Each day is a new chance to focus on the good and fill our minds with the positive.
To help you learn to rewire your brain and make a conscious effort to focus on the good in your life, sit down and write out a list of all the good things you have done. Call it a brag sheet, a boast sheet, call it whatever you want. Whatever you call it, just write it out and place it somewhere you can see it each and everyday. I, for one, like to use colored index cards. They hang on my wall next to my work station and they provide me with a constant reminder of where I am going, what I have done, and who I really am. Refer to this accomplishment sheet daily and allow yourself to feel motivated by what you have accomplished in your life. Avoid thinking of the things you have not done or the opportunities you may have passed up, but rater rejoice in what is good. Seeing this and adding to it will give you an instant internal power boost!
But I will also never forget the feeling when I was out there on the streets of downtown Portland with no one but myself, fighting the demons in my mind.
So many times I wanted to give up because the 3 miles run on the streets seemed to be more like 20 miles. But I fought those demons in my head, and I pushed on. When I crossed that finish line, you would have thought I won the Boston Marathon. I was so proud of myself. I felt so alive and so energized and at that very moment I knew... I could do anything I put my mind to.
I was empowered.