We all have our days. Some are worse than others, but it’s how we approach the day and take it on. Coming from someone who has been through the trenches of negativity in my own mind, I made a vow to myself that I would not be on medication to aide my anxiety, negative-stricken thoughts for my entire life.
I vowed to replace my negative thoughts with positive vibes. I needed medication for a period of time, but as soon as I found out I was pregnant, I got with my Psychiatrist and Ob/Gyn that I needed to get weened off. I didn’t want to subject the baby to any type of medication unless absolutely needed.
Please Note || I am not knocking anyone who is on medication. Everyone’s situation is different, nor do I work in the medical field to make any accusations or diagnoses.
I must say, it’s been a journey for me. I still have my hiccups where my mind wanders and my anxiety strikes, but throughout the last 4 years, I have learned different ways to address my negative thoughts and replace them with positive vibes.
The benefits alone of positive thinking super-outweigh negative thinking for me, that the fact of that alone is a booster for me.
Some of the positive vibes that you benefit from when you rid of negativity:
Longer life span.
Anxiety/Depression is lowered significantly.
Less chance of being sick | immunity booster to be positive.
In general, better state of physical well-being.
Self-esteem is higher.
& The list goes on…
So, the question is, what have I done to get where I’m at today? If you knew me 4 years ago, you would know that I feared everything. I feared to drive from home to work, and fear that Danny or a close family/friend would get into an accident anywhere they drove. I always felt like I couldn’t breathe. My mind was just in a negative state. Always thinking negative thoughts no matter what.
 The first step I took was that vow I made to myself. I vowed to replace my negative thoughts with positive vibes. I didn’t want to be stuck on medication for the rest of my life, nor did I want to live a life of negativity.
 I reached out for help. And actually, I was approached to get help. A good family friend of ours reached out to me right at the time I needed the help. This is when I started to attend counseling. While I haven’t been in a while, I do recommend still going to see someone as a check-in of how things are going. Sometimes you may feel more comfortable talking to a professional rather than a family or friend first, and that’s okay. There’s nothing to be ashamed of there.
 I stuck my nose in my Bible. I dug deeper into my faith, and laid it ALL out. I also listen to worship music every morning. Actually, click ‘worship music’ to get a feel of what I like to listen to.
 I also started to journal. I wasn’t consistent, but I did journal here and there.
 I removed what negativity I could, and made some drastic changes. I needed to switch jobs, and I needed to re-channel what I was doing in my free time. By that, I mean not watching so much TV that didn’t do a thing for me. I needed to invest that extra time I had into myself so I could change and be a better me.
 Certainly not last, and not the least important because I use these everyday are my Young Living Essential Oils. These are the holy grail to my sanity! Currently my favorite blend is Lavender, Lime & Peppermint. Every night I diffuse Lavender and Peppermint since it aids in my sleeping/relaxation, and breathing clearer.
What are some ways you replace your negative thoughts with positive vibes?
Just remember | Living a positive life is totally attainable. You make of your day, and how you react. Your surroundings, and the people around don’t determine your happiness. You can control how your mind reacts.