Do you sometimes feel that there is a continuous conversation going on in your head, and that a lot of your precious time and energy is wasted on unimportant thoughts that may or may not happen? And to make matters worse, the conversation seems to start from the moment you wake up until you go to sleep.
The majority of this inner dialogue is usually constant judging of yourself and others and a myriad of comments and opinions about everything under the sun and most of it negative and serves no purpose.
It also seems that the more you allow these thoughts, the more you become attached to to them and find you are unable to stop them. Throw in some emotion and you give these thoughts power and energy. You can think of these thoughts as if they were affirmations. Therefore, any repetitive thoughts will eventually affect the subconscious mind, which consequently, accepts these thoughts and words and acts on them. The bottom line is positive thoughts bring positive results and can only improve your life, negative thoughts bring negative results, which is to your detriment.
Luckily, there is a way to use this to your advantage. Even though this thought process is an automatic activity, with practice you can learn to be aware of it. Once you are fully aware, you have the ability to start having some control over it. You can learn to change the negative chatter into something positive.
Start slowly and try to be aware of your thoughts as much as possible. Quietly observe what is going on in your mind. You may find after a few moments you might forget to do this, so gently remind yourself to keep your attention on what is happening inside you head. Eventually you will be able to do this for longer and longer periods. Watching what the mind is doing will also help you to start to detach from any negative thoughts and self limiting beliefs.
Starting today, try to catch any useless, negative chatter in your head and stop it. Change the negative chatter into something positive and empowering. Some people find it beneficial to visualize a big red stop sign to remind them to nix these self defeating thoughts and change them to something positive, such as ones about vibrant health, joy, happiness and success.
Have an empowering day!