Our state of mind – the thoughts we have from moment to moment – can determine our ability to be happy, successful, and satisfied with life.
Unfortunately, we all have negative chatter clouding our minds. For some of us, it’s louder than others.
When we feel negative, trapped, and unmotivated, it’s because the negative chatter is filling our minds with such thoughts as – “I can’t do it,” “I’ll never be able to…” “I’m rubbish at…”
The only way to become unstuck and motivated to live a happy and fulfilled life is by taking control of our thoughts. According to MSU; Negative thoughts outnumber our positive thoughts daily, and negative thoughts impact us more than positive thoughts.
This is terrible to think that most people throughout their daily lives have negative thoughts that bring them crashing down. The challenge is to turn your mindset around and whenever you have a negative thought replace it with a positive one that is helpful in getting you through the day.
Positive affirmations are repeated statements that affect the subconscious mind, helping us develop a positive mindset.
Developing a positive mindset is one of the most powerful life strategies you can embody. Whether we want to gain a promotion at work, find a partner, change careers, lose weight or just be happy – we can only achieve success by changing negative thinking patterns and affirming to ourselves that we can do and be anything. Believing in yourself is the first step towards meeting a partner in the dating world. You have first to know and love who you are before anyone else will reciprocate. For men and women, this can be a real issue as their self-confidence can be in a slump after a messy divorce or breakup. Not to mention seniors who might have been out of the dating scene for decades. Whether you believe in this strategy or not, try it. Repeat one of the following affirmations to yourself first thing in the morning and throughout the day. Try it for a week and notice how your mood, attitude, and perspective change.
For self-love: “I am beautiful, inside and out”
For achievement: “I can do anything”
To find love: “My heart is always open, and I radiate love”