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Universe, V I B E S, Energy, Focus

by Komal Patel
Positive Energy and Focus

New Year, New Vibes. 


The strength and vitality required for sustained physical or mental activity.


An act of concentrating interest or activity on something.

These two words are my GOALS for 2018.

Let me break it down a little.

I spent too much energy focusing on things that were not bringing value to my life. Wasted energy on holding grudges, being unhappy about things that are out of my control and only focusing on the negative.

To be honest, I am still living this way….like right now….however….

For 2018 I have made it my goal to redirect my energy and focus on to things that make me happy.

It is hard to see silver linings when you are blinded by the negative energy that you are so honed in on, focused on.

So many things derive from happiness and if you aren’t happy many aspects of your life can suffer; work, relationships, friendships, even things like your appetite can be effected.

So, how do you redirect your energy? How do you really focus? How do you get happy?

Well, that’s the million dollar question, right?

I am going through a journey of figuring out what works for me.

Recently I started really getting into yoga. At the stage I am in in right now, the whole mediation thing is pretty difficult. I can’t seem to keep my mind focused on just one thing. Luckily, I have all the time in the world to practice.

I believe wanting to change something is half the battle and the rest will all fall into place (with a little hard work and dedication of course. NOTHING comes free.)

Now, if you know that your energy is down and that you are focused on other things, there are ways to activate your brain for the positive.

First; Dopamine.

Dopamine is one of the over 100 neurotransmitters in the human brain.” Basically, it provides  “the drive and  focus you need to be productive.” It can effect everything from your attention span to follow-through all the way to motivation and the ability to experience pleasure, which, some could argue, is associated with happiness.

There are about a zillion ways to increase Dopamine in the brain, through things like exercise, massages, green tea, music……

However, I am talking about removing that negative energy and focusing on a positive solution.

Sometimes I think the lines of energy aren’t clear and honestly, it means something different to everyone.

You can certainly gain more physical energy and brain clarity after a massage, but is it really going to make the whole issue go away?

Probs not.

I speak from experience when I say focusing on a positive solution to negative energy is tough.

There are days where it may not happen at all, but you have to figure out steps to get yourself to the right place of mind, ya know?

I have a 5 steps that I am personally working to conquer this year.



I am in control of my life and so are you. Instead of dwelling and blaming others, reflect and take your share of whatever the issue is. Sometimes, it really isn’t your fault so it is easy to be positive in those cases. Lets face it though. It takes 2 to tango and most likely, the blame should be shared. Take responsibility for the actions that were caused by YOUR actions.

Like I said earlier…..these are things that I am trying to work on (have been trying to work on). It’s not easy. If it was, we all would take responsibility for our faults.


If something negative happens to you, stop taking it like it’s the end of the world.

I am a god damn drama queen. I embellish and blow things out of proportion. Doing this, brings more stress into my life. You can’t control everything. Behind every bad encounter try to learn and grow. If you learn something new, great. If you realize how you would prefer to handle something the next time it occurs, even better. Learning and growing take a life time of effort. You just have to want it.


“Positivity is the ultimate contour to negativity, so if you want to get rid of negativity in your life, focus on positivity.”

Way easier said than done.

How the hell do we do this?!

“Emphasize your positive actions, create positive affirmations that you repeat to yourself daily, and do your best to remove negative language from your vocabulary. Next time you are tempted to say negative words like “I can’t” or “I hate,” stop, take a breath and try to rephrase your statement without the negative words.”


If you are like me you may internally think negative thoughts…if that’s the case it’s time to retrain the brain. Turn those negative thoughts and feelings into motivating energy to get shit done and prove to yourself and others that you got this. The more you say you are a “can’t” person or a “no” person, the more your life will end up like that.

I am struggling with this one a lot. Sometimes it really feels like you just can’t. Like literally. The more you give weight to that, the more you become like that. Start replacing your “cant’s” with “cans” and your “no’s” with “yes’s.” The more you practice the more natural it will be and your brain will be trained to access the “yes’s” and “can’s” well before a negative thought can occur.

(If you have this step locked down, I could use your help on how to make this happen. Sometimes just saying yes in your head isn’t enough unless you truly believe it)


Let your mind take a second to relax and concentrate on something else altogether. Go work out and burn away the negative energy. Meet a friend for tea and go to the movies. Shit, go on a shopping spree at your boyfriend’s expense (it’s for your mental health after all.).

Arm yourself with all the tools you need to be successful. I know it sounds like you’re taking yourself to war, but in a way, you are. Keep your mind strong and your will power stealth. Practice, practice, practice. Every time I have a negative feeling or am feeling unfocused and hazy, I try to write down exactly what it that is causing it. Honestly, some of the times I have blamed another person or another situation…you won’t get it right every time.

As long as you give your best effort and are willing to try, the rest should fall into place.
Self-care = love.

Don’t be afraid to put yourself first.

You’re worth it.



Sweet and Masala

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Laurence January 17, 2018 - 3:41 pm

Same here, I focus on my energy on the things that makes me happy. Before if I had an idle time, I think a lot. Now I have my blog and do blogging stuff, I can say that’s my outlet now 🙂

Rhian Westbury January 17, 2018 - 3:43 pm

I try and focus by doing one task properly at a time as opposed to half doing a few tasks together x

Nisi O'Rourke January 17, 2018 - 7:33 pm

I agree with so much. Leaving and learning from negativity and I have no resolutions but goals to strive for. I actually just wrote a few posts that cover my own thoughts on self journey. Your post is like a reaffirmation of my thoughts 🙂

Komal Patel January 17, 2018 - 8:56 pm

I am so glad to hear that Nisi. I will be heading over to read! I love that you are all about the goals.

Chelsea Elizabeth January 18, 2018 - 8:40 am

I try and focus on one goal at a time. I used to spend so much time on so many different things but I knew I wasn’t being as productive. So now I’m anone task kinda gal and it seems to be working

Dogvills January 18, 2018 - 9:33 am

I can relate with so many things you wrote in this post. When I left my corporate job, it felt like a huge boulder was lifted from my chest. I turned my back and left behind all the stress, the negativity, the pressure. I am so much happier now. Take control, stay positive. After all, happiness is a choice.

UtMinh January 18, 2018 - 10:12 am

Your post reminded me of my plan. I have outlined what to do next, including positive thoughts. But sometimes I forget about too many things. Thanks for sharing!

Ami Rose January 18, 2018 - 10:15 am

I really like that you’ve given yourself two words as goals for 2018 and I’m with you all the was on focusing energy on unimportant things, I’m really trying to stop worry too much this year.

Ami xxx

Bee January 18, 2018 - 12:32 pm

We have two steps in common out of your 5 steps. I have chosen to take full responsibility of my actins and life plus turn every negative thoughts to positive thinking/planning.

Star harford January 18, 2018 - 5:50 pm

You are so right about focusing on the positive! It really helps! Whenever I am negative I find a positive and focus on that instead.

Alison Rost January 19, 2018 - 5:40 am

A couple of years ago I started a gratitude journal, and literally, it changed my life. Every night before I go to bed, I write three things from the day that I’m grateful for. The strangest thing started happening, as I went about my day I started looking for happy things because I needed content for the evening’s entries. Also, whenever I’m feeling blue, I look back through the pages and realize just how incredible my life really is. x

Komal Patel January 19, 2018 - 8:43 pm

That is such a great idea! I have seen book templates for gratitude journals. I have always thought to start one. Maybe this is the year!

Khushboo January 19, 2018 - 4:52 pm

Self care and self compassion are the most important ingredients for happiness. I love the different ideas that you have shared through this post 🙂

chichi January 19, 2018 - 5:03 pm

Those are also the two words i should focus on, have waisted too much time and energy on unnecessary and useless things and people!

David Elliott January 19, 2018 - 7:34 pm

I do need to really find an outlet for my energy and other things in my life. I think that would be so helpful. And yes we definitely need to remind ourselves of the positive things in our lives.

Eloise January 20, 2018 - 5:12 am

it’s amazing how beneficial positivity is for us, it can change our entire life around and allow us to fully enjoy it! I’m glad you are doing what needs to be done in order to gain more happiness in your life.
I wish you the best!

Kim January 22, 2018 - 5:52 am

I totally agree, focusing your energy on things that do not serve you can be so detrimental to your health. These are some great things to think about to improve the positivity in our lives.

Sarmistha Goswami January 24, 2018 - 11:55 am

These are great goals to have for the year. Removing negative energy and focusing on a positive solution is something everyone should try to do, but it’s easier said than done. Good you are making it a practice with a proper road map and i am sure we all can benefit from it as well.

Ana Ojha January 28, 2018 - 1:34 am

I try to stay positive and focus my energy on doing things that I love. Sometimes, its hard but I try to keep myself away from all the negative people in my life!


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