Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Is your bombarding diet of media affecting your attitude?

I have found over the years, that reading material that is positive and thought provoking has a very positive effect on our attitude. It is certainly more beneficial than reading or listening to some tragedy. 

~ Bob Proctor

I happen to agree wholeheartedly with the above sentiment. 

My reading and viewing habits have changed over the years.  I used to love to read horror novels, go to horror movies and have a 24 hour news channel on all the time. I was feeding my brain a constant stream of negativity.  It's no wonder I walked around sad, depressed and not liking myself. 

In recent years, I've gravitated toward self-help and spiritual books.  I've turned off the 24 hour news channel. No longer do I go to horror movies.  I've let that go.  Without realizing it, I began feeling and acting more positively.

Now, don't misunderstand.  I don't pretend that the world is an utopian place.  I keep up on the current events of the day, and Lord knows, a lot of it is negative.  I hear the news and then I leave it alone.  I don't listen to the breaking news alert every five minutes.  It's upsetting to me to hear all the "experts" arguing over the hot topics of the day.  I say a prayer and let it go.

Everyday, I've made it a habit to end my day with some positive reading.  I love authors like Louise L Hay, Doreen Virtue and Marianne Williamson.   I'm planting seeds of positive thoughts in my mind before I lay down to rest.  I don't have the newsy stuff of the day playing over and over in my head.

Let's face it.  There are so many things we have no control over.  I believe that living life as a good example to others by spreading positivity is one of the best things I can do to help my community.  I don't absorb the negativity anymore, so therefore, I don't pass it along.

What do you think of Bob Proctor's quote?  Does it ring true for you?  Is your bombarding diet of media affecting your attitude?

Thanks for reading.


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