We’ve been practicing negative thoughts for so long that we don’t even recognize that they’re running through our brain on autopilot.
And they make you feel miserable and hold you back from pursuing your dreams. You need to shift that thinking in order to feel better. The key is to replace these negative thoughts with positive ones. This is called reframing. It can be difficult and it takes practice and daily commitment.
So today I want to share with you some of the negative thoughts that many of us struggle with and replacing them using words with a more positive focus.
Instead of saying/thinking this, try this:
“I am a failure” ⇒ “I’ve learned so much from things that haven’t worked in the past”
“My life is horrible” ⇒ “Things aren’t great at the moment, but this will pass”
“I’m a mess” ⇒ “I’m a human, I don’t have to figure that all out right now”
“Why this is happening?” ⇒ “What is this teaching me?”
“I’m keeping my fears to myself” ⇒ “I need to ask for help and talk with someone”
“I’m not good at this” ⇒ “I need to keep practicing so I can get better!”
“This is too hard” ⇒ “I can handle what comes my way”
“I’m feeling so anxious” ⇒ “This feeling won’t last forever”
Shifting your negative thoughts to more positive ones is sooo important for your mental health! Try out the above strategies and see how they work and the amazing changes you will experience.
What patterns could you reframe to change your experience?
Hope you enjoyed reading this post. See you next time 💖