Sometimes we don’t always think the most positively about ourselves. We tell ourselves hurtful things, call ourselves names, and think quite poorly about ourselves at times.
For some of us, it becomes the norm in our lives. We get into this habitual self-sabotaging cycle of negative thinking.
We tell ourselves we’re not good enough, not beautiful enough, not smart enough, not thin enough..
..and why do we do this?
We expend so much energy in the form of stress, tears, and grief.
..and for what? Where does it lead us?
Well, no where, really. Except for into a perpetual cycle, that never ends, and worsens over time.
Such a time waste. Such a LIFE waste. ..but we still do it!
Researchers suggest that we humans have an average of 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts per day. (Now that’s a lot thoughts!)
This leaves a lot of room for negativity to take over, if you allow it to.
But what if we disrupted the cycle? What if we started taking note of all the negative thoughts we think? What if we took immediate action to turn the negative thoughts into opposite and equal positive ones?
I think we might just feel a little lighter, a little more joyful throughout the day.
When we rid our minds of the storm clouds, the sun peeks out, and shines on us its happiness and warmth. It gives us hope. We start feeling a little safer, a little more loved.
But it all has to begin from within. It is possible to tame your thoughts, but takes a bit of practice at first.
Try it out today.
When you notice a negative thought forming in your mind, turn it around and upside down. Smile at yourself in the mirror. Tell yourself you’re beautiful. Tell yourself you’re loved. Tell yourself you’re good enough. Tell yourself you’re smart enough. Tell yourself you are able.
Our minds are a bit naive sometimes. They believe everything we tell them.
If our minds believe so much of what we tell them, let’s start telling them about how AWESOME we are! Let’s stop dwelling on the past issues and start living in today. Enjoy the time we have now, ’cause all we’re really promised is now.
What thoughts do you struggle with the most? What steps will you take to improve them?
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