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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