I really do need to get back to Motivational Mondays, don't I? It's been awhile.

We all could use a little extra kick to start our weeks, no matter how well prepared we are for the newest adventures of our lives.

The Law of Attraction has been a fashionable topic in the last few years. But the reality of it is, Jerry and Esther Hicks have been writing about it since the 1980s and the principles are thousands of years old.

One the ideas they try to convey is to reach for that better feeling thought. So many of us want total relief from what ails us. We don't need to accomplish the unrealistic. It isn't always possible to find total relief from job stress, marital strife, or illness.

But we CAN try to make that next thought a BETTER FEELING one than the last.

Let's say you look at your bank account and you are broke.

The worse feeling thought would be, "Oh my goodness. What am I going to do? I will be late with the rent again!"

The better feeling thought would be, "At least I get paid tomorrow."

Another would be, "Thank goodness that tax return will be coming any day now."

See the difference? One thought fosters hopelessness. The other reminds us of the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel.

What we need to realize is that at any given moment, we can pivot (another concept they discuss extensively) towards more of what we WANT and less of what we DON'T want.

Focusing on the lack of cash will only push money away from us even more. Focusing on the money coming in will actually, believe it or not, put you on the course for getting it sooner.

It's sometimes easier said than done, but make it your goal to start trying it today. Make a bad or sad or down thought a little bit better. And even if you are feeling great, it still works to think about something even BETTER!

If given the choice between a delicious meal and a spoiled, yucky one, who would choose the latter?

So...why would you choose the worse thought over the better one?