How to create space for a positive mind
Last week we spoke about our thoughts and it doesn't stop there. This week it's all about creating space for a positive mind. On average we have an estimated 70,000 thoughts per day. Just take a moment and think about the daily thoughts that run through your mind. Are they positive and uplifting? Or do you find them negative? Positive thoughts help boost your mood, spirit and generate even more positivity and happiness in your life. When we live our lives with purpose and a positive outlook it has a tremendous affect on our nervous system and our overall health. Our thoughts have a huge affect on how we live our daily lives and how others perceive us. As we discussed last week, thoughts are just thoughts it's all about how we handle them, react, behave and reframe. Therefore choosing to live with a positive outlook can have a life changing impact on how you experience life. For some it doesn't come naturally, it takes practice, but soon enough, your mind will naturally gravitate toward positive thoughts. Here are some tips that may help you practice: LET GO OF:
NEGATIVE SELF-TALK: This can impact your health. When you hear internal negative self talk replace it with a positive. Try to pay yourself one compliment at least once a day by looking in the mirror and saying it out loud.
LIMITING BELIEF: These are beliefs that have been Replace beliefs that aren’t serving you anymore with uplifting, supportive thoughts.
COMPARISON IS THE THIEF OF JOY: it's easy for us to compare and want what others have, but by doing so it distracts you from everything amazing going on in your own life. Admiration is fantastic as it allows us to reflect on things that we want for ourselves, but be mindful of the difference between admiration and comparative self-judgement.
RESISTANCE: If you want different results, do things differently. Make small changes consistently and they’ll add up and transform your life. Change is scary, but crucial to self-development.
EGO: leave it at the door. It’s nice to be right, but it’s nicer to be happy. Try not to let your ego take over.
HOLD ON TO:
GRATITUDE: practicing gratitude is the most powerful thing you can do. It will change your life. Simply by taking time to thinking of 3 things each day that you are truly grateful for and feeling it through every part of your body and mind. Once you feel that sense of gratitude repeat Thank you 3 times.
YOUR ENERGY: Even on days that you don't feel like it, stand tall, walk with pride and smile. Your posture affects your mood; make it work in your favour.
UPLIFT OTHERS: People who are vibrating on a positive frequency will keep you grounded, inspired, and connected to your greater purpose. They’ll help you believe in yourself, too. Your energy will attract similar energies so it's important to be mindful.
QUIET TIME: Take some time for yourself to reflect, meditate, or just simply a hot drink in a quiet room. Allow yourself to take a breath and find some inner calm.
GOOD DEEDS: Uplift someone else by doing something kind and notice how it impacts your mood and energy. It can be the smallest thing by letting a car out on the road, smiling and saying hello to a stranger or checking in on a neighbour.