“The Mind is Everything, What You Think You Become”

When I saw the course title Positive Psychology, I thought, man I need this course. Knowing psychology is the science of the mind, I felt I would learn how to control my thoughts, which will put me in a better place mentally and physically. And that is what I got, I didn’t realize it could be as easy as it is.

Blocking the Triggers; Taking Control

An Ah-Ha moment for me was learning about the “trigger blockers” stopping the negative before it has any impact. This habit has changed my life tremendously. I feel it has really controlled the amount of depression I have experienced since learning about blocking things out. Another power aspect is just knowing your triggers themselves. Knowing you’re headed down a patch is half the insight. Positive Psychology opened my eyes to understanding life is what you make it, based off what you think about it. If you worry too much, you will waste time, as life waits for no one. So control what you have control of, and let the rest go.

Un-sticking Yourself and Moving Forward

I spent to much time trying to hold on to this “perfect life” not realizing I was slowly wasting my own life away. It’s nice to plan and have goals, but when those things don’t happen you have to accept it and move forward. If you stay stuck, asking how or why you’re keeping yourself from moving on and growing. If you know that no one is perfect, and you have done all you can do in a situation that looks like it will never change for the better, it’s time for you to “let it go” and move on. Focus on the positive in your life, something as simple as you have food, running water, a place to lay your head, two hands, feet, legs, 10 fingers, or you are able to get an education, which will lead to getting a job that can help others. The gratitude habit will be my new daily routine. I feel knowing all the things your fortunate to have will “block” the negative ones out.

Focus on the positive in your life, something as simple as you have food, running water, a place to lay your head, two hands, feet, legs, 10 fingers, or you are able to get an education, which will lead to getting a job that can help others. The gratitude habit will be my new daily routine. I feel knowing all the things your fortunate to have will “block” the negative ones out.

About the author: Keisia Purvis Allison is a student a Chaminade University of Honolulu. She is a 14 year Air Force veteran and hopes to return as a counselor, after completing a Masters in Social Work. She is a mother of two, loves watching home makeover shows and decorating.

 

‘We are the Postive Psychology People’

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