Here’s a fact friends: Negative thoughts are your saboteur who want to take you to places that tell you that you are no good, that you can’t do it, and that there’s never enough. Yikes! The saboteur in overdrive really can take you down a path of depression, can’t it?
Let’s take a different approach here. Everything is rosy, life is good, and you are happy. Would you like to find yourself in that scenario? That’s a better place to live in, right? Here are some 3 tips that will help you to stay positive even when that ugly voice in your head wants to keep you down.
1. Ask yourself, is what I hear my voice saying 100% true? If it is, how can I turn it around?
2. Have a chat with the voice in your head. I know you are trying to protect me, what do you really want?
3. Focus on a positive accomplishment or a pleasant experience that brought you happiness.
If you love to read about these topics, here’s a book that I love, “Anatomy of Peace,” by the Arbinger Institute. It discusses what kind of boxes the voice in your head wants to put you (the not good enough box, the your better than others box). It talks about your interactions with others. An easy book to read, and to quote one my client’s “It reads like a novel.”
Do you keep thinking of all the negative thoughts in your head to keep you down? Then consider the above steps to take you out of that space and bring yourself to the bright side of life (as the Monty Python gang would say). Accentuate the positive and take yourself to a new choice, a new perspective, a place you want to live your life.