Monday Insights: Mental Bootcamp; Apply Within

This post is so deceptively simple in its advice you just could miss its main point (well, the main point for me anyway) and that is: ‘If you want to be happy, be’. Sometimes we give our friends, co-workers, bosses, pastors and family way too much control over our emotions. We embrace negative comments and/or dissect hurtful words to figure out possible hidden agendas. Life is too short! If you want to be happy, then be happy! Jackie Jones says so!

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monday1Have you noticed that a hundred people could say you did something fabulously and it just takes one person to ruin it with a negative comment? That’s because our brains quite literally find it easier to hold onto the negative than the positive.

The good news is we can change this, by training our minds to react differently to these encounters. I am not saying it mightn’t feel horrid in the moment, but the trick is to push that moment aside and focus on the good.

mon2Positive reinforcement must come from within us. Other individuals can boost it sure, however, if it isn’t something that we cultivate ourselves, we won’t move forward, and in turn crush this paradigm of falling into the negativity death-trap.

What makes you happy? What helps you get over ugly moments in your life? What are those things that make you forget all about…

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Barbadian mother and lover of laughter; story teller and best-selling author; happy to follow God's lead and to live my mantra: "you've gotta be a rainbow in the lives of others when it rains."

4 thoughts on “Monday Insights: Mental Bootcamp; Apply Within”

  1. I agree, we do give others way too much control; and it’s true it doesn’t come naturally to brush off what hurts; I try to deal with it by rationalizing and logic; what do you do? 🙂


    1. I think it depends on how emotionally connected I am e.g. if I am not that close with the person I can brush it off but if it’s harder if the individual is a good friend or family member. But I do agree that rationalization and logic sound like good strategies 🙂


      1. I understand; we honestly believe that we are doing our best to be a good person towards someone close to us; we don’t always get it right though 🙂


        1. That is so very very true and thanks for the encouragement because your words tell me that in actuality we live another day to have the opportunity of making wrong things right! Thanks for commenting and good luck at being the bestest best you can be 🙂


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