If I were to ask you to think about a negative person, does someone instantly come to mind? Have you ever stopped and wondered how many people think of YOUwhen asked that question? A negative person is simply a result of negative thinking and I have some very easy and actionable ways to instantly turn yourself into a positive thinker, no matter what the situation by removing those negative thoughts.
I recently stumbled across this statement quoted by the Huffington Post:
On average, a person has anywhere from 50,000 to 70,000 thoughts per day!Huffington Post
WAIT….WHAT? Are you kidding me?
With all of that noise going on inside of our heads, how do we know which thoughts to hang on to and which thoughts to let go? Is it possible to get consumed in our own negative thinking and never truly focus or accomplish anything?
These are all questions you should be asking yourself…. But seriously, stop and think about what you are thinking about and where your mind naturally wonders off to.
If you are like me and sometimes have negative thoughts, whether that be thoughts of self-doubt, a negative experience, traumatic situation, financial stress, fear of something (the list could go on) it’s important to know how to let a thought go.
3 SIMPLE Steps to letting go of Negative Thoughts
Step 1: Stop and realize that it is a thought (sounds silly, but try it. Consciously recognize that thought as a tangible item and grab hold of it in your mind)
Step 2: Take that thought and either change it into something positive OR let it go. Bye, bye negative thoughts, I have no time for you!
Step 3: Breath and congratulate yourself, only 49,999 more thoughts to go!
The power of positive thinking will change your life. How awesome would it be that in every challenging situation, you could find the positive look on it. How great will you feel when people refer to you as “always positive” or “the happiest person they know”? Positive thinking not only makes life more enjoyable but it will open doors to opportunities you didn’t realize existed.
Your lifestyle tour guide,
Girl on Fiber