Adopt New Habits
We all have habits, good and bad, some we need – others we don’t need, or want! If we didn’t have habits, we would have to really concentrate just to do daily things, like washing ourselves or combing our hair – however, because of habits, we can all do this without too much thought at all.
So how does this tie in with our quest to learn how to think positively? The way we think is merely a habit, and the good news is that habits can be changed.
Changing your habits, or throwing a disempowering habit out and adopting a new empowering habit, is going to require patience, persistence and perseverance from you. It won’t happen overnight, but it will happen if you stick at it and never give up.
So how can this be achieved:
Take note of your thoughts
You have on average about 25,000 of them per day, so you should be able to catch at least a few of them.
Listen to what you say when you speak to others, what we speak are our thoughts out loud.
So once you are aware of what you are thinking to yourself on a regular basis (like probably 5,000 times a day) stop, and change that thought to a new positive thought or question. Now this takes some getting used to especially if this notion is totally new to you. Put up some reminders somewhere. I have a poster with all the new questions I need to ask myself.
So some examples might be:
I am broke: Ask yourself, How can I become more abundant?
I cant do it: Ask yourself, How can I be more confident?
Any bad situation: Ask yourself, How can I make this better?
By asking yourself questions, your mind automatically searches for answers. If you don’t get an answer straight away, then ask the question again, until you do get an answer. Never give up, to quit is failure.
The most important thing is, that if you don’t invest some time in your personal development, you will stay in the same position that you are now.
I have managed to change my mindset from a negative one to a positive one over the years. I’m not going to say that it wasn’t without effort, but was it worth it – you bet! It’s so much easier to not have all the negative mental chatter going on inside your head (which never shut’s up) I achieved this in a number of ways, but probably the fastest way was through a booked called “How would love Respond” by Kurek Ashley. Well worth the read.
I use the above strategy daily and am having good progress with it. As Molly says (don’t know who Molly is, ah forget it) Do yourself a favour and start investing in yourself today, you’ll be glad you did.
RIP Michael Jackson
Source by: Positivity author Trixie