For most of my teenage years, up until about a year and a half ago, I was known for being cynical and pessimistic.
In my mind, everything was doomed, the worst-case scenario became the only scenario, and everything could just go wrong at any instant but nothing could ever go right. Quite honestly, looking back at who I used to be, I wonder how people even put up with me. But there came a time where I started looking inwards more, I started realizing that this pessimistic life I was living would not bring me anywhere or make me a better person.
I learned that what you put out into the universe is what you get back. Simply, what you give is what you get.
If you start putting positive energy into the world then guess what? Positivity comes your way! Now you can’t just go and have a positive thought and expect your life to fall into place because that’s just unrealistic. But the idea that if I put positive energy towards others, the world in general and myself, things will start to change dramatically.
My life did not take a 180 turn, but at the same time, it did. What happened was that my mentality changed. The perspective I had of the world was filled with a more positive and optimistic shade rather than the negative and pessimistic lens that had clouded my mind for so long.
There came a point where I couldn’t take it anymore, where I was suffocating myself with my negativity. And you want to know how freaky my life is? I journaled about that day a year ago, today. I look now at where I am and see that day, June 4th, 2017, as the turning point of my life.
I saw that something needed to change and it all began with the way I was thinking
This isn’t to say that as of that day I was a happy-go-lucky-ray-of-sunshine. It took a lot of time to train my brain not to jump to the worst-case scenario, to have faith in the universe and how to be positive in situations where I would normally be negative.
When you actively make the choice that something needs to change, and you recognize your own toxic behaviors, then things will start to change.
Recognize your toxic behaviors, pinpoint what you want and whats been holding you back from achieving these things (usually the toxic behaviors), and find ways to change that mentality.
I hope this is a wake-up call for anyone you who feel stuck. Just know that you are the only person who can change your life, and you can do it any moment.
Feel free to share any experiences down below where you have felt your mentality shift and what that was like!
Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day!