Do you ever take a moment to think about the thoughts that run through your mind?
Are they positive and uplifting? “Today is going to be an amazing day!”
Or negative and self-defeating? “I don’t have the energy to get through today.”
If you change your mindset, you change your life!
Positive thoughts boost your mood, spirit, and tend to generate even more positivity and happiness in your life.
Falling into a spiral of negativity tremendously affects how you live your life and how others perceive you.
Unfortunately it’s a habit that many of us have.
So let’s try swapping the negative internal chatter habit for happier more positive thoughts. It takes a little practice and commitment to change a habit, but it’s worth it!
The secret is to change one thing at a time !
If you set reminders to start with, you’ll soon find that it becomes a habit to switch your negative thoughts to more positive ones.
These are some mindset swaps that have worked for me. Pick the one that ‘feels’ right for you and start there, When that become your new ‘normal’ try another.
Bashing yourself on a daily basis takes a toll. When you hear the negative self-talk, say “cancel cancel,” followed by a positive comment to condition yourself to speak positively.
Replace beliefs that just aren’t serving you anymore and change to ones that do. For example if you’ve tried to exercise each day in the past and then not kept it up – your mind will start to tell you not to even start. It’s a way of stopping you from feeling like a failure.
Try replacing the “Why bother, it’s never worked before” thought with a more positive “I’m going to move my body for 15 minutes most days”. Then add it to your diary!
Comparing yourself to others.
While it’s easy to want what others have, use what they have as a benchmark for what you’d like to have, do or be. Try for admiration instead of comparison.
If you want different results, do something different. Make the changes small so that they are achievable and you don’t feel overwhelmed.
MAKE SPACE FOR:
Focus on what you do have – not what you don’t have. Each day write down something that you are grateful for.
Walking with energy and purpose.
Make a conscious effort to strut! Even when you’re feeling down and discouraged, stand tall and smile! Posture affects your
mood; make it work in your favor.
Surrounding yourself with like-minded, uplifting people.
People who are vibrating on a positive frequency will keep you grounded, inspired, and connected to your greater
life’s purpose. They will help you believe in yourself, too.
Take time to reflect, meditate, or simply release all thoughts and emotions. Create stillness in a quiet space and get back to a
neutral state of mind and body.
Doing good for someone else.
Focus your energy on lifting up someone else and notice how your spirits elevate as well.
These are some of the ways that help me to have a positive mindset.
What do you do when you find negative thoughts taking over? Share in the comments below …