Rethinking the Way We Think

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Understanding negative thought patterns pulling negative energy into you and affecting the most beautiful person you are…

We have all heard “you are what you eat.” The same principle holds true for your thoughts. Every thought establishes a framework. Every pattern of thought eventually becomes our actions.

Any action repeated over time becomes a habit. If you have a habit of negativity, to change you must begin by rethinking the way you think.

Although changing your thoughts sounds like a simple idea, it’s not as straightforward as it seems. Most people are do-ers. Most people just do things, without planning or thinking through a problem. We are simply unaware of the habits of thinking, and what motivates us.

Before a person can change a habit and be successful at it long-term, they must change their attitude to merge a new habit pattern. Simply changing the way you mentally find something can change the way you emotionally think about it.

A typical example is a person trying to lose weight. For example, losing weight to attract a new guy who moved in next door.

If one day the focus of your love shows up with another woman—your enthusiasm will be gone. With it goes the new way of eating well and exercise.

However, if your aim is losing weight is for a healthier lifestyle, the motivation will be for a long-term success plan.

To replace negative thoughts, behaviors or habits, you must be prepared and open minded—changing your mindset and committing to the change.

This is not as easy as standing in front of a mirror for 5 minutes a day repeating positive affirmations to yourself. That does not work. You must accept that you have a negative thought pattern.

Most of us will certainly admit that we are not perfect; however, few people are actually willing to accept character flaws. Understanding the negative thought behavior pulling negative energy into you and affecting the most beautiful person you are—emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually—can make a real difference in your life.

There are many ways to work on negative thoughts, but the simplest is an appreciation list. Many of us take for granted all the wondrous things in our lives. Each night—before you go to bed—write down things for which you are grateful. At first, it may be difficult to find reasons to be grateful.  However, with practice, you may soon be filling pages during the course of the day—all the things to be grateful for—even without consciously thinking about it.

Each time that you practice the art of writing a gratitude list, positive energy will increase. A thankful heart is a real heart.

This particular suggestion—performed daily—will develop a profound effect on health, attitude, emotional well-being and inner healing.

Published by @philammann

Put. That coffee. Down. Writer/editor/whatever it takes. @margaretj13 is my (much) better half. Website: Email: Twitter: @PhilAmmann

3 thoughts on “Rethinking the Way We Think

  1. You are preaching to the choir here.

    This simple truth completely turned my life around. Thought comes before action – change the way you think and you change the way you act.

    This is such a life-changer and it is easy to do once you get the hang of it.

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