Getting rid of the Cancer

Good afternoon everyone. Just a quick post about getting rid of the cancer in my life. This post is not necessarily a specific form of cancer growing inside of your body, but it’s the cancer that invades our everyday lives. That cancer is called Negativity. There’s many different forms of negativity that can creep into our lives on a daily basis, but the most frequent is the negative mindset that people display when things don’t go their way. This creeped in a bit this morning as I was thinking about what to try and accomplish with my day.

You know the feeling…You wake up, feeling a bit lost or like you don’t have a specific direction that you want the day to go. This morning, I tried my usual routine that normally takes me out of this funk. This includes saying my daily affirmations, making sure that I’m reminding myself to be thankful for what I have in my life. Unfortunately, this morning nothing could really do the trick, and therefore I’ve settled into this cancerous state of being negative. Not until I started writing this post was I able to get out of it a bit, and become a productive part of society. So, I guess in a way, this blog post helped me get my head on a bit straighter!

I think that everyone struggles from time to time to overcome this cancer called negativity. I have a close friend who gives motivational speeches to High School students in New York City, and he says that sometimes you simply need to wake up, listen to a motivational video on Youtube, or look at pictures that remind you that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to.

Daily motivation is a tough thing to give yourself, that’s why I seek out help from family and friends to point me in the right direction. My brother sent me the picture below the other day that was a simple reminder of how positivity can be abundant in your life if you take your head out of the gutter. This came from Henry Ford, so (maybe because I currently drive a Ford), I had to listen!

Whether you think you can or you can't - you're right, motivational quote by Henry Ford on a slate blackboard against red barn wood
Not very profound, but so true!

Now, don’t get me wrong, I have those moments when I think I can’t, but in the back of my mind, I certainly know I can, and that’s the moral of the story.

Receiving this picture from my brother instantly broke that negative cancer residing inside my noggin, and I was able to accomplish a laundry list of daily goals for the day.

What will you do to get your negative thoughts out of your head? Here are a few tips:

  • Workout – Even a simple 15 minute workout will take you out of the nightmare of a bad day.
  • Read – Concentrating on someone else’s words always help take you out of cancerous thoughts
  • Meditate – This has been my go-to lately. By simply taking 10 breaths, and fully concentrating on them I can get myself out of the duldrums that the day may have brought.
  • Spend time with those you love – This may be difficult if you work in a job that doesn’t allow you to break free from it, and in that case, simply pick up the phone on a break, and call someone who you know will give you words of encouragement.

I had one of these days today, and like I said, because of this post, I’ve been able to get out of it a bit. I hope you will find a similar way of getting rid of that cancerous negativity!