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How Negative Thinking Interferes With Your Chance Of Success And Wealth

How Negative Thinking Interferes with Your Chance of Success and Wealth

Imagine you just got promoted and you start immediately.

Did your gut clench?

Do you know what caused it?

A NEGATIVE THOUGHT.

Write down that thought. Go ahead, I’ll wait.

Did it start with, “I can’t”? or “I don’t”?

This is what is going to try and sabotage you and your success. It comes from your ego. Because your ego is the part of you that remembers all the negative things you were told or taught and it doesn’t hesitate to remind you.

The Disadvantages of Negative Thinking

Thinking negative thoughts is the killer of ambition and motivation. It’s like wearing cement boots. Both hold you down.

But, what causes negative thinking?

Repetition of something you were taught or told that cycled itself through your brain so many times and for a long period of time that it became a belief. A lie, but still a belief.

And now those negative thoughts-turned-beliefs have manifested consequences.

How?

The single phrase, “I can’t afford it,” has given you many struggles. Think about it.

Now, if you turn that into, “I can afford it,” don’t you automatically feel the wheels of possibility turning and the excitement growing in your belly?

Here is what is really happening

How we perceive things dictates our actions and we all know actions create results. So, it’s safe to say, the way we think and view ourselves impacts our lives.

Negative thoughts = negative results.

Positive thoughts and perceptions = positive results.

Thinking positive leads to the realm of possibilities, whereas thinking negatively generates doubt and launches you into success sabotage.

With a positive mindset, you go from worrying about your lack of skills to figuring out ways to develop those skills. You go from wondering how you will make the connections you need, to going out and getting the connections you need. You don’t doubt. You go do.

The realm of possibilities (wealth and success), remember.

Not the realm of doubt and distortions.

By the Way, What Are Cognitive Distortions?

Cognitive distortions are when negative thinking patterns cause negative emotions like depression and anxiety. There is proof that negative thoughts can make you sick. Heck, we even have a cliche for it. When was the last time you were “worried sick”?

Do you jump to conclusions? Always think it’s about you? Cast out labels? Overgeneralize? Constantly say he/she should or must? Have clear-cut black and white thinking? Focus on what’s not working more than what is working? These are cognitive distortions.

You’re not alone, that’s for sure. And you can do something about it.

How to Engage In Positive Thinking

Switch over to seeing all your good in your life. Why it works: recognizing and focusing on the good builds confidence.

Find the silver lining lesson in your failures. Why it works: There is growth value in failure.

Stay in the present. Why it works: this creates uninterrupted focus.

Find humor in bad situations. Why it works: Truthful cliche here, because laughter is the best medicine.

Hang out with people who have a positive mindset. Why it works: you become the average of the 5 people you interact with the most.

How to do Positive Self-Talk

Affirmations are phrases that empower you.

Affirm your new desires in the present tense beginning with “I am”…

Here are a few great affirmations:

“I am wealthy”–because you are.

“I am worthy”–because you are.

“I am a success”–because you are.

You truly are a gift to this world. Success and wealth are meant to be yours. These are some positive quotes about money that will help your mindset as well.

Repetition is key.

You are the way you are because you were taught repetitively over a long period of time.

Just copy that same process of repetition when you’re engaging in positive self-talk.

To have success, you need to release yourself from the realm of doubt and into the realm of possibilities.

Remember at the beginning of this article I asked what your thoughts would be if where you stood right now, you were promoted?

Think again about that from the realm of possibilities. Oh, the things you could do and have and learn and teach.

Ambition and motivation came alive inside you, didn’t they?

That’s the power of positive thinking.

If you’d like to learn more, the Wealth Creation Mastermind offers a free 9-month course on how to master your mental landscape and engage in positive thinking and positive action.

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Four Positive Sentences to Improve Your Life

Have you taken a moment recently to think about the power of the words you say? Too often, we say words and sentences that are very careless or even harmful. Either to others or ourselves, and don’t even stop to think about the far-reaching effects that doing so will have. I have found that one of the best ways to stop having a negative influence through speaking and writing is by increasing the positive sayings that I put out into the world. Here are five simple examples of positive sentences you can begin using to get started on a path to a more optimistic and joyful life.

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Four Positive Sentences to Improve Your Life

I Am Well.

It isn’t always easy to convince ourselves that we are happy. It isn’t even always easy to convince ourselves that we are good, healthy, kind or any of the other typical affirmations that you will hear. But what is fairly easy to tell ourselves, at least in my experience, is that we are well. As powerful as well-being is, there is something about this saying that is easy on the brain, eyes, and ears.

Wellness can almost be a state of mind; I believe this is why it is a good quality to affirm as being present within yourself. Especially if you are highly skeptical with regards to positive thinking. Our spirits can be well, even when our minds, finances or bodies are not. Remind yourself that you are going to be okay. It can really help you put your life into perspective. Moreover when you get wrapped up in the small, everyday stressors of life.

I Am Enough.

It feels so relaxing to state that you are enough to yourself, especially when you affirm it aloud. Modern society will tell you that you are anything but enough.  Day in and day out, we are all being sold the idea that we need something more to complete ourselves – whether that “something” be money, clothes or another material possession of some sort. Reminding yourself that, at the end of the day, you really are enough can work wonders on your self-esteem and your inner peace. You are fine as-is. It is always a good idea to work on yourself. But making a mistake or skipping a day of self-improvement is not the end of the world or a sign that you are worthless.

People Are Good.

Here is another lie that we have been taught throughout history. “Most everyone is bad, and no one can really be trusted.” It is important to remember, though, that all of us imperfect people are really doing the best job that we can with the resources we have and the worldviews we have been raised to accept as true. I would argue that the majority of people living today believe that they are good and doing what is right by their moral standards. Reminding yourself that “people are good” can really help you put the behavior and mindsets of others into perspective. Practice being more tolerant to those who don’t agree with you – or even those who have hurt or offended you in some way. Letting go of negative feelings toward such people really makes a world of difference where your mood is concerned.

Goodness Is Everywhere.

It is important to remember that, even when it may not seem like it, good things are always surrounding us. Even if you are holed up inside feeling miserable and alone, there is new life being born, inspiring art being created and kindness being expressed. Even if you can’t personally see or feel it. Write out an affirmation that “goodness is everywhere” or say this simple sentence out loud to yourself. This statement is so true that it is hard to reason against it, even if you are a highly pessimistic person.

People go through numerous ups and downs in life. Having a basic structure in place to handle these emotional rollercoasters can help you to feel more capable of dealing with them when they occur. Even if you are weary of affirmation or find it hard to be happy. I believe that writing or speaking these four little sentences will improve your day, your outlook and even your life.

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Lindsey J. Flagg is a writer who started her freelancing journey in June of 2018. Lindsey lives in the Greater Chicago Area and spends her free time writing for fun, listening to music and studying foreign languages. She graduated from Purdue University Northwest with her BA in Communication and a Minor in Media & Culture.

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The Positive Effects of Changing Your Sleep

The Positive Effects of Changing Your Sleep

You may not feel any immediate effects of missing out on sleep, but if you are consecutively getting less than 7 hours of sleep each night you are making yourself susceptible to sleep deprivation.

The symptoms of being sleep deprived include far more than just feeling tired. If you consistently skip out on a good night’s rest, you can experience a bad attitude, mood swings, a slowed immune system, trouble concentrating, high blood pressure, and a risk for diabetes and other serious conditions.

Putting your health on the line is no joke. You should be serious about getting your 7-9 hours of high-quality, restorative sleep each night. This will improve your life in more ways than just feeling energized. If you work on fixing your sleep routine and consistently getting healthy rest each night, you’ll start to see a lot of beneficial changes in your life.

You’ll have a better outlook on life

Quality sleep is an incredibly important component in keeping your mental health in order. Whether you realize it or not, going through your days feeling tired gives you a negative attitude. Waking up on the wrong side of the bed makes you groggy, moody, and irritable. In fact, severe sleep deprivation can even lead to feelings of depression and anxiety.

When you start getting better sleep more regularly, you’ll find yourself feeling energized and generally more optimistic. Don’t let your exhaustion drag you down; improve your sleep routine to help boost your overall mood for a more enjoyable life.

You’ll be a better employee

Better sleep = better cognitive function. When you’re well rested, you become more alert and have an easier time concentrating. Sleeping can even help improve your memory. A 2010 Harvard study showed that taking the time to sleep on an issue and dreaming can help you reactivate and reorganize information which improves memory and boosts overall performance.

If you’re looking to be a more productive employee, dedicate time to your ZZZs so your brain has the rest time it needs to function better during the day.

You’ll be in better shape

Some of the explanations for being in worse shape when you lose sleep are obvious. When you’re struggling to get through your day you’ll be more prone to pick up sugary snacks or a venti latte. You’ll also be less enthused to work out and be active, and you may choose fast food over a home-cooked healthy meal for the sake of being on low energy.

However, there’s also some science behind it. Being low on sleep triggers a cortisol spike in your body. This stress hormone sends a signal in your body to conserve energy to fuel you, which means your body clings to fat. Being sleep deprived also makes you “metabolically groggy,” slowing down your body’s ability to process insulin, a hormone which converts sugar, starches, and other food into energy. A recent study on this found insulin sensitivity to drop by more than 30% when you’re sleep deprived.

So by managing your late nights, you’ll also be able to manage your diet better.

You’ll look better

When you lose sleep, your skin barrier function slows down. This means if you aren’t sleeping enough, your skin isn’t retaining moisture as well as it would with more than seven hours of sleep. You also lose out on the time needed for healing from sun damage. Lingering sun damage makes you more susceptible to skin cancer and it also increases aging.

Of course, there are other factors that affect your skin quality such as genetics, diet, and skincare routine, but quality sleep will help you keep your skin glowing. It turns out that beauty sleep is the real deal, so don’t skimp out on your sleep.

How to improve your ZZZs

Maybe you’re ready to get more serious about your sleep, but you don’t know where to start. Here are some tips to help you start having more healthy, consistent sleep each night:

  • Develop a routine: Help your body fall into a rhythm by going to bed and waking up at the same time each day. This will make it easier to stick to consistent sleep.
  • Try natural remedies: Using essential oils, a warm bath, a cup of herbal tea, or some nighttime yoga stretches can help relax you for sleep.
  • Re-evaluate your mattress: You should be updating your mattress every 10 years for your best sleep. Know the signs your mattress needs an upgrade.
  • Block out noises: Try a white noise machine to mask background sounds if they are disturbing your sleep.
  • Set up your sleep haven: Your bedroom plays a role in how well you sleep. Optimize your bedroom space for a better night’s rest.

Author bio: Laurie Larson is a freelance writer based in Durham, NC. When she isn’t busy writing, she enjoys spending time in nature and her favorite coffee shops.

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How To Encourage A Child’s Brain Development

The ability of young children to grasp anything is as fast as the speed of light. This is especially from ages birth to three, as they produce 700 new neural connections every second. If you want them to reach the threshold of their potential, you need to take care of many factors, including relationships, experiences, and environment.

The human brain starts developing early in prenatal life- three weeks after conception. Therefore, brain development is something, no parents can compromise. The skills that your child gains in the early years of development will become responsible for the overall academic performance at school. So make sure your child learns ethical practices and acquires great acumen to live a hassle-free life during adolescence.

One of the major differences between brain development in a child versus an adult is the extent and speed of development. The brain of a young child is highly flexible as compared to adult ones. This means that young children’s brains are more susceptible to learning and enriching influences. However, you cannot ignore that your child can develop cognitive problems if they are brought up in a way that limits its development.

The Most Important – Excellent Nutrition

Good food is fundamental for overall child development. You need to maintain a healthy diet for your children to keep them mentally sound and physically fit. If you do not want to miss out any nutrients, vitamins, and omega acids to name a few, you can contact a pediatrician to make a weekly chart of the meals you are going to provide to your children. Sometimes, young ones are more responsive towards a particular dish, of which you need to take care of when preparing the meal.

Doctors recommend a balanced, nutritious diet, which contains all essential nutrients, carbs, vitamins, fatty acids, etc., in the right proportion. If your child is stubborn when it comes to taking balanced diet, don’t be afraid of being creative.  Plenty of finger licking recipes are available online which contain all diet essentials you need to give to your children. Use them and live happily!

Muscle building

Rather than hitting the gym in the adolescence, help your child grow muscles in the early years of development. This is surprisingly easy. Ask your preschooler or kindergartener roll around on the floor for a couple of seconds. Try to change their posture by asking them to roll in both directions. Raise the level of coordination and strength by asking them to hold on to a toy while they roll. Repeat this activity with small breaks in -between. Not only does this make muscles strong but it also fine-tunes all kinds of developmental skills related to balance, coordination, and strength.

Do not ignore the precautions you need to take. Keep the floor clean, free of dust and mosquitoes. Keep an eye on the balance your child makes because ligaments and tendons are weak in the tender age.

Introduce novel materials

Every new experience for your child will act as learning a new chapter of life. So why don’t you keep your child stimulated with new experiences? Let your child discover the new joys of life by experiencing the real world. This can mean everything from bringing new fabrics and materials to touch and play with to bringing him/her along when you leave the house. The idea is to generate tactile stimulation that develops an understanding of how different materials function. This will even enhance spatial awareness as your child learns how to manipulate and combine different toys to play a game.

Keep the eye contact

Eye contact helps build the ciliary muscles of your baby’s eyes. This technique prevents eye problems in the future, and your child will be able to recognize faces early. According to studies, newborns start responding to facial expressions at the age of 2.  This shows that your child is developing the skills of problem-solving while being responsive to social interactions. Figuratively, by keeping the eye contact, you are building the confidence of your child and helping them act like leaders.

Final words

Learning is important at every stage of life, though the young age is the best to learn anything. The responsibility of parents is to make the senses of their children stronger by nurturing them at every point in time either on their own or through a reputable tutor, click here to find one now. Practicing developmental activities is key to stimulate your child’s brain development. Remember, children, grasp with every passing second. Therefore, they can even consume wrong elements if negative energy surrounds them. Stay positive to keep their learning ethical by all means.

Author – Danish Wadhwa – India

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Write Down Your Problems: Why it Helps

We all have emotional problems, and sometimes – if not even most of the times – we don’t really know how to handle all those complicated feelings. Our brains and thoughts are spinning very rapidly. Therefore, we can’t properly focus on our main problems so we are jumping from an idea to another.

Writing down your problems comes really helpful on this matter. You can’t write as fast as you think. Therefore, by writing, you are forced to focus on a specific problem before you jump to the next. In fact, this is a very good way to understand your problems, which, of course, leads to solving them.

Furthermore, in order to be more specific, there are several reasons for which writing down your problems helps. In today’s post, we’re going to discuss the most important benefits you’ll get from writing down your problems. Pay attention!

1.  Stress Release

When we say problems, we say stress.  No matter how hard you try to delay your issues or pretend that they’re not there, the stress won’t leave until you deal with them. Writing comes in really handy if you want to cut all that stress off.

Let’s say you want to make the perfect gift for someone special. First, you think that you will eventually figure something out. But as the event gets closer, your wish becomes stressful. While you are running out of time, you might consider buying something basic and stress more because she or he might not really like it.

Why do this when you can write down everything you know about that person and make a personalized present with which you can’t go wrong? And with this, you’re freeing your mind from all that unnecessary stress.

But that was just an example. It is true though that stress is gone whenever you write down your problems. It helps you understand the problem and lets you see what you have to do. So, you will see no more reasons to stress out.

2.  Focus

It is normal not to know where your starting point is considering that you have too many problems on your mind. Writing down these problems is truly useful. It’s just like writing a to-do list, but with issues which you’ll have to deal with. By the means of writing, you can put your mind in order and focus on each problem in particular.

Of course, you can do it in your mind too. However, thinking is a fast process in which your mind can fly away. I mean, how many times you started thinking about something and ended up thinking about a completely different thing? I know, most of the times. That’s why writing is the best. It keeps you focused on the matter.  Next time when you know you have a lot of things to deal with, try writing them down and see for yourself how much it helps to focus on one problem at a time.

3.  Connect the Dots

Throughout your life, you’ll be facing unexpected issues and challenges that you’ll barely understand where they’re coming from. You keep your mind busy by trying to understand. But have you ever tried to write down what happened? Put the events head to head? That’s what I thought, no. Why? Because you don’t see how this can help.

Well, while you are thinking, you are missing lot of important details. In the process of writing, as you see what happened trough words, some things may pop up in your mind. These details help you connect the events and lead you to a better understanding of what you are dealing with.

4.   Calm Down

Problems tend to make us nervous, angry, or sad. We keep all those feelings to ourselves. Nevertheless, writing down your feelings can release all that negativity and calm you down. Not only that you can exteriorize yourself in this way, but you can also write slowly, with much calm, letting your brain enter a relaxed state.

This rhythm has the same effect as the beats of the heart. It keeps you calm or it can make you go crazy. No one likes being angry for a long time. Angriness is definitely a negative emotion that’s rarely going to benefit your life. While you’re writing down your thoughts with calm and in silence, the feelings of angriness will suddenly lose power and you’ll start feeling neutral again.

5.  Discover Your Next Goals

Think of your brain as a very complex hard drive where you keep all the memories, emotions, ideas, and problems too. Writing down helps you understand your issues, and of course, it eventually aids you in solving them. When we’re out of stress and we’re in control of our lives, there will be less internal chaos.

When you have a lot of “free space” in your mind, you’ll always feel the need to fill it with more important matters. This offers you the perfect opportunity to have a goal-setting session and think of what you want to do next.

Think about your most important goals in the current moment. Brainstorm, Note down. Start dreaming like kids do before Santa arrives. Maintain a relaxed state of mind and finish your goal setting. Once you’ve done that, you’ll be better organized and better motivated to make progress!

6.  Improves Your Writing Skills

While you write down, you’re obviously training a skill. In fact, you’re training one of the most important skills that people can possess right now: writing skills. One of the easiest and the most pleasant way of regularly training your writing skills is by keeping a journal. People that journal is usually better writers, as they keep practicing each and every day.

Keeping a journal have its perks. For example, your memories are preserved and they’ll hardly go away. After all, your life’s happenings are in that journal, always at your disposal. In a short time, you will realize how your writing skills would have never been so developed without your consistent commitment to journaling.

7.  Write down Your Ideas on The Paper

Most of the times, when in your mind comes up brilliant ideas, you forget about them as you never store them somewhere. This is a mistake. And as with all mistakes, it would be pay off really bad if we’d repeat it more than once.

Therefore, you’d better be prepared all the time, because good ideas should never be left in the wind. If you already have a journal, keep it close to you. If you don’t, you should get one. I mean, who knows where these ideas might lead you in the future?

Conclusion

Experiencing an internal chaos where thoughts come and go without control becomes a normal aspect of our contemporary society. Nevertheless, what’s truly important is that you assume responsibility for these thoughts and take action towards sorting them and paying attention to the most relevant.

That’s why writing down your problems is so handy on this matter. Not only that it helps you relieve stress, but it also forces you to visualize the roots of your problem in a more rational way so you will know where to look in order to make things better. And because writing down a few words on a paper is not a hard thing to do, every one of us should be doing it!

Robert Morris

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Robert Morris is a marketing expert and a freelance writer. Currently, he is working as an editor for the best resume writing service.

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