folding laundry, you will truly hate it and have a negative attitude towards it. I'll be honest with you. I was one to leave clothes in the washer for days until it began to smell! Then I had to wash it again. Clothes would stay in the dryer and became all wrinkled. Or how about the basket full of clean laundry that you just can't seem to put away? I changed the way I thought. And as I change my thoughts for positive ones, my routines began to change to accommodate my new positive thoughts. My new routines feel into alignment with my positive thinking. It all starts with positive thoughts. Remember, "For as he thinks in his heart, so is he." Proverbs 23:7. As you make positive thoughts a habit, your life begins to fall in alignment with those thoughts. This is not an easy task. First, you have to make it a habit to recognize when you are thinking negative about something. Capture that thought and cast it out. You have the power to do that. Now, apply this to your daily life.