How To Transform Negative Thoughts With Mindful Thinking

Negative thoughts can have a devastating impact on all aspects of your life. Recognizing these thoughts is one way to change your relationship toward them. Taking mindful steps can help you create some space between your thoughts and reactions. Cultivating mindfulness can help you identify and deal with negative thoughts, which leave you in self-doubt and shame, and embrace all that is good at the moment. At the core of each of us is a space that knows pure peace. But as negative thoughts seep in, we tend to be drawn away from it, and this results in trauma and stress. Here are a few ways in which negative thoughts impact our lives:

Anxiousness and Worry

Negative thinking can make you anxious about things that could or could not happen. You end up thinking nothing good can ever happen to you. Whether it is your health, a relationship, or even your career, you start worrying about things going downhill, and your performance starts deteriorating.

Stress and Lost Focus

All the anxiousness can only lead to stress. You start losing focus and build up a negative scenario in your head. And even though nothing has happened, you assume that everything is ruined.

Criticism and Self-Loathing

One clear pattern of negative thoughts is the need to criticize yourself and those around you constantly. You start becoming too harsh on yourself and focus on your weaknesses. All of this leads to low self-esteem and a lack of confidence.

Regret and Guilt

Finally, it builds regret and guilt based on the mistakes you made in the past. While there is nothing negative about reflecting on past experiences, you shouldn’t dwell on a situation with no intention to learn and move on. It leads to feelings of guilt and worthlessness due to wrong choices you feel you might have made.

The Role Of Mindful Thinking

Mindfulness is about being self-aware and present at the moment. It helps you think more deeply and more objectively. It lowers your stress levels and enhances your mood. In a way, mindful thinking stabilizes your emotional intelligence, making you calm amidst all the noise. The key impact of mindfulness is that it exerts a positive influence on the thinker and helps the person get a better insight into his/her life. Here’s how you can break your habitual negative responses with mindfulness.

  • Monitor Your Thoughts

To be free of negativity, you must become more aware of your thoughts. You can do this by paying more attention to what is going on inside your head at any given time.  Identify thought patterns that lead to negative thinking. This can help enhance your degree of awareness. Becoming mindful will help you take control of your thoughts and emotions, and not the other way around. Catch the negative thoughts as they arise, before they gain too much momentum.

  • Be Present In The Moment

Negative thoughts come mostly from dwelling in the past or worrying about the future. You can avoid this issue by being mindfully present in the moment. Avoid negative thoughts and direct your attention to all positive things. Discard any thoughts that don’t have anything to do with the situation you are currently in. Relax and release the thoughts of what happened and what could happen, and think about what is currently happening.

  • Constructive Thoughts

Spend your time in constructive thoughts. You need to decide if you want to dwell on thoughts that lead nowhere or those that can make your day more productive. Allow yourself to experience every moment fully and think about something constructive. Use your past experiences to learn and make decisions instead of dwelling on them.  Constructive thinking lets you be happy even when things are not going too well. It helps you put the problem in perspective and lets you deal with them practically.

When you are more mindful, you become less affected by negativity. Practice mindful thinking, and you will see how you transform those negative thoughts into positive ones. And, eventually, you will get into the habit of looking at every moment with a positive mindset.

Author ~ Nisha BaghadiaNisha Baghadia

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100 Positive Thoughts To Transform Your Life And Reconfigure Your Brain

“All we are is the result of what we thought. The spirit is everything. What we think we become.” –  Muhammad Ali

Generally, we greatly underestimate the power of positive thoughts and how it can transform our lives.

Yet they have a physical power that directly or indirectly influences and transform our lives. Here and there, we can speak of presence, magnetism, aura, which are only the invisible envelope created by thoughts.

This power of thought is all the greater when it is steeped in faith and emotion. These increase the vibration, as one would increase the sound of a radio to better hear it.

Positive thoughts filled with faith will act favorably, just as negative ones will create the bed of misery.

We are thinking machines

Each person emits an average of 60,000 thoughts a day! Surprisingly, 95% of these are the same thoughts repeated each day. On average, 80% of these repetitive thoughts are negative.

Unfortunately, our brains are configured to pay more attention to negative than positive experiences. This peculiarity allowed the human being to survive. In the past, it was essential to remember negative experiences such as the bite of a snake, the toxicity of a plant…

Our world is much less dangerous today but our thoughts are still mainly negative.

Using MRI imaging, researchers have shown that negative thoughts stimulate areas of the brain that promote depression and anxiety. They have also proven that positive thoughts trigger a cascade of positive hormones throughout the body that results in a sense of calm and peace.

What wisdom of the ancients had taught us, modern science confirms today. The brain is “reconfigurable” by various methods including positive thinking.

Anxiety, medicines and positive thoughts

Stress and anxiety is our big problem nowadays and doctors are searching for new ways to get rid of it. A very popular medicine in the United States that is Xanax is being used for this purpose but it is not a permanent solution. Here is a question how long does Xanax stay in your system to make you relax? Just a few hours and that is why we must change our thoughts to cure us with positive thoughts. Here are some powerful and positive thoughts to be happier and transform your life. Please select only those that speak to you.

So let’s get started!

Positive thoughts in the morning

Today is a day that will leave me with a wonderful memory.
My thoughts are my reality, so today I am building a wonderful day.
I only have one thing on my schedule today: to be happy.
I wake up excited and this enthusiasm follows me all day long.
Today I fill the world with positive energy and make it overflowing with joy.
Today, I’m giving up my old habits and taking new, more positive ones.

Positive thoughts to attract success

Life has given me unique talents that I’m starting to use today.
Every day, I have more and more success in my work and in my life.
I feel the success right now and I’m working today to make it fruitful.
I know that fear is a step towards success, I welcome it with grace and I overcome it.
I have reached my goal and I am feeling the joy of achieving it.
I know success today. I know success tomorrow. Every day I know is my successful day.
I allow success to enter today in my life.
I have everything I need to live easily.
I am comfortable with money and I give myself the right to be rich.
Money comes to me with abundance and ease, I deserve to be rich, prosperous and fortunate.
I like to give and receive. The more I participate in the success of others, the more I prosper.

Positive thoughts for self-confidence

I am the master of my thoughts and emotions.
I like what I am and I accept my qualities and my faults.
Every day, I am more and more confident.
I am full of self-awareness.
When I breathe, I inspire confidence and I exhale shyness.
I am enthusiastic and incredibly comfortable when I meet new people.
I live in the present and I trust for the future.
My being overflowed with confidence, I radiate confidence.
I trust myself in all circumstances.
I am energetic and enthusiastic. Trust is second nature.
I always attract the best situations in my life.
I always focus on solutions to solve problems.
I like change because I adapt to all situations.
Every day I realize more and more that nothing is impossible.
I attract positive people naturally and give them the best of myself.
I trust life and life brings me a lot.
I shine by my presence, my charm, and my grace.
I am more and more master of my mind and my emotions.

Positive thoughts to attract luck

I succeed everything I undertake.
I expect success in all my actions because it’s my natural state.
Every day I attract more and more success.
Everything succeeds me without showing any expectation.
I find solutions to problems easily.
I gratefully acknowledge the obstacles because they are rich in teachings.
I expect only the best and I always get it.
The more I think positive, the more my life is illuminated.
I am open to life and I have more and more luck every day.

Positive thoughts for health

Every day, and in every way, I’m getting better and better.
My body is in perfect health, my mind is clear, my soul is at peace.
I am beautifying myself every day.
Every cell of my body is vibrating now to the rhythm of full health.
I have no pain and I am full of energy.
I feed my body with healthy foods.
All my organs work perfectly. I thank them for what they do for me.
My body is getting closer every day to perfect health.
I like to exercise my body, my muscles. Every movement connects me to my body and gives me an incredible energy.
At each exhalation, stress comes out of my body.
I send love and gratitude to every organ of my body.
I am attentive to the messages of my body. I listen to my body and we are in harmony.
I sleep deeply and at peace with myself. I wake up refreshed and full of energy.
My immune system is very strong. It can handle any bacteria, germ or virus.
With each passing day, the cells of my body become stronger and stronger.
What I eat strengthens and transforms for me in health.
My healing power is more powerful than any illness.

Positive thoughts for peace

My world is harmonious, peaceful and full of love.
I plant the seeds of peace wherever I go.
I accept what I cannot change.
I surround myself with gentle and serene people.
I inspire peace, I exhale chaos and disorder.
My house is a sanctuary of peace where I feel happy and protected.
In all my decisions and actions, I choose peace.
I release all my negative emotions from the past and now fill me with positive thoughts.
I wish all beings to know peace as I know it.
I am superior to negative thoughts and actions.
I am at peace with everything that has happened, happening and going to happen.
I like people, I’m interested in them and I go to them.

Positive thoughts of love

I am surrounded by love and everything is fine.
My heart is always open and I radiate love.
I see everything with loving eyes and I love everything I see.

In life, I always receive what I give and I always give with love.
I meet love in all my relationships.
I deserve love and I receive it in abundance.
I attract the most loving people and my life is now full of joy.
I love myself and in return everyone loves me.
I give love and it comes back to me multiplied.
The partner I am looking for is looking for me too. We are brought to meet and love each other.
I am in love with a wonderful person, committed, faithful and trustworthy.

Positive thoughts for self-esteem

I love myself and I accept myself as I am.
I am perfect as I am.
I am a unique person and I respect myself as such.
I see perfection in me, whatever my faults or qualities.
I approve of what I am now and I enjoy myself more each day.
I feel good about myself and proud of my experience.
I see myself as a gift for those around me.
I only compare myself to the best person I can be.
I have as much to offer to the world as anyone.
I like what I am and I accept myself as I am.
I am unique and happy to be me.
I trust myself and I know that inside I have the best guides.
I am honest, trustworthy, I always do what I say.
I know that by being in agreement with myself positive events await me.
Today, like tomorrow, I choose to be proud of myself regardless of the circumstances.
I find peace in being myself.
My confidence and my self-esteem are increasing day by day.
I like my body as it is.

Positive thoughts to be calm

Day after day I am happier and relaxed.
All the negativity and stress are now coming out of my body and mind.
I inspire calm, I exhale stress.
Even when it is chaos around me, I remain calm and relaxed.
Stress has no hold on me, I am at peace with myself for that.
I trust my inner calm and my intuition.
The whole universe conspires to my happiness.
I let go easily because I know that in life, the best always happens.
I speak slowly, with remarkable calm and confidence.

Positive thoughts for mindfulness

I am anchored in the present moment.
Everything is going well at the moment.
I am grateful for this moment and I feel joy here and now.
I keep coming back to the moment.
I observe my actions and thoughts without judging them.
I am totally present in my relationships with others.
The apotheosis of my life is now.
I accept and embrace all situations, even the unpleasant ones.
I observe my emotions without being attached to them.
I meditate easily without any resistance.
I let the past go and live right now in the present.
I am open to positive changes in my life.
I allow myself to think and dream unlimitedly.
I create what I want without effort.

Positive thoughts of gratitude

I appreciate and I am grateful for everything I have.
I am happy to have so wonderful family and friends.
I send love and gratitude to every organ of my body.
Every day I thank the universe for putting me on the path of my dreams.
I accept all the gifts of life with gratitude.
I am happy to be alive.
Every morning I say “thank you” to the universe for giving me a new day of life.
I take the time to be grateful for something as simple as a blue sky or the sound of a laugh.
Every day I enjoy my life a little more than yesterday.
The more I am grateful, the more I am connected to the universe.

Positive Thoughts to Manage Anger

I forgive myself for all the mistakes I’ve made.
I let my anger escape in order to regain serenity.
I accept responsibility if my anger has affected a person.
I replace my anger with empathy and understanding.
I offer a sincere apology to those affected by my anger.
I forgive those who have harmed me in the past and I detach myself from them in peace.
A river of compassion is washing my anger and replacing it with love.
Forgiveness has a healing power that I always have at my disposal.

Positive thoughts of happiness

Every day I am happier than before.
All my days begin with the joy of life and end with gratitude.
My positive thoughts are making more and more people happy. I create a world of joy.
I enjoy every moment of my life. To be happy is my only principle.
The simple fact of living makes me happy. I know that happiness is a path, not a destination.
I always see the good side of things.
I see the beauty around me and I radiate love and joy.
I change the world around me by changing myself.
Happiness is a choice. I base my happiness on my own achievements and what I bring to others.

Positive thoughts for the future

I persevere because I believe in my future.
It’s still too early to give up on my goals.
I know that the greatest difficulties hide the greatest successes.
I choose my goals wisely and in the interest of all.
The more I advance in life, the more I attract success, health, and abundance.
I am the master of my destiny.
I deserve a wonderful life.
Every day, I become a better person.
I create what I want without effort.
I transform what I want in a positive manner.
I am the architect of my life. I build its foundations and choose its content.
My future is made of what I imagine in the present.
My efforts are supported by the universe; my dreams are already being realized.

Author’s Bio

My name is William Jacob and I am a professional writer. After completing my study I started my career as a blogger and as a writer. I am 5 stars rated author at HolyPakistan.com. I have 4-years experience of writing in different niches like health, travel, lifestyle, business.

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10 Things to Write In Your Journal to Pursue Success

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.~ Robert Collier

What makes a successful person? This is the question everyone may answer differently based on own principles and own system of values. But generally, we imply achievement of goals, accomplishment, recognition and social status, financial prosperity etc.

All of these aspects are the result of hard work, persistent self-development and investment into advancing own knowledge and accumulating experience.

To make this investment pay dividends you should track your own ups and downs, draw conclusions and map out your goals and growth plan along the way. Keeping a journal is a good way to help you do that.

So, let’s go through 10 things you should put in your journal to pursue success.

1.     Your Successful Self-Image

To become successful you should try and see the picture of successful you in real time, right now. What do you look like? Which are the qualities do you possess? What is the occupation that makes you successful? What kind of people make your social network?

Make this page first in your journal. Expand on the vision of yourself in written. This will help you remember what person you would like to be. By rereading this description, you make your brain believe you really are this person. So, make the best of it!

2.     Your Goals and Best Ways to Achieve Them.

It isn’t easier to know where you are headed or what you want to achieve without goals. If you want to succeed, ensure you’ve set your goal and have a plan on how you’ll carry it out. You can plan a goal that you want to achieve in short-term as well as long-term.

3.      Self-Development and Extra Learning

Success doesn’t come easy. It requires you to invest in self-development programs as well as extra learning. Whether you are planning to attend online classes, a professional workshop or anything that will help you become successful, ensure that you include them in your journal.

4.     Your Great Ideas and Thoughts

We easily forget things because human mind was never created to remember everything. Keeping them in your journal might do you some good. Whether it is just a thought or an idea you think is great, document it in your journal.

“Quite often great ideas invade my mind. Unfortunately, they are never meant to last,” says Jill Evans, a professional writer at Superior Papers. “This made me feel regret because I didn’t use to make notes until I introduced journaling into my writing life.”

5.      Your Must-Read List

From time to time you may come across some insightful and worthwhile articles, books, professional materials you should read to contribute to your success and to enhance your knowledge. Make the reading from your list regular and add new valuable stuff as the list is getting reduced.

6.     Your Successful and Positive Experiences

Successes and positive experiences are celebrated once and forgotten. It doesn’t matter how small or big it is, remembering it when you feel less motivated will get you back to your feet. So, do not forget to document them.

7.     Your Failures and How You Could Have Resolved Them

When trying to succeed, failure is always waiting for that moment when you slip and fall. But don’t give up as soon as you fail. Never forget that failures are meant to build you. Remembering them when you can finally achieve something is one way to celebrate your past. So, write them down and include some of the ways you could have resolved them.

8.      People around You and Their Qualities You Would Like To Learn

Success is much easier if you have role models around you. You need to take advantage of their presence to learn a few more good things. You can include in your journal the traits, abilities or behaviors that make them your perfect role models. Contrary to that, you may add your personal drawbacks and negative habits to see clearly what you need to get rid of.

9.      Inspirational Quotes and Sayings of Successful People to Write in your Journal

Motivation will help you achieve the impossible and nothing does this well than inspirational quotes or phrases from successful people. So, whatever inspiring quote or saying you get either from the internet, or you hear from a person, add it to your journal and reread whenever you feel discouraged.

10.     Questions Which Require Additional Information

When you are trying to learn something, questions, just like ideas will invade your mind. Unfortunately, getting answers is never a guarantee, but not when it can wait. So, remember to document the questions you have to make it easier for you to find the answers later.

Your thoughts, the role models you have around you, the environment you live in and resources you can access, offer you a lot to learn from. Take advantage of what you hear, see or smell, add them to your journal for reference, learning and most importantly, finding a solution. Ensure that you write your journal regularly so that you don’t miss the important things.

Are you keeping a journal? Let us know what your list contains and share your ideas.

 Author’s Bio

Rachel Bartee is a freelance writer who finds her passion in expressing own thoughts as a blogger. She is constantly looking for the ways to improve her skills and expertise. Get in touch with her on @rachel5bartee.

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7 Positive Thoughts You Should Have Every Day

Your journey through life will transform the way you think and the way you act. The words you choose will have a great influence on the way feel. Your words will define who you are, how you think and how you relate to the people around you.

As far as you’ve traveled through life until today, if you take a look at your life story, how is it written? Have you used your words to create beautiful things and positive results? If I were to hear all the conversations that you had with yourself or others, will I hear things that help you and the people around you to be more happy or less happy?

Your ability to transform your journey into a beautiful story depends a lot on the language you use. It’s the words you choose that put a smile on your face and infuses your life with purpose, passion, and energy. So starting today, I challenge you to say:

The first thought from the 7 positive thoughts you should have every day is:

“I have done many things until now”

When you want to build a house, you do it one brick at a time. Every brick is progress. In some things you do in life, it might be hard to see how far you’ve come. You sometimes feel that you must see your results sooner and not later. Even so, you are taking steps forward. Even if they are small steps, you are still moving.

The journey you embark on when you want to reach a new destination is a process and not a single event. If your goal means something important to you, you’ll have to make some steps to achieve it. You will learn what works and what doesn’t work and you might see that in many cases you will run into situations that don’t turn out the way you would like. Keep in mind that all of these are important lessons that you must learn in this process.

From time to time, when you take a break from the things that you’re doing, pat yourself on the back for doing what needs to be done. Remember not to spend so much time looking at what you still have to do that you forget to be grateful for the progress that you’ve made so far.

The second thought from the 7 positive thoughts you should have every day is:

“I’m capable of doing it.”

One of the biggest obstacles you’re going to face in your journey is self-doubt. When you start to doubt if you can do a certain thing, in that exact moment you will start to think that it might be impossible to accomplish. When you start doing something, you must believe in yourself and be sure that you are capable of doing it. You might find it difficult to focus, you might feel tensed, but you must never let anything negative convince you that you’re not capable of doing something.

Seek to acknowledge your past victories by talking about them, even if the only one listening is you. State some facts, some proof that you are great and you can make things happen. Even speak about them out loud: “I have overcome that difficulty!”, “I’ve been able to swim that distance without stopping!”, “People at work love the way I speak in front of them!”…you got the idea. Once you give a positive voice to your past victories, you will discover the strength you need to do the things you need to do to make today into another success story.

The third thought from the 7 positive thoughts you should have every day is:

“I have all that I need to be happy”

You will find that the happiest people don’t have a lot of things and they aren’t doing very well in the luck department. They’re happy just because they make the most of the things they have in their life right now. I find very often that people are unhappy because they focus their attention toward the things that are missing in their lives and not toward the things that they have right now.

What will happen if you would suddenly stop wishing you had more? Stop desiring to be in some place that you’re not? Stop wishing that you looked like someone else? You have things right now in your life that some people only dream of having. So stand up, take a deep breath and say: “I am grateful that I’m alive right now.” Look around you and see all the things you have and all the things you can do right now. You have so much to be grateful for…

The fourth thought from the 7 positive thoughts you should have every day is:

“The choice belongs to me.”

In the end, the way you feel and think about a situation you’re in, is influenced by the choices you make and not by the skills you have. What you become is shaped by your choices.

When you’re in a tough situation, look at yourself and say: “The choice belongs to me. I’m in this situation for a reason. After I learn my lesson, I will make better choices”.

The fifth thought from the 7 positive thoughts you should have every day is:

“I will start today!”

It’s pretty hard to create something beautiful if you keep dreaming about things that you’ll do someday. If you want to create something, start talking about it, write it on paper and make your first step today. I want you to know that a goal is more than just a way of thinking. In fact, if you think about it, if you set a goal and never do anything in that direction, it’s like lying to yourself.

Start by making your decisions a real thing in your life and treat them with the corresponding respect, time and energy that they deserve. That’s because in the end, you can think all day long about the things that you want to do, what matters is what you actually create. Whatever you want to make happen, think about the thing that you can do today and do it!

The second thought from the 7 positive thoughts you should have every day is:

“Can I help you with that?”

Good will always be rewarded with good. You will find that the unhappiest people are those who mainly think about their own well-being, always thinking about themselves. On the other hand, many people find happiness and joy in the things they do for others. I found that when I do something for others, I feel a beautiful sensation of happiness. And guess what? While I concentrate my effort on others, I find that when I need some help, I receive it quite quickly.

When the day is over and you lie down to rest, if you know in your heart that you helped someone even in a small way, then you have something to smile about.

The seventh thought from the 7 positive thoughts you should have every day is:

The fact that there is nothing written in the title of this section is no mistake. It represents nothingness… total silence.

When you’re silent, you can hear the silence around you. How every sound is born from silence and how it returns to silence, only to be born again.

When you are silent, you can hear yourself think. But you might find something interesting: each silent moment is different. Have you ever heard the silence when you walk on a road in the mountains? Or when during a movie or a theatrical piece, a great thing is about to happen? Or when you arrive at your favorite holiday destination and you take a look around to rediscover the place?

Yes, each silent moment is different and if you listen carefully, you will discover that all are beautiful. So take the time to enjoy the silence between the sounds. Just say nothing…

My name is Vlad Negrila and I hope that you’ve enjoyed reading the article. I’m an automatics engineer and also an NLP Trainer. I teach people how to practice NLP and I make the audio recording using my voice that I like to call: journeys through sound. I also help people by coaching them on 1 on 1 skype coaching sessions. You can follow me on my Youtube channel and my facebook page.

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