There is so much power in your thoughts and in your words. It’s true! Have you ever thought about it? (...No pun intended.) Even though I try to remain positive in so many situations, I still find that negative thoughts creep in. And when they do, my thoughts can lead me to be sad, mad, distressed, anxious, and worried.
It’s often interesting how it’s easier for negative thoughts to set in faster than positive ones. You may have experienced this when someone may have given you bad feedback, but even more people giving positive feedback to you. Now, let’s take some time to be honest with ourselves. Which feedback do we usually hold on to for a longer time? Yup, you guessed it. We think about the negative feedback much more.
As a doctor, I was actually trained to think about the worst case scenario. Even as a child to a father who is considered disabled, I have always thought about bad things that can happen because of the constant worry that comes with being a caregiver. Unfortunately, this has led to many days where I would be in the mindset of “survival”. I would just keep pushing forward not knowing that I was chronically damaging my physical and mental health. For me, this manifested as hair loss and anxiety; both that lasted for over ten years. It took me YEARS to actually become and think more positively. Yet, when I got to that place, a positive place, I was able to live freely and help others along the way.
My hope is that you can experience the same revelation as I have. One way to start this process of thinking more positively is to speak words of affirmation each day. The more you speak positively, the faster you will think positively. This is your time to define who you are and what you think. These are words that POSITIVELY AFFIRM the great things that life has in store for you. These words can be, “I am beautiful”, “I was made for a positive purpose”, or “I can do anything I put my mind to if I just continue to work hard.” By feeding yourself in the spirit of positivity, it truly can be life changing.
Trust me, we all continue to be works in progress. I have my hang ups that I have to constantly focus on. And yes, the negative thoughts will try to come through even as you continue with this practice. The stronger you get in AFFIRMING the positive parts of you and what you can achieve, the better the world will look to you. The more present you will be in the world for yourself, your family and friends.
Try some of these words of positive affirmation over the next week:
1. I am the architect of my life; I build its foundation and choose its contents. I can achieve what I put my mind to.
2. Today, I am brimming with love and overflowing with joy.
3. My body is healthy; my mind is brilliant; my soul is tranquil.
4. I am superior to negative thoughts and low actions.
5. I possess the qualities needed to be extremely successful.