Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results................. Willie Nelson.

Everyone can have negative thoughts and do them on a regular basis, though dwelling on them can lead to becoming stuck in them and causing us to be frustrated, overwhelmed, and derailed in our goals and dreams. Changing thoughts can be challenging if you have a tendency to focus on where you've been instead of where you want to go.

Here are a few tips on how you can change your thoughts.

Five tips for changing negative thoughts.
  1. Take a few moments to acknowledge the thoughts and feelings that come up. Recognizing them as valid can help you take a step back and let the thoughts pass.
  2. When you start to have negative thoughts, challenge them with positive statements. For example, if your thought is “I’m not good enough,” you can challenge it by saying “I am capable and strong.”
  3. Stop comparing yourself to others. Everyone has their own unique strengths and weaknesses, and comparing yourself to someone else’s successes or failures won’t help you.
  4. Find a distraction. Doing something that requires all your focus, such as a puzzle or a new
    hobby can help you forget about negative thoughts and replace them with something positive.
  5. Talk to someone you trust.  Talking about your negative thoughts can help you gain perspective and feel supported.  A friend or a Life Coach can help you look at the situation differently and find a healthier way of thinking.
Getting stuck generally means we are focused on what we don't want. The Universal Law of Attraction states that what you focus on expands, whether that be negative or positive. This law is at work whether you are aware of it or not and may be the reason you are beating yourself up over not achieving your desire, and not believing you can.

How do I focus on what I want instead of what I don't want?

Focusing on what you want instead of what you don't want is a great way to manifest the life you desire. Here are a few tips to get you started:
  1. Identify what you want: Spend some time writing down or visualizing the specific things you want to experience in life.
  2. Visualize your goals: Spend a few minutes each day visualizing those goals and how achieving them would make you feel.
  3. Take action: Take small steps every day to move closer to achieving your goals.
  4. Stay positive: When you find yourself focusing on what you don't want, take a deep
    breath and refocus on what you do want.
  5. Celebrate successes: Celebrate the small successes along the way, as they will help keep
    your focus on the positive.

By following these tips, you'll be well on your way to manifesting the life of your dreams!

That's it for today. You can get my freebie "Five Steps to Intentional Change" HERE!


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