Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different. ~Katherine Mansfield
Are you sick of the same old routine? Life is dull and meaningless with no end to the misery insight. You want change but change seems impossible. You mind is stuck, your emotions locked and physical aliments haunt your days. What is the cause of all this misery? Yes, it could be physical and if you are severely depressed or have, physiological symptoms you need to get off your butt and see a doctor, at least rule out some sort of medical problem.
Once the medical variable is out of the way the work begins. Every medication for depression recommends therapy and in most cases, cognitive therapy comes highly recommended. Cognitive therapy is thought therapy, simple stated. The concept of cognitive therapy, again simply stated, first one thinks a thought and then feels and then behaves has been proven repeatedly in clinical studies.
Katherine Mansfield was correct in her statement, "could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different". Attitude is everything. One of the first things I learned as young athlete involved attitude and winning. If you go into a game believing you will lose, you will certainly lose. However, if you believe with all your heart, and practice with the belief you will win, you will probably win.
Life is no different from a sport or a game. In order to experience new life you must first change your attitude. Stop looking at life through dim, dark, negative glasses. Open your eyes and see the beauty of life. Tell your self the truth about each situation you find your self involved. Identify the thoughts, which are negative and replace them with positive, faith-filled thoughts. An old proverb from the bible states, "As a man thinks so is he." In other words, a man thinks then acts out his thoughts. If you believe life is bad then life will indeed be bad.
A new life is yours if you are willing to do the work. In addition to thinking, positive thoughts try positive faith. God wants to help. God cares about you. God, through Jesus, the truth, will guide you along the way to a new life. Do not rule out the faith factor in cognitive therapy. Faith and works go hand in hand. When faith is active, it produces change.
Let's get real, does all this work. Yes, it works or I would not be writing this article. My own life is testimony to the fact faith works and so does positive thinking. You can find a new life if deep inside your innermost being are ready for change.