How To Take Charge Over Negative Thoughts

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It’s 10:00 in the morning and you’ve done a good job of getting off to a positive start.  You thought about what you wanted to get done today and felt confident about it.  You repeated a few positive affirmations.  You’re feeling pretty good.  It’s a nice day outside and things are going fairly well.  All is well.

Then, BOOM here comes the first negative thought.  What happens after that?  You can’t seem to quit thinking about it, ruminating about it for at least an hour.  But it doesn’t end there.  Here comes another negative thought to take its place. Now you’re starting to feel a lot less at peace than you were earlier this morning.  These negative thoughts keep snowballing out of control.  The stress is mounting up.  By the end of the day, you’re exhausted.  And the only thing that seems to take all that away is to indulge in something that has become a negative habit or addiction.  It’s the only thing that comforts you.  It’s your reward for battling all those negative thoughts throughout the day.

Next day comes.  Repeat.  You’re stuck in this negative vicious cycle.  You don’t like it but don’t quite know how to stop it.

Here’s what you do, and it’s simple once you get to that point of being sick and tired of doing the same thing every day. First and foremost, you have to decide to become more self aware.  You have to first be aware of when these thoughts are taking you over before you can make any changes.  Then, once you’ve recognized when these thoughts enter your mind, immediately stop them in their tracks.  Granted, you can’t stop them from entering but you can decide how long they stay there.  Don’t let them set up shop and start doing business, kick them no good bums out!  Next, replace them. Sometimes you’ve got to use force.  Think of something you like, want, comforts you, motivates you, inspires you, and focus on those things.  The negative thoughts may try to bully you and force themselves in your space, but you have 100% complete control over them regardless of how strong they may seem.  Show them who’s boss!  You are the boss and what you say goes.  Put your foot down.  Stop allowing them to ruin your day.

This is something that takes a lot of practice, daily.  And especially if you’ve been accustomed to living in a negative environment.  You can do it though.  You have all the power you need within you.  You just have to mad enough about it to change it.  Let that feeling of being so tired of it motivate you to rise above it.

I do believe wholeheartedly that Life Is What You Make It!

In the Positive Zone

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