I want to give you 3 quick and simple ways to help create a more positive thought process and mindset.
These techniques can be used everyday and help enhance your thinking - for the better.
Training your mind and improving the way we think takes time, commitment and persistence. There are days when your 'negative Nellie' mindset can take hold, but it is how we acknowledge that, embrace it and then move forward from it. This is the part that takes our biggest commitment.
1. When you feel a negative thought creep into your mind and take hold of your emotions or thoughts;
Take out your mobile, pen and paper, laptop - whatever you have access to, and write down 3 things that make you smile
Don't overthink these things, just allow the first 3 things to flow into your mind and write them down
- By training your brain to focus on a positive, amongst a negative thought, they cannot both function simultaneously and therefore your positive task will outweigh your negative thought, as this is what you are now giving most attention
2. Focus on your sense
Your brain cannot think negatively whilst doing something productive or engaging your senses.
Pause and do something that involves using your sense;
- Smell the flowers in your house
- Drink your drink and really focus on how it tastes
- Stand outside and allow your mind to focus on what it around you, the colour of the sky, temperature, ground beneath you
Using your senses distracts your mind from the negative thought it is trying to embed into your day
Again, your brain cannot function on a productive task, as well as instill negativity within you.
Choose a book that uplifts you, brings you a boost or encouragement and read 5 pages. Really sit and read those pages, take your time and digest every word.
Allow your brain the time to refocus on something purposeful and embrace how this now makes you feel.
You can also download the FREE resources to continue to develop your mindset and approach your negative mental barriers in a positive way.
Enjoy and lets all take control of our 'negative Nellie' mindset, one step at a time.