Throughout life, we interact with so many people that it’s hard to not get caught up in all the drama and stresses each person has. I found myself this morning only fixated on all negatives of my “friends” and acquaintances that it actually gave me stomach pains, and it wasn’t the good kind from eating too much food either. It was that hair-splitting, aching feeling that Sigourney Weaver must have felt when she gave birth to that alien. She made the pain look managable, but I wanted this feeling to stop.
It’s scary to realize how much our thinking could control our bodies and mind. If I woke up on a sunny beach with a Pina Colada in my hand, I’d have a smile going from ear to ear. My body would be relaxed and I would be at ease. However, I didn’t get a good’s night sleep and woke up to a raining, dreary morning. Maybe I just got up on the wrong side of the bed, but my brain was in the gutter.
No sunny beach or Pina Colada in my near future, I was frustrated to begin with. I guess I let it get to me as I started just ranting to my mom about all the stresses these people cause. Being the great mother she was on Mother’s Day (promised I wouldn’t blog about her), she listened to all my complaints. And as I stood on my soapbox, I thought, “Why do I care so much?”
All of the people I am focusing so much of my attention on have the most insignificant impact on my life. I barely see them, let alone actually take time out of my day to think about them regularly. And now I am wasting my time and all of my energy by giving them the power to control my day. I took a deep breath, stopped ranting, stepped off my soapbox, and just let it go. Even a second after I closed my mouth, it felt like a vampire just let go of its grip on my neck and my body was refilled with life and energy.
I came to a conclusion. It isn’t worth spending your time dwelling on the negatives of people, especially when they play such a small role in your world and you can’t change them. Use this energy instead to be productive and positive, and it will do you more better and last a lot longer than putting it in the trash of negativity.
I’ll end this on a cool mantra I hope will change how people think. Negative thoughts are usually the heaviest things that weigh on a person’s mind. They are so heavy that they just bring us down. However, one positive thought can outweigh ten negative one. This is why positive thinking is uplifting because it helps us up and get moving for the day. Just remember, positivity is greater than negativity.