So much has been written about the power of positive thinking. It is such a simple concept, yet many times it's hard to put into practice. Worries and fears can seep into our consciousness and take us further away from positivity and deprive us of peace of mind. Take a moment to think of the following scenario. You are going about your day in a good mood and had some great meetings with a couple of your wedding vendors. Everything seems to be running smoothly. Later that afternoon, you receive a phone call from your future mother-in-law, who tells you she is really not happy with your choice of wedding colors and asks if she can wear something else. Viola! A negative seed was planted. So now, your mood may change from happy and excited to angry and hurt. You ask yourself, "how could she not like my colors and how could she have the audacity to ask if she can wear something else? And why is she always so critical? How will we ever get along?" In one quick minute, your positive thinking can be replaced with a barrage of negativity.
Your thoughts are powerful; so you need to learn to protect them. Put on an invisible coat of armor, so that negative thoughts can bounce off. Don't let them inside if you don't want it to control you. Let positive thinking and thoughts flow freely through your mind to counterattack. It's not an easy battle to be won, but the more practice, we all have, the better we become at deflecting unconstructive thoughts. And the more we change our thoughts to being positive, the better we feel regardless of the circumstance. As Dr. Wayne Dyer says, "if you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."