*walks into kitchen and sees dirty dishes in sink*
*gets a little irritated*
HERE is where people usually stop and the irritation is just left swirling around in their energy field…
I’m sure you can imagine what that can do to a person overtime.
For others HERE is where the journey lies…
*deep breath* (this is an important step)
*forces a smile*
*takes a mental note to reflect later*
*takes a moment to find one thing to be immensely grateful for in that moment*
“I am so grateful to be alive and to be able to stand on my own two feet (feels gratitude deep within the heart and belly). Yanno… I’m going to take a walk right after I’m finished with these dishes, it’s beautiful out!”
The above example is a healthy and productive way of handling negative feelings…
And it also helps to prevent wandering negative thoughts.
Wandering negative thoughts, in my experience, lead to break downs, panic attacks, under / over eating, outbursts, etc.
I am absolutely not going to allow dirty dishes to set me into a raging outburst…
So I make the choice to focus on what I’m grateful for and mellow out.