Everyone is dissatisfied with negative thoughts. Who won't be? Everyone strives for change and creating happy, positive and productive thoughts. Many articles have been written about how to turn thoughts on to off, negative to positive and sad to happy. One technique does not work for everyone and there is absolutely no pill in the world that can accomplish this wanted task. Change of thoughts is a personal endeavor.
So how do you actually change your stream of thoughts? Well, there are four keys to accomplishing a significant this task in the way you can be a more beneficial in altering your old thinking patterns forever.
Belief, recognition, understanding, and consistency, as well as follow through, are the most important elements of changing the mindIf you don't believe it is possible it will not occur. If you don't recognize how the thoughts which are blocking you then nothing will help. If you don't understand then confusion resigns. If not consistent then don't start. If you do not follow through will game over.
The greatest understanding that can be gained is the mind is a powerful influencer of content and flavor of human thoughts.
The first step is to recognize the thoughts which you harbor in your subconscious mind that are negative, unfulfilling, and not serving you. Write down these thoughts on a piece of paper. Title your list negative thoughts.
Examples of some negative thoughts which you might be always repeating to yourself in your head that might show up on your list:
I am unhappy with my life
I am not good enough
I am undeserving of love
I am unworthy of a productive life
I am always doing things wrong
Study your list once completed. Ponder your list and determine whether you want to continue to think these thoughts or not.
Tip # 2
Next, create a new list of self-statements you would like to take the place of your old thoughts on your above list. Make sure your new list of self-statements are positive and productive. These new self-messages would show up in your consciousness conscious stream of thoughts. Keep your list simple. Write down, no more than ten (10) self-statements you think should be worked on first.
Note, every self-statement should start with “you deserve.” Every new self-message which turns into a thought needs to permit you to accept it. If you start your statement with “I am” the wish after it tells your brain that you already have it, your mind sees no need work toward completion. But if you start a new self-statement with “you deserve the understanding is that you do not have it yet and your mind will focus on making it happen and become your truth.
You deserve to be happy
You deserve to be good enough
You deserve to be deserving of loving relationships
You deserve to be worthy of a productive life
You deserve to make good and appropriate decision for yourself and your life
Then, set up a daily schedule on your calendar to repeat your new list daily. To keep you personally accountable, commit to verbalizing your list every day. Have a time set every morning, afternoon, after dinner or before bedtime for thirty (30) days. During each regularly scheduled time, read your list four (4) times in a row. Your mind is most influenced just before you close your eyes to go asleep and first thing when you wake up. Why is that? Think about it. Most people think of negative things right before they go to sleep.
Examples are things like what went wrong today, what I will face tomorrow, what I didn’t like today and how do I fix the mistakes I made today. Then their subconscious mind mills over those issues all the while they are asleep when they awaken before they get out of bed, they are afraid things they do during the day will go wrong and bad things happen.
On the other hand, if you feed your subconscious mind positive thoughts then your subconscious mind will percolate on those positive thoughts on your list the whole time you asleep and in the morning when you wake up your subconscious mind will look to manifest that positive list and associate with positiveness in your life.
Another time the mind is most influenced is when you wake up. Start your mind off first thing with positive and productive self-statements which will inspire what the mind will focus on all day long.
Discipline through repetition is the fourth tip. Practice, practice and practice your list, some more. The more you practice your list the quicker your self-statements will embed themselves in the subconscious mind and become your truth.
Being told something over and over again by someone your emotionally attached to or when you're repeating some thought constantly over time in your mind is how the old negative statements enter into your subconscious mind initially. Therefore through continuous practice, new self-statements will replace the older ones and be installed into your subconscious mind.
Let’s look at an athlete who wants to win gold and become an Olympic level athlete. The way to reach his goal is by practicing his or her skills over and over again until they can perform the skills without thinking. The same is true about changing thoughts.
The more you repeat, repeat and repeat some more, your new self-statements, now termed Positive Life Statements, the quicker your new thoughts will stream into you conscious without you having to put in any conscious effort.
The last and most important understanding to gain is the connection is the part emotions play in this whole process. Emotional connectedness determines importance. Being emotionally attached to old negative thoughts or excited emotionally by the negative thoughts is how the diluted thoughts embedded themselves in the first place and show up over and over in your thought stream.
Why is emotional connectedness so important? Reflect on this idea. A stranger can say whatever about you to you and your subconscious mind rejects it because there is no emotional attachment to that person. But the smallest criticism from someone you are emotionally attached to (healthy or unhealthy) or you love can produce major hurt that cuts to your core. Someone important to you is much more important to you than someone you are emotionally unattached to.
To be successful at changing your unhealthy thought patterns just follow the five tips. Make your list (no more than ten (10) positive life affirmations at a time) repeat them at scheduled times. While you say your self-statements attach an emotion to each as you repeat them. The stronger the connected emotion, the faster your self-statements will be accepted, and they will stay with you longer.
Positive Life Statements are essential to changing unhealthy thought patterns.
So the secret is recognition, creation, consistency, emotional commitment and finally practice.