Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life
The law of attraction tells us that “by focusing on positive or negative thoughts, people can bring positive or negative experiences into their life,” but as great an idea as that is, it still doesn’t necessarily tell us how or where to start. To help you change your thinking so that you can change your life, here are a few tips on how to practice making positivity a more instinctive priority.

Kick the Negativity

Whether you are the type of person to crack a joke at your own expense or beat yourself up for past mistakes you cannot change, stop it. Negative thoughts will only ever lead to feelings of hopelessness or diminished worth. Every time you catch yourself saying anything negative, even if it’s as simple as saying you “can’t” do something, flip it around and try to give it a positive spin. Perhaps instead of saying/thinking, “All of this work today is going to be so hard to get done” you can turn it into something that empowers you such as, “I am so good at my job, I can definitely do this!” You might feel a little cheesy at first, but go for it! Be your biggest cheerleader, not your own worst critic.

Words of Affirmation

Always be generous and encouraging to yourself – it’s statistically the best way to establish lasting healthy thought habits! If your loved one tells you how attractive/smart/funny you are, take the time to look at yourself in the mirror every single day and remind yourself that you are those things. If your boss compliments your efforts at work, remind yourself every day that you are indeed good at your job and have many skills that have allowed you to become a success. Nearly every person on earth has feelings of inadequacy to some extent, but simply reminding yourself repeatedly just how great you are and that you don’t need to compare your life to others can dramatically improve the way you feel about yourself and where you are at in life. Plus, you can customize your own words of affirmation based on your life! “You are a good person.” “You do deserve happiness and success.” “You will get everything you want in life.” Say these things enough and it won’t be long before you start to believe in them yourself.

Forgive, Learn, Move On

It’s easy to feel good about yourself when everything is going your way, but thinking positively is about more than just telling yourself how amazing you are and believing whole-heartedly that you will get what you deserve in life. It’s about forgiving yourself for being human and making mistakes, understanding that you are capable of learning from them, and moving on feeling confident that you never have to look back. No one is perfect and everyone makes mistakes. Every day you are a different, better, wiser, and more experienced person than you were the day before. Embrace it!

You may not be able to change your life overnight, but changing your thoughts is a guaranteed way to at least help you get started. You will be surprised just how quickly great moments and opportunities start flooding into your life once you finally become open to them! If you need personal assistant help in any way, please call Good Neighbor Concierge at 617.209.9311 or fill in the form in the sidebar to schedule a no-obligation needs assessment at a time that is convenient for you.