Are you mindful about the thoughts that float in and out of your head? Do you recognize that thoughts have power?
What you have on a loop in your mind is what you think about most. What you think about most then becomes your reality.
If you are constantly complaining or evaluating all that is wrong with your life, it is clear that you will be unhappy.
If you are evaluating the positive, expressing gratitude, and thinking generally uplifting thoughts, your happiness will shine through.
A client of mine asked me how to change her self-esteem. She stated that she was struggling with self-esteem and self-worth. I asked her to track her thoughts for three days and to be conscious of what she was thinking, included what she thought about herself. Any client that I have asked to do this has mentioned it is not an easy task to track one’s thoughts. I never said it would be easy, but it will change your life once you examine what you are thinking to yourself.
So she evaluated her thoughts. She said they were largely put-downs about her weight, her appearance, and her career. When we spoke, she said she became aware of why she felt bad most of the time.
So together we created some new affirmations and new thoughts that she would replace with the old thoughts that were running wild in her mind.
After a week of consistent effort in replacing her thoughts and challenging her mind, she reported that she felt better.
Many people do not realize the automatic thoughts that they have on a loop. So I always encourage my clients to track their thoughts for a few days and then switch these thoughts around. Find new statements that you would prefer to be on a loop. Write these down and carry them with you. Use post-it notes for your computer, or your bathroom mirror. Put them on your refrigerator. Put them anywhere where you can see them regularly as a reminder to choose uplifting thoughts instead of degrading thoughts.
You can change your self-talk and thinking positively for a better life.
What are you saying to yourself that you want or need to change?
How have you changed your self-talk for the better?
Share your strategies or comments below. I’d love to hear from you.
In love and light,