Monday 15th January 2024 aka ‘Blue Monday’.
From post-Christmas debt, giving up on New Year resolutions, little sunlight to cold weather.
Today is meant to be the most DEPRESSING day of the year!
Add a big dump of snow to the mix and I’ve no doubt, many are going to be struggling today.
But an important thing to remember is:
While it may NOT seem like happiness and positivity is a choice right now.
It always is.
It’s incredibly easy to point out the negatives each day.
It’s also easy to feel depressed because others around you are and somebody said it’s Blue Monday so you should feel blue.
But you have a choice.
So I challenge you today – challenge that narrative.
Be a rebel.
Filter those negative thoughts out your brain and start filling with it POSITIVE ones.
A simple tip on HOW to do this would be adding the word ‘luckily’ after everything negative you say.
I hate the snow – it gets me down.
Luckily it won’t last for long and a snow day means I can get more done at home.
Give it a go, repeat daily and watch how much it improves your mental health and happiness!!
No matter how hard the positives may be to find – I promise, they’re there.
It’s not an easy process to do at first, but over time you’ll begin to re-wire your brain.
✅ You’ll adopt a more positive mindset.
✅ That filtering system that you struggled to create initially will become automatic.
✅ You’ll become much more productive, stronger and happier.
Not just during Winter, but through LIFE.
And it all starts with YOU.
‘How do you know Lee?’
Because that’s exactly how I turned my life and mindset around.
How I went from being on every anti-depressant out there, popping Prozac everyday, battling a 15 year eating disorder, addictions and having to climb out the deepest, darkest places in my head.
To building a ‘bullet proof’ mindset where I can not only overcome any obstacle in my way but also help others do the same.
Sure, it takes time.
But if you don’t start – nothing will ever change.
And where you are tomorrow, next week, month, year is a direct result of the choices you make NOW.
So if I can encourage and motivate you to do anything today.
It’s CHALLENGE that narrative.
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Lee ‘not where I want to be yet, luckily I have the power to change that’ Donald x
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