As the nation and world struggle to cope with stress from the unprecedented coronavirus crisis, veteran holistic physician and best-selling author Dr. Bradley Nelson offers several tips on how to keep a positive mindset.
“If you struggle with feelings of negativity or pessimism, how can you overcome it? Here are some ideas on how to change your mindset to give you the confidence and positivity you need,” Dr. Brad says.
1. Positive Affirmations — Simply taking a few minutes with positive affirmations every morning can drastically improve how things go for you. It’s like giving yourself a quick pep-talk in the mirror. Even if it feels a little silly, look at yourself and say, “it’s going to be a great / happy / productive day.” You can then get more specific and tell yourself how you’re going to perform the specific things you want to get done.
2. Focus on the Good — Most days, there will be obstacles to overcome, people who are hard to deal with, and mistakes made. But when you run into these things, find a sliver of good and consciously choose to dwell on that instead of what went wrong. This can help you maintain the positive mindset you need to enable your own achievement.
3. Meditate — Meditation can help you clear negativity, energize your mind, and relieve anxiousness. Think of it as hitting the reset button — allowing yourself a moment to disconnect from the world and tune out the negative. While you’re meditating, focus on light, positivity, and gratitude.
4. Release Trapped Emotions — If you’re dealing with unknown Trapped Emotions, they could get in the way of the positive mindset you need to believe in yourself and get after your goals. Perform The Emotion Code® regularly to make sure you’re keeping yourself clear of negative emotional baggage, especially after a tough day.
5. Be in the Moment — Most negativity comes from either dwelling on past events or mistakes, or worrying about things that might happen later. But what if we could stay in each moment, focus on the here and now, and just be present? Chances are we’d all worry less and enjoy more — and that can contribute to a positive mindset in a big way.
“These simple habit changes can help you live with more joy, less stress, and more confidence that you can and will gain the things you want in life,” Dr. Brad says.
About Dr. Bradley Nelson: Veteran holistic physician Dr. Bradley Nelson (D.C., ret) is one of the world’s foremost experts on natural methods of achieving wellness. He has trained thousands of certified practitioners worldwide to help people overcome physical and emotional discomfort by releasing their emotional baggage. His best-selling book “The Emotion Code” provides step-by-step instructions for working with the body’s energy healing power. A newly revised and expanded edition of “The Emotion Code” is now available from St. Martin’s Press. For more information and a free Emotion Code Starter Kit, visit www.emotioncodegift.com.