Hello My Fellow Blog Lovers and Followers,
Well we have done it, we are officially in the second week of February, and might I say the home stretch until the start of Spring (fingers crossed). But, I find myself in the same quandary I do every year, the quandary of Valentine’s Day, or is it one?
Allow me to explain…
Now I know, many of you HATE this ‘pseudo holiday’ as you like to call it, saying it is nothing but a commercialized ploy by the mainstream to sell more chocolates and expensive presents. It just puts pressure on those in relationships to live up to the unreachable standards put forth by this day, and it is rigged to make those who are single to feel horrible about their self worth and desirability towards their desired sexual interests.
Now, don’t get me wrong I used to be apart of this mob mentality as well. Saying down with Valentines and all the negative connotations associated with it!
I mean the only good thing about it was the half price chocolate you get on Feb 15th right?
But, one year I decided to look within and see it from another perspective…
What if, instead of looking at it from the negative, we, I mean me, chose to look at it from a positive perspective, the perspective of celebrating LOVE in all of its glorious forms. Why does Valentine’s Day have to ONLY be about romantic love? Why can’t it be about the celebration of LOVE in all of its beautiful, raw and overwhelming variations – friends, family, neighbours, co-workers, fur babies, fellow human beings. You name it, let’s celebrate it!
Once you flip that switch so to speak and flip the script to the positive, you would be amazed at how wonderful a holiday or an experience you will encounter. In addition, your day to day life will open up to greet you and shape how you see and relate to things. It really does boil down to your mindset.
Now being a small business owner, I have found that this can apply to how I run my business as well. If I were to have the mindset of never being good enough or overwhelmed with paying the bills or finding new clients to keep myself a float then, that is what will happen. The energy you put out into the world is the exact energy you will receive.
Now you may not believe in the power of attraction, but I assure you I have seen it work in my own life. When I acknowledge my feelings, be they negative and I allow myself to reset my energy and my mindset to positive you would be amazed at the outcome – More energy, more feelings of accomplishment, more clients have come my way and my confidence in what I can accomplish has skyrocketed. Don’t get me wrong, I am not Polly Anna happiness all the time, seriously I am human just like you and I have days where wine and chocolate seem to be the only elixir for the crazy beast of emotion brewing inside of me.
But, now I know how to sense them, defuse them, release them and redirect them towards the positive. That is huge for my emotional well being and for own sense of wellness and confidence. But, I truly do believe most of this is due to the company of people I choose to surround myself with. They say you will resemble the characteristics and values of the top 5 people you hang out with the most. If you hang around negative people you will inevitably become negative in your thoughts and outlooks. Fortunately, the same can be said if you surround yourself with positive people as well. I feel so fortunate to have found my tribe of like minded entrepreneurs who are all about community and support and lifting not only their businesses, but those in the Niagara region as well. So what I am really trying to say, is that it’s a no brainer – Find your tribe!
If you are looking to change you life the answer can be found in changing your mindset, it is really as easy as that!
Thank you all once again for coming along on my blogging journey with me, your support and taking the time to read my ramblings each week does not go unnoticed or unappreciated! But, before I go, let me ask you this, what are some of your tips for changing a negative situation into a positive one? I would love to hear your answers!
Until we meet again,
Love & Light I send to you always,