Tag Archives: negative thoughts

Taking Charge

I know it might sound ridiculous but I’ll ask anyway.

What would happen if every time you had a worrisome thought you could just burst it

     like a balloon?

Here’s the reason I’m asking.

Life can be difficult. Problems can arise unexpectedly.

Brain science research shows that our thoughts create chemicals.

Every bad thought releases chemicals that make you feel bad.

Every good thought releases chemicals that make you feel good.

You do not need to believe every thought you have – oftentimes thoughts lie.

You have to take control.

The problem is that we usually think we have no control over our thoughts.

How would you feel, though, if you had a plan?

    A specific tool that you could use to burst those negative, anxious thoughts?

Well here’s an idea that has helped many folks.

Challenge those thoughts.

Yes, ask these questions-

    Is it true?

    Can I absolutely know it’s true?

    How do I feel when I have this thought?

    What would I be without this thought?

     Turn the thought around. Is that turnaround thought true? Is it even more true

         than the original thought?

Yes, you can learn to talk back to your thoughts.

Don’t believe every thought you have.

Burst those thought balloons by challenging them and asking those questions.

If you focus on what is true it will make all the difference in how you feel.

Sound good?

Give it a try and let me know how it goes for you.

 

Think on whatever is true, honorable, right, pure, excellent, good, worthy of praise-

Let your mind dwell on these things. (Philippians 4:8)

Reach For Your Best

What one thing should you eliminate from your life because it holds you back from reaching your full potential?

This question continues to challenge me as I plan for the future. Does it challenge you?

I encourage you not to dismiss it but to chew on it and see what thoughts you might have.

We have focused on the importance of good eating habits, getting adequate sleep, and exercise. But let’s consider our thoughts.

Many times I have worked with folks who have everything going for them. Their hearts are right. Their physical habits great. But there is one thing lacking. Their thoughts tend to be negative.

Yes, thinking negatively is like sand in the machinery. It holds you back. Slows progress.  Retards growth. Keeps you stuck.

Sometimes our habits of thought have been set since childhood. It takes intentional action to change them to a positive direction. But it can be done. Thinking positively changes everything. It unlocks energy.

Pay attention to your thoughts today. Challenge them. Ask yourself is that really true?

What holds you have from reaching your full potential today?

Listen to your thoughts.