Capture the power of positive thinking and create a mindset for success and happiness.
Our thoughts are extremely powerful and, good or bad, they create our world.
Have you ever given much thought to your thoughts? Do you notice if what you’re thinking is positive or negative?
Mindset has a strong impact on decisions we make and actions we take in order to reach our goals. Our motivation depends on positive thinking. It’s the positive thoughts that will set you up for success and happiness.
“The day is what you make it! So why not make it a great one?”
Recognize negative self-talk and choose not to engage in it. Re-frame situations to see the possibilities and focus on the positives. By learning to recognize and redirect your mind away from the negative self-talk helps create a mindset for success.
4 Ways You Can Stop Negative Self-Talk
Listen to Your Inner Dialogue: Pay attention to what you say to yourself, either out loud or in your mind, and write it down. Journal when you have negative self-talk, making notes of not only what you are thinking and saying to yourself, but when you had the thoughts. When you start to write your inner dialogue down, it can be a wake-up call for how unreasonably critical you are being to yourself, and that realization alone can begin to change the inner dialogue.
Stop The Negative Thoughts: When you notice yourself saying something negative in your mind, simply make a choice to stop your thought mid-stream by saying “NO” or “STOP” to yourself. You might be surprised by how often you actually listen to what you’re telling yourself.
Reframe Negative Statements: When you find yourself engaging in negative self-talk or complaining about something, try to re-frame the situation. Negative statements like “I can’t handle this!” or “This is hopeless!” are damaging because they increase your stress in a given situation which can stop you from searching for solutions and moving forward.
Write down the positives: Make a list of the positive things about yourself you know to be true. Focus on what you’re good at, strengths and accomplishments. When you actually write them down, you can look back at the list and see the positives during times when they’re most difficult to see.
“Being miserable is a habit; being happy is a habit; and the choice is yours.” -Tom Hopkins
The expectation of having positive thoughts all the time is unrealistic, but remembering that our thoughts DO affect our actions, our happiness and outcomes of our effots helps us catch ourselves and rephrase those negative thoughts into positive ones.
“We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.” –Tony Robbins
Positive thought isn’t seeing the world and life as perfect, but rather seeing things and situations differently.
This post is inspired by learning and practicing these words everyday to accomplish my dreams. Learning to stop negative self-talk in it’s tracks before it stops me in mine. I’m proving to myself that it works.
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Do you have thoughts that are holding you back from accomplishing your goals? Are your negative self thoughts a roadblock to your success? How do you stop negative self-talk?
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