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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A Beginning Step In Stopping Negative Thinking

Research shows that we have approximately 65,000 thoughts per day. Amazin' right? True, 65,000 thoughts per day and somewhere around 85% of a persons thoughts are negative. This averages around one negative thought per second. The range of what you say to yourself  is vast.

Here is a practice for you.  Catch the very first thought that you can catch. Just know they are fast and fleeting and you don't need to catch them all. Just start with one negative thought and turn it into a positive one. For an example; "darn it I'm so stupid I forgot the milk....now add something positive....like "yep, I did forget the milk but it certainly isn't because of stupidity".....or even simpler, "not true I just forgot".  

Even if that 85% is off by say 1/4 or 1/2 or 3/4 or even 99% isn't that to much negative thinking? Refuse to be driven by negative thoughts.....more later.....

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