We always have a choice to excuse ourselves from taking part in negativity. Instead, we can choose to create a more positive environment with our thoughts and actions. Sometimes we start with the best intentions to only think and speak positively, but people around us can throw us off course with their negativity and fear.

A lot of us don’t fully understand the power of our thoughts and words, and even if some of us do, we can still get stuck in habitual negative and self-defeating old habits. However, we always have a choice to opt out of negative conversations and consciously choose to take a more positive approach to life.

This is especially true at the moment. Many people are buying into the fear of the coronavirus and are visualising the worst case scenarios. This type of fear has literally disabled world economies. I do understand this virus is a threat, but I refuse to constantly listen to the negativity put out in the media and social media in particular, around the subject. Let’s face it, the media thrives on spreading drama and fear.

Instead we can choose to withdraw our energy and presence from such negativity and instead focus on the positivity and ultimately the lessons we are being taught as a result of this virus.

I recently participated in a yoga festival and it was refreshing to see like-minded people gathered together in nature. We came together as a collective to participate in uplifting talks, yoga practises, breathing, sound journeys with great food and even better company. It made my heart warm to see so many positive people hanging out and creating an atmosphere of joy and calm, away from fear and negativity.

Today I challenge you to switch off the news and instead turn to a friend, co-worker or family member and agree to only have a positive conversation, free from negativity and fear.

We may not be able to control what is out there in the world, but we can control how we choose to respond to these external events.

I dare you to try it!

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