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I sincerely believe that it is far more beneficial and far less costly to help a child build confidence than it is to fix an adult who has little or none.

What are you thinking?

on December 19, 2012

confused or dazedDid you ever wonder how many thoughts you had each day?  Research shows that the average person thinks about 25,ooo to 50,000 thoughts a day.  Everything you do starts with a thought.  As soon as you wake up in the morning, you are already thinking about what you are going to do that day.  What will you wear?  What will you eat?  Are you going out somewhere?

Your mind never stops working and those thoughts keep pouring out.  This is what keeps you going every day.  If you weren’t constantly thinking about something, you would never do anything.

Did you know that about 80% of your thoughts are negative?  Now this is a scary thought!   This means that out of 50,000 thoughts per day, we are thinking 40,000 negative thoughts and only 10,ooo positive thoughts.  No wonder we aren’t happy with our lives.

In order to have happiness and success in life, we need to think positively.  Many people don’t believe that they can change how they think.  It isn’t easy, but it is possible if you work hard to control your thoughts.  Try to pay attention to what you are thinking and identify any negative thoughts.  Do something that will stop you dead in your tracks when a negative thought pops up and allow yourself time to focus on positive thoughts.   Writing your thoughts down in a journal is an excellent way to actively work on stopping negative thinking.  You can review your journal at the end of each day and determine what triggers those negative thoughts.  Then cross out any negative words, replace them with positive words and read your new thoughts out loud.  Hearing our own positive words will reinforce positive thinking as we listen more to ourselves than we do other people.

Surrounding yourself with positive people and things will also reinforce positive thinking.  If you can actively focus on changing your thoughts, you will be well on the way to having a more positive attitude towards life.

Here is a great article on how to take action in converting your negative thoughts into positive thoughts.  http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200308/depression-doing-the-thinking

 

 

 


11 responses to “What are you thinking?

  1. rusty says:

    I always start out the day writing my 8 goals to remind myself what I should be doing. I suppose those can be considered positive thoughts.

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