Choosing Positive Thoughts
September 30, 2014
The average person thinks about 60,000 thoughts each day. If these thoughts are negative and you continually beat yourself up for something you felt didn’t go the way you wanted it to, how does it make you feel? What if you were able to become more aware of these thoughts, and to be able to change them to be more supporting and positive.
One way to become more aware is to wear a bracelet or an item of jewellery that can be easily changed from one arm to the other. The intention is set to have only positive thoughts go through the mind. When one becomes aware of a negative thought, the bracelet is changed to the other arm. This exercise does two things, it helps you to become more aware of your thoughts, and because you are more aware, it enables you also to be able to change them to be more positive.
I undertook this exercise a couple of years ago, I set the intention that only positive thoughts were allowed in the gate – like drafting sheep. Mostly I would feel uncomfortable when I had a negative thought, and that helped me to become more aware of it. It didn’t take very long before it became a
habit to think positively and it is still that way. However, it is good to have self compassion here also, no beating yourself up if you observe a negative thought…