I am currently reading a book by Haruki Murakami called What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. In this memoir, he was sharing his experiences and relationship towards running everyday in his life, well at least almost everyday in his life. And how that became a part of him that he felt weird when he doesn’t run on his normal schedule.
That made me reflect on a lot of things and one of them is about practicing positivity daily or at least discipline ourselves to be positive in our thinking, behavior and with our words. Eventually it will end up as a habit and a habit that would form and direct our lives towards a positive lifestyle.
Too often we take the act or practice of positivity for granted. We only look for it when we are struggling or in despair. Almost the same with religion and God (for those practicing faith on a part-time basis or claim to believe in a faith) – we look for it only as and when we need it. Not so much letting it be a part of lives religiously like we would with a committed tv series schedule once a week.
Won’t it be easier for us if we start instilling in us with positive thinking which would influence our behavior? This skill and preparedness would help us to deal with challenges and any negativity coming our way a lot easier later. Maybe it won’t exactly be that easy to start like how I can imagine it won’t be easy to make running as a daily routine in our lives like Haruki Murakami did with his.
But it is do-able. It is possible. It is attainable. We can make positive happen in our lives. We can start small by first being positive to ourselves – believe in ourselves we can do it. That is the first step. Tomorrow and the day after and so on, we continue to increasingly practice positive thoughts and behaviors. Make it a habit. Own it. Be it.
We can perfect the skill of becoming and being positive. Practice, practice, practice. The more we practice, the more goals we achieve, the healthier the outlook of our lives will become.
I know we can do it!