Discover 5 Great Ways To Take Control Your Life

What does Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and positive thinking have to do with one another? Many people that suffer from ADD often develop negative patterns in their thinking process. They might also get frustrated more easily while dealing with certain challenges in life. Having constant thoughts of negativity or a dismal outlook on life only reinforces the difficulty in facing those challenges, which makes it harder to move forward.

However, practicing and utilizing positive thinking will allow individuals with ADD as well as others, to clearly focus on accomplishments and strengths in life, which helps to motivate and generate happiness. Because of this, individuals can devote more time for progress in their life and less time feeling useless and not moving anywhere. Here are 5 simple suggestions that will help you take back your life and put you on a path towards positive thinking.

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1. Keep Repeating What You Are Grateful For In Life

Many challenges will not seem as bad when you remind yourself over and over again of the good things in life. Dedicate a few minutes each day and give appreciation to all the goodness that exists. No matter how small things might seem, they can still have a big impact on your life.

2. Get Rid Of The Negative Thoughts
Negative thoughts can grow, and grow fast. But, they can’t control you unless you allow them to. Once a negative thought or feeling is in your mind, immediately break away from it and forget about it. The only way you can take back your life is by getting rid of the negative thoughts.

3. Take Your Life Back Simply By Giving Back
One of the best ways to feel good about yourself is simply by helping others. Try volunteering your time or maybe even donating more. Many people have certain skills that can be useful to some charitable organizations such as carpentry work, plumbing, electrical, computer repair, cooking and more. Volunteering your time and effort has a way of generating positive energy in the universe. The more you put out there, the more you will get back.

4. Increase Positive Energy By Being Social
Many people who are lonely, often generate negative feelings and emotions. In order to take back your life, you need to become more involved within social communities. Creating a social atmosphere for yourself and being around others who are positive will help you to generate positive energy for a happier life.

5. Think About Yourself
How can you take back your life? Start by taking better care of yourself. Being positive is a whole lot easier when you feel good about yourself. Get outside and go for walks or a bicycle ride. Start noticing what you are eating and begin eating more foods that will be healthier for you. Start exercising or become involved with activities within your community that will help you to feel better about yourself. Are you getting enough sleep? Make sure you rest enough each day as this can be a powerful boost in energy and positive thinking.

Being more positive about yourself is simple, surround yourself with positive people. Take back your life by letting go of the negative thoughts, emotions and feelings that have been holding you back from being happy, productive and energetic. Learn how to get organized and stay organized, which will help to reduce stress and negativity. But, the most important thing is, learn to move forward from the thoughts that have been keeping you from your own personal success.

How to Practice Self-Love

Did you know that you are an awesome person? Did you know that you don’t have to change yourself to please others? Are you aware that you are perfect just the way you are?

If not, it’s time that you start loving yourself more. You deserve to feel good about yourself. And, you deserve to be loved, not only by the people around you, but also by yourself.

The idea of self-love can be a little challenging, especially nowadays. Everyday, we are surrounded by a lot of things that affect the way we see ourselves. This includes media and the expectation of others from us. But, loving yourself, is always possible and easy.

Why not do yourself a favor and check out some of these self-love practices:

  1. Declutter

Cleaning is a therapeutic practice. By getting rid of things you don’t need anymore, you can make room for new and better things that will come to your life. In a way, you are cleansing, not only your space, but also you mind. It’s a way to let go of the negativity from the past.

  1. Pamper Yourself

Sometime, we get so busy that we take ourselves for granted. It’s time to unplug the TV and turn off the WiFi for a while, and take time for your self. Why not get a full body massage? You can also splurge on a new moisturizer or put on some relaxing face mask.

  1. Learn to Compliment Yourself

Remind yourself of how amazing you are. Never let a day pass without complimenting yourself. Tell yourself anything that will put a smile on your face. It could be about how good you look today or how much you love your complexion. You could also tell yourself how proud you are for handling a difficult situation.

  1. End Toxic Relationships

You are a great person, and anyone who makes you feel bad about yourself doesn’t deserve to be a part of your life. Get out of toxic relationships and cut ties with people who make you feel hurt or used. Instead, spend your time with people who encourage and bring out the best in you.

  1. Be Healthy

Prepare healthy meals and try some healthy dishes. Fill you body with nutrient-rich food and drinks so that you can look and feel good.  Aside from giving your body the self-love it deserves, it would also boost your energy. Your body will thank you for it in the long run.

  1. Do What You Love

Is there a skill you’ve always wanted to master? Do you have a passion project you wish to start? If so, you should definitely do them. Do things that excite you and scare you at the same time. It will help in making you feel better about yourself.

Self-love is an amazing practice. It helps you accept your uniqueness and embrace who you are. And, once you learn to love yourself, you can completely accept and receive real love from others as well.

Sylvain Lefebvre

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Here’s How To Make Today The Best Day Of Your Life

I believe that life is designed to get better every day. I mean if grapes can age with grace, why the heck can’t we? Admittedly, life is more complex than wine. But if you have a formula to make each day the best day of your life, and if you have the will, nothing can stop you.

But most people can’t tell you what makes a good day so good. The stars align by fate, so it seems, and the formula remains a mystery. So, you have an incredible day. Then you spend the next week grieving over your lost groove.

My amazing days used to drive me crazy for that reason. So, I wondered…if I was high on gratitude and joy all day yesterday, what exactly was stopping me from doing it again the day after?

So, I started taking notes on all of my days. And I began to see a pattern in the best ones:

Purpose, gratitude, meditation, fun, and flow.

These elements leaped off the pages of my journal and became too obvious to ignore. So, I planned for them. And when I executed the plan, I wound up having more best-days-ever (BDE) than not. Sticking with my formula, I’m currently on a two-week best-day streak. Not too shabby, right?

The natural result of having more great days is that I have better weeks, months, and years. I’ve overcome a clinical case of depression with this formula. I’ve created independence through the writing and coaching careerI love so much. And I get to share the joy and inspiration I’ve discovered with everyone I meet, including you.

If you’re looking to make every day the best day of your life, adopt this five-step routine:

1. Chase your purpose.

Figure out exactly what it is that you want to accomplish today. What do you need to do be happy, fit, and successful? Spend 5 to 10 minutes writing down the goals you want to accomplish today, then visualize what it feels like to have done your absolute best by the end of the day. Once you have the end result in mind, and once you get your attitude right, you’ll naturally follow through with a best day ever.

Before I adopted this part of the routine, there was a 99 percent chance that I wouldn’t do anything meaningful in a day. I just didn’t have a plan. But when I started writing down the things that would make me feel good, I always did them. Those self-directed accomplishments gave me purpose.

2. Find gratitude early on.

Gratitude might be the defining trait of my best days. When I find gratitude early on, I’m a thousand times likelier to find gratitude in the rest of my day—in the challenges, in the mundane, in my good fortune—in the people I’m blessed to have around. In life.

Sometimes I wake up feeling everything but gratitude: fear, despair, anxiety. But when I force myself to relive the experiences that made me grateful, I shift out of the negative and into my best day ever. Gratitude is my best-day gear.

So, before you get out of bed, spend five minutes thinking about and feeling gratitude for the amazing people and things in your life. The experiences to be grateful for are there in abundance, but it’s up to you to make them your focus. And when that focus becomes your habit, nothing can stop you from having your best day ever.

3. Meditate.

Anxiety, fear, impatience, ingratitude—these are the emotions that ruin a day. But you can control them if you practice mindfulness.

In my hunt for the best day ever, I found that if I forgot to meditate for 10 to 20 minutes in the afternoon, I’d lose my momentum and fizzle out into distraction and negativity. I wouldn’t want to be still. And I’d have a tendency to unconsciously feed those emotions that kill the golden glow of a BDE.

That’s why I’ve made midday meditation my standard. It gives me time to choose the thoughts that help me finish strong, and to identify the sources of negative emotions: like a project I’ve been putting off, or a negative inner dialogue that I’ve been ignoring, or a bad habit that I’ve indulged.

If you take 10 to 20 minutes every afternoon (around 2 p.m.), you’ll dramatically increase your chances of having the best day of your life.

4. Have fun!

Best days ever aren’t exactly synonymous with best effort. You can schedule your day down to the minute; you can accomplish everything you’ve set out to; you can work for 14 hours. But if you aren’t having fun, you won’t be inspired to repeat the ass-kicking tomorrow. Fun makes success sustainable. It adds to the golden glow of a best day ever. Schedule it.

I’m writing this article in between games of beach volleyball. And when I reflect on my day at the end, I know that all of these smashes and digs will be key features in my mental montage before bed. And I’ll think, today was the effing best. (Editing this article a day later, I can confirm the BDE feeling from last night.)

5. Get into a flow state.

Flow is the undistracted state in which you wouldn’t want to be doing anything other than what you’re doing. When I’m in flow, I’m completely engaged in the activity at hand; all of my focus is zeroed in on progress, learning, or play. And if I spend more than half of my day in flow, I’m guaranteed to have the best day of my life no matter what.

To enter flow, you need all four categories mentioned: purpose, gratitude, meditation, and fun. But even if you check off those boxes, you won’t find flow if you’re distracted.

Because of Facebook, texts, and emails, some of my best days ever never were. Even though it felt good to check the notifications, I knew I could’ve been more focused on doing what I loved and on being present. The more time I spend on distractions like Facebook, the less time I spend in flow, and the more unsatisfied I am at the end of the day.

That’s why I’ve chosen to eliminate most of my distractions. I’m in the middle of a monthlong Facebook fast as we speak. (I check FB once a month.) And my one-email-and-one-text-per-day rule has given me my life back with all the focus I have.

So if you want more flow in your day, you gotta nix the distractions. Which ones will you sacrifice in order to have the best day of your life today?

I’m convinced that if more of us made every day the best day of their lives, the biggest problems in this world would disappear. Bad romance wouldn’t exist because people would fall in love with their own lives. No one would need to escape life through drugs or alcohol. And the main causes of violence and crime—stress, feeling powerless, etc.—would evaporate.

But for that kind of sweeping change to happen, we’d need millions of people to commit every day to being the best day of their lives. Start with the best-day-ever steps mentioned in this article—purpose, gratitude, meditation, fun, and flow. What are you waiting for?