Todays blog entry is all about changing our train of thought from an injured one to a positive one.
WHEN YOU RECEIVE A NEGATIVE COMMENT:
This has happened to most of us and will probably happen again. You'll receive a negative comment and immediately you cant help but feel 'heart-broken'. You try anything to just shake that feeling but still the comment gets to you. So this is what you do...
STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS ON CHANGING YOUR TRAIN OF THOUGHT:
What you'll need:
- A few pieces of scrap paper.
- Plenty of small pieces of pretty and colourful paper.
- A translucent container (a big one)
- A waste bin
STEP 1. Use the scrap pieces of paper for any negative comments (you'll probably only need one piece). Write the comment down and fold it or crinkle it up.
STEP 2. Use your pretty and colourful paper and write down all the positive comments your have received for your work (there might be too many so just do enough to fill up your bowl).
STEP 3. Read your negative comment. Now scrunch it up and throw it into your waste bin.
STEP 4. Take out a few of your positive comments and read them out loud.
STEP 5. Put that bowl with your art stuff and grab one whenever you need to.
YOUR TRAIN OF THOUGHT HAS CHANGED:
By merely comparing the sheer size of your positive comments compared to the negative comment/s you should already feel uplifted. That negative comment is insignificant in comparison so why let it put so much weight on your shoulders. Disposing of that negative comment is the perfect solution because thats all it deserves. It doesn't need another second of your emotions, so get rid of it.
The bowl of positivity that you have at arms length is a true reflection of your work and its value. That should be treasured and used whenever you need a little motivation to get you back into the creative mood.
Remember, instead of focusing on whats negative, appreciate whats proven to be positive in your life.
To watch the YouTube video on this topic click here. Q&A - How to deal with negative comments STEP BY STEP
Have a beautiful day everyone.