Are you ready for change? Well, there’s one simple thing you can start doing today as the first step on your transformational journey… and you can do it yourself.
First off, you must understand that the way we think throughout the day informs how we feel about ourselves and the world around us. Largely pessimistic, due to the constant stresses of present-day life; this solution is the fastest way to turn negative thoughts into positive ones.
But it’s something that only you can shift. And for that you may need some time to yourself to consider your life and what direction you want to be going in. It will also take practice to change those thought patterns. Studies show that it takes 21 days to break old habits and create new ones.
Secondly, you must acknowledge that self-care is not selfish (as so many believe). Open your mind and change negative thinking about yourself. When you show yourself kindness, everything will start to change.
So, here we go. Let’s stop thinking destructively and start thinking constructively.
Words of affirmation are those that support and uplift. Typically thought to apply only to intimate relationships, words of affirmation can also relate to family, friends and acquaintances, but most important of all – YOU. Yes, words of affirmation can help you challenge and overcome self-sabotaging thoughts.
Just a few simple words can help you feel more self-confident, fulfilled and happy, presenting you with the fuel you need to take on the real world.
Listen closely for negative words in your self-talk. Now let’s practice changing those negative phrases to positive ones. Here are a few examples:
I’m always tired / sick / sad
Every cell in my body is healthy and full of light
I’m not pretty
I accept and embrace my imperfections
I am shedding weight daily
I can’t stop eating
I love deliciously healthy foods
I’m not smart
I learn new things easily and I love it
I’m not talented
I am a skilled and experienced professional
People don’t take me seriously
I am strong, willing and able
I’m struggling with…
I welcome the challenge of… OR
I’m excited by new challenges
This is not the life I pictured for myself
I have faith and always follow the path of my soul
I’m never going to change
I have the power to change my circumstances
I mustn’t forget
I must remember
What negative thoughts and sayings are your downfall?
We’ll leave you with this little twist on one of Mahatma Gandhi’s most famous quotes… Be the change you want to see in your world!