These are the tricks that I have used to help me change my thoughts. The old me still peeps up every once in a while, don’t get me wrong. It takes consistent focus for a long time to settle into your real self and let go of all those layers of faux self that got added on to you through the different experiences you went through in life and through the different people you met.
It is important to emphasize that nothing will change unless you change your thoughts. I notice that I have a harder time focusing on good and positive thoughts when I am tired or sick. This is when mantras are useful. Keep your mantra positive, powerful, and simple. It is better to repeat a mantra then to let your mind wander in places you don’t want it to go.
|I don’t like my thighs, stomach, etc.||I love my smile, my hair, my eyes, etc.|
|This meeting will be hell||I will learn XX at this meeting. I will see XX that I like.|
|I hate my job||I like that I am able to pay for things I want and need. I made a couple of good friends through work. It is good that I am dissatisfied, now I can look at what I want and change. Tony Robbins says that being dissatisfied is the best state to be in: it gets you moving.|
|I can’t stand that person||Focus on people you like and enjoy. Don’t give any space in your mind to those people you don’t like. Don’t let them live rent-free in your head!|
|I won’t be able to keep the weight off||That is an old voice and belief from years past. Good-bye!Who I am today is a woman who loves to be healthy and happy with her food and exercise choices.
My resolve, my strength, my courage and my persistence help me make the right food choices and exercise choices every day in order to optimize my health.
Have fun with change. Make fun of your negative thoughts and sometimes change them with a joke. It removes the feeling of drama that often accompanies negative thoughts.” Also, use your affirmations—positive, rewarding, and with great feelings—to replace lingering negative thoughts.