Three Things You Can Start Doing Today - To Change Your Negative Thinking
- Notice you’re self-talk. And begin to see which of the 3 negative themes you tend to do. The Three most common themes are: 1) Worrying - Distressing over many situations for a long period of time. 2)Waiting for the Shoe to Drop, looking for an extreme misfortune, or 3) Judgmental Thinking, whatever you do it is not good enough. When you hear any negative thinking, stop and name the theme you are using, then tell your mind to stop. Shift your thinking by moving on to another activity or replace the negative thought with a positive one.
- Give yourself a positive intention as you begin your morning. Visualize yourself successful and calm during your day. Do an affirmation such as: "I deserve continual happiness and success", “I will accomplish everything I need to do”, “and I have the support I need”. "I am appreciated” etc. Don’t waste time thinking about the future or the past. Try to stay in the moment
- Have a list or a board where you post your positive behavior and accomplishments. Make sure you list your daily achievements. This will shift the mind into positive thinking and create a different response as you interact throughout your day.