The last few years have been tough and many of us have found it hard to overcome negative thoughts at times. If this is you then you aren’t alone.
Our world is full of negativity everywhere you turn there is negative energy bombarding us. The news and social media is like a constant barrage of sad stories, crises, people losing their jobs, illnesses, you name it. If we let that overcome our own positivity we lose. We take that weight upon our shoulders and it’s hard for us to move forward. We need to choose daily to guard our hearts and minds and be consciously aware of what we allow to influence them.
Would you like to wake up feeling unstoppable and ready to seize the day? Perhaps you know someone who radiates this energy and confidence at the crack of dawn and you wish you were more like them. Whether you’re a morning person or not, there’s no denying that the first moments set the mood for the rest of the day. Today I’m going to share with you my top 4 ways to overcome negative thoughts and start the day off right.
The Great Day Protocol to overcome negative thoughts
Incorporating essential oils into your morning routine can amplify your intentions and enhance your feelings of confidence so you can start your day from a place of strength. Layering and blending specific oils in distinct ways can help cultivate the right mindset, focus the intentions, and provide an emotional anchor throughout your day.
That’s why Young Living founder, D. Gary Young, put together an empowering essential oil routine, Gary’s Protocol. Known for his vision and belief in pursuing that vision despite obstacles, there was never a goal too large or impossible for Gary to achieve. The Great Day Protocol was first shared by D. Gary Young, founder of Young Living, at a class in Wyoming in 1994, and has been used by thousands of people, since then, to help them live happier lives.
The four elevating oils in Gary’s Great Day Protocol embrace this sentiment, and when used together are a powerful way to start each day with intention and empowerment (not to mention, you’ll smell amazing).
A step by step guide to overcome negative thoughts
Here’s Gary Young’s Great Day Protocol that will amplify your intentions so you can start your day from a place of strength. Use these daily exercises to stop negative thinking.
Step 1: Valor
Vaolr essential oil is great to overcome negative thoughts.
Place 1 drop of Valor essential oil blend on the inside of your left wrist. Place your left wrist over the inside of your right wrist so that the insides of both wrists are touching and hold together for a moment.
Focus your mind on balancing, holding your wrists in place. The powerful combination of ingredients in Valor delivers strengthening and refreshing qualities, supporting feelings of courage and self-esteem.
Step 2: Harmony
Harmony essential oil blend is a blend of the following 17 oils
- Sacred Sandalwood
- Ylang ylang
- Spanish sage
- Black spruce
- Roman chamomile
Harmony essential oil blend was formulated to establish spiritual and emotional harmony within us. We must be in complete harmony before we can truly overcome our negative emotions. This blend may promote physical and emotional healing by bringing us into harmonic balance.
Place 1 drop of Harmony essential oil blend above your belly button to promote positive feelings, calming down your mind. This spiritual and emotional blend is balancing and calming, and may help reduce occasional everyday stress and discord, by creating harmonic balance in the mind, spirit and body.
Step 3: Joy
Have you ever walked through a shop and intentionally smiled at everyone? Not in a creepy way (ha!), but a sincere smile. If you’ve never done that, give it a try and see what happens! That is the feeling I get every time I use he Young Living Joy essential oil blend.
Place 1 drop of Joy essential oil blend above your heart to bring about feelings of happiness to your mind and body.
Creates an environment of romance and warmth. With its combination of floral and citrus essential oils, including Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Jasmine, Palmarosa, Rose, Bergamot, Lemon, and Tangerine, this unique and feminine fragrance is sure to be a favourite.
Step 4: White Angelica
I originally ordered white Angelica to apply on myself before I do massage or raindrop as it is an oil of protection. Basically it helps us not take on other people’s negative energy. We can all do with that right?
Place 1 drop of White Angelica essential oil blend in your palms and rub together. Lightly brush hands over your head, face, shoulders and body to uplift your spirits and protect your energies.
Lovingly harvested from plants native to exotic destinations around the world, the 10 essential oils in White Angelica come together to create a one-of-a-kind blend that inspires a positive atmosphere and feelings of security and optimism.
Overcome Negative Thoughts and Go After Your Dreams
Obstacles and challenges are inevitable as you go after your dreams, but it’s important to remember that you have the power to make huge changes in your life. And those changes all begin with establishing an uplifting morning routine to start each day with positivity!
Note: Gary’s Great Day Protocol can be adapted as needed, based on your personal needs.
Check out our great video with the lovely Vivian Adams as she talks about how she uses the Great Day Protocol.