Renew Hope and Joy

A cluttered and chaotic space can lead to a cluttered mind filled with chaos. Do your best to stress less. It is vital for you to think positively on a daily basis. Be kind to yourself. The more negative thoughts and energy you put out, the quicker your thoughts tend to spiral out of control.

When negative things happen that would typically change the course or mood of your day, simply take a breath, and reframe the situation by practicing gratitude. For example, I managed to make quite the mess with my smoothie this morning. I grabbed a napkin to clean up the spilled smoothie on the counter and ended up knocking it down the cabinets and onto the floor. I took a breath and began to think of how I could switch my perspective. In the end, I am grateful for the ability to make a smoothie in the morning and to have the time to sit down and enjoy the quiet of the early morning.

You can’t always change what the day brings you, but you can take control of the perspective in which you react to things. Perspective is adaptive, much like your muscles continue to adapt. Go to the gym – your muscles micro tear and heal – you become stronger – you get used to the weight – you move up in weight – The cycle repeats. I recently wrote in my research paper— There is no one equation in life in which one can insert their own problems and experiences in order to get the “correct answer” or the “perfect answer”. Humans continue to grow and change as the aging process carries out, as will what we consider “balance” in our lives adapts. I channel my energy into art, as it is adaptive, changing as my thoughts change, reflecting as a mirror to my inner thoughts.

I am writing this with a refreshed perspective, one that is framed by positivity. I am on my way up the mountain, I am no longer stagnant in my creativity. I am fully aware that even with the use of methods in order to make life more enjoyable and maintain a positive perspective, we all still have bad days. The methods out there are to bring a little bit of light into bad days. Remember, without the bad days, we wouldn’t know about the bliss of the good days. I found that when I sit down to write, or to create art, it is best that I just start. Once the floodgates of creativity are open, the rest will follow.

Once you replace your negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.

– Willie Nelson

Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a  positive  one.

– Hans Selye

You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.

-Joyce Meyer

Best wishes,

Ellie LaGrange

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