If there was a magical program that tracked your thoughts all day long, logged them, and rated them on a scale of 1-10 based on the effect that they have on your mood and productivity (with 1 being a completely defeating/hopeless thought & 10 being a completely inspiring, positive and energizing thought)..what do you think your log would look like??
What kind of thoughts are running through your mind when you wake up to go to work? What kind of thoughts do you have when you get cut off in traffic? What kind of thoughts do you have when you show up at work to an inbox full of emails about the latest fire that needs putting out?
If you're like most of us, the ups and downs of daily life can create a steady stream of negative talk that runs through our minds...all...day...long. It's so routine that we don't even notice that it's happening.
I would seriously hate to see what my log looked like for most of my life. And, I'll admit, there are plenty of days right now when I would be really disappointed to see the extent of the negative thoughts that run through my mind, because I know how draining they are, and how crappy they make me feel.
The thing about these thoughts is that they have a SERIOUS effect on our mood, level of joy, and ability to be creative and productive. They're like a cold, wet blanket on our inspiration and sense of fulfillment.
The really amazing thing is that we have an incredible amount of power over our thoughts, the effect that they have on our well-being and the way we show up in our lives. We can actually consiously choose to have different thoughts, and completely change our lives.
The trick is that we need to become aware of them first. We need tools to interrupt them.
Well, guess what??
I HAVE JUST THE TRICK FOR YOU!!
Try this: Set up a reminder on your phone that will show up a few times a day. Set it to have your favorite inspirational quote pop up, or to remind you to take 30 seconds to think of 5 things you're grateful for, or to simply remind you to look for the opportunity that's present for you in this particular moment. (There's ALWAYS an opportunity, in every situation).
I set reminders up on my phone a couple months ago and I LOVE IT!! Sometimes those reminders pop up right when I need them most, and they completely change my day. The stress I'm carrying in my shoulders releases, the blessings & opportunities become clearer.
The shift is palpable.
Give it a try for a week or two and let me know how it goes for you!! I sincerely hope it works as well for you as it does for me.
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