I know that positive thinking is a BIG part of changing mindset however, do you ever listen to what you’re actually speaking aloud or to yourself? Do your sentences usually start with an “I don’t” or “I can’t because.”
Yeah, me too!
Its easy to find yourself very focused on just thinking positive that we forget to really FEEL POSITIVE.
To make that shift in energy from negative to positive, you have to REALLY feel it! Some of you may be laughing at me right now, but hear me out, if you’re thinking one thing and talking another, it shows a lack of belief in yourself to make that change.
I’m totally running the risk of making myself sound slightly odd here, but I feel I need to share. I’ve read a lot of books, and listened to many people on the subject, yet no one has ever brought this slight flaw in the process to my attention, it’s something that I recognised myself during my mindset training process.
Each morning when I wake up, before my feet even touch the carpet to begin my day, I’ve already mentally spoken to myself and felt thankful for a few things that I’m grateful for. I’ve been known to doubt myself without realising with the things I say aloud to others. I have done this a lot! Deciding to make a conscious effort to change this limitation I’ve constantly put on myself, I do this…
Whist brushing my teeth and putting on my make-up, I mentally tell myself that I am all the things that I usually doubt myself for. I drive to work, I carry on reminding myself until I really feel the positive change in my energy. This isn’t an overnight fix, it’s something that takes some repetition. Keeping it simple and starting the sentences with:“I am” “I can” “I have”
The things I mentally say change too, it’s all dependant on how I feel at the time, or what I have coming up that I may be feeling anxious about. Positive talk creates positive thoughts, that leads to positive mind resulting in a positive vibe.
A lot of my Instagram posts are quotations, and as I’ve explained in some recent Insta Stories, they are all created and posted from the heart. I do try to post captions to explain the thought process behind them, usually from personal experiences. To me they are not just words, they have to be understood and felt to make a difference. This is just one part of the bigger positive picture, and an entirely different blog post which shall be written another time.