Jimmy ‘s Five Cents Worth post to Evelyn,
Thanks for this great list. They are all practical and easy to implement. May I share one other method that seemed to have worked for me lately?
Just 2-3 weeks back, I was really having a terrible time at home. I was on national service training for three weeks. Hence, I did not get the chance to go home often during those three weeks. My wife went absolutely mad because home front was chaotic. No helper, two toddlers and a grandma who was not totally mental sound always. She needed help but I could not be there. She resented my NS and did not understand what I needed to do.
The few times I came back, it was constant quarreling. I feared at one stage our relationship would be over. I was ‘kicked out’ for a while after my NS. That was when started listening to Gale Glassner Twersky’s Hypnotic Affirmations on my iPhone. I would go to sleep listening to her few hours long audio. When I wake up, the audio would have ended, but I don’t really remember much of what was played.
Anyway, in little ways, my attitude started to become more tolerant. I always hated going home because home was such a mess. That began to change. My mode also started to shift as I found myself focusing on positive things more. I have since moved back in and am ok with my wife now. She has also become more understanding towards me. We try to encourage each other more now.
I can’t help but think that there is a link between this positive change and my listening to the audio while sleeping. Our subconscious mind must be seriously at work while we are sleeping and all those positive affirmation must be having a positive impression on the unconscious.
These days, I will always pluck my ear phones in when I go to sleep. things will only get better. Perhaps, all your viewers can try this as well. I swear by it now.
Anyway, just my five cents worth on staying positive.