We all have bad days.

I don’t care if you are a spiritual guru or just an ordinary person who likes to live in a positive mindset, we can’t really escape bad days. They’ll always come and go and if anyone or any product tells you otherwise…they’re lying boo.

I’ve seen so many people say they never have a bad day or they never feel sad or mad. And that gets me so angry because in my head I’m thinking:

“Dude, why are you lying? Of course everyone has bad days. We’re human beings not robots. We’re going to feel off and that’s okay!”

You read that? It’s OKAY to have bad days!

It’s okay to not feel 100% yourself. The mission is to understand what those bad days mean. The real issue is to understand the WHY. 

Why are you having a bad day? What’s bothering you? And how can you turn this around? How can you be conscious enough to reel in this negative energy and turn it into something positive without sounding like a phony?

One of the topics that’s been popping up recently during my sessions is something I’m truly passionate about: mental awareness.

Can we control our mental awareness?

Mental awareness, or consciousness, is an individual’s realization on their thoughts, emotions, memories, and environment. René Descartes, a French philosopher, was well known for developing the phrase:

“I think, therefore I am.”

This theory implies that the act of thinking demonstrates the reality of our existence and consciousness. As researchers continue to study the conscious mind, that statement becomes truer day after day. But even though there’s research that backs this up, so many people are completely unaware that a shift in their awareness can literally change the course of the day.

What we think about, we bring about!

Think about it: Our day starts the moment we wake up. When we open our eyes, our mind is on the move. Which means whatever we’re thinking will be the blueprint for how the rest of the day goes. So if you begin your day thinking negatively about your job, your appearance, or the weather, the day will just spiral into negative actions.

However, if you’re aware of your thoughts, you can take a hold of it and change your story. You can have the power to alter your day. So how can we start to bring awareness to ourselves when it comes to the mind?

Start with a motto for the day.

It can be anything from “I choose to live in a beautiful state”, “Everything is going to be great”, or “I’m worthy of feeling good.” Hold on to that thought. Once you have the thought, follow it with positive action. It can be going for a morning run, blasting music while you’re getting ready, or eating a healthy meal that makes you feel great.

Once you CHOOSE to live in a beautiful state and you CHOOSE to see the beauty in everything, you’re day will escalate into something fantastic.

Now some people will look at this and say: ” Well that sounds nice but I’m not capable of waking up and saying that everything is going to be great. That feels phony.” I can understand. If you’re someone who’s going through a hard time know that I’m holding space for you love.

If this is something that doesn’t really resonate with you, try a different approach:

List all the things you’re grateful for.

It can be the roof over your head, the fact that your fridge is full, running water, your eyes to see, your limbs that can move and carry you throughout the day. Realize that things can be a lot worse. So whenever you find yourself in a loop of pity or negative thought, make the conscious awareness and say “It could be worse.” Then begin to list the things you’re currently grateful for.

Now is this easy? Absolutely not, especially at first. But the more we’re committed to making this change, the easier it will be. The more consistent we are with this practice, the more we’ll begin to see the positive changes around us. So give this a try!

Now let’s hear from you: What is holding you back from living positively? Let me know in the comments below. And if you know someone who might benefit from this blog post – share this out! Share this with family and friends!

Til next time loves,

kim delarosa

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