Do you know how to control your thoughts? Being able to successfully control your thoughts so that you can control your life is one of the best ways to empower yourself and build self-confidence. How would you feel if your mind was nurturing rather than tearing you down?
When you focus on positive rather than negative thoughts, you become a powerful ally to yourself, firmly pointing your destiny in a direction that will help you conquer anything holding you back from success.
In the beginning, it sometimes takes a conscious decision on your part to stop the flow of negativity, but eventually you’ll come to the place where the negative thoughts naturally rid themselves from your mind before they can cause damage.
To lessen the impact of negative thoughts, begin to think of them as separate from yourself. Only when you begin to realize that negative thoughts are foreign invaders and not part of your true thought process will you be able to release them quickly and effectively.
One way to control thoughts, especially negative ones, is to immediately concentrate on something else. Pick up a good book that’s hard to put down, put on some music that makes you sing and/or dance or exercise your body to clear your mind. It works almost every time.
Letting a negative thought linger in your mind can seem natural to you, especially when you’re in a particularly vulnerable state of mind. When you find yourself entertaining a negative thought/ thoughts, think about the origin of it. It could be from a place of despair, lack of confidence, fear, or perhaps being around negative people. Get to the root cause of your negativity to rid yourself of the negative thoughts that plague you.
Actions speak louder than words to our minds. “As ye think, so shall you be,” is an old saying that would be great if it worked. But, just because we think the good thoughts doesn’t mean that we’ll perform the same actions. Again, it takes a conscientious effort to act as we think.
For example, if you’re trying to get in shape for the New Year, simply thinking it won’t make it come true. You have to make them come true by keeping a watchful eye on your diet and getting into an exercise program that will turn the dream into a reality.
Use your own creativity to think of ways you can act on the positive thoughts that come your way. Also, think about what it would mean if you acted on the negative thoughts that enter your mind. Use your imagination to conjure up ways that will highlight the good things in your life and you’ll be that much closer to controlling your thoughts.
We sometimes don’t act on positive thoughts because of our own preconceived opinions. Try to keep an open mind about events that happen and people who come into your life. Acting in a positive way toward something or someone you’ve already formed a negative opinion about can open your minds in a way that helps you to listen and better understand an ocean of possibilities.
Do you know how to control your thoughts? I’m interested in any thoughts or comments that you have.