· · Stress is brought on by many things in life. Let us look at negative thoughts. You know, those thoughts that keep coming up when life is a little challenging. I used to fail regularly in this; this person does not like me, whatever I do never works out, my body is not how I want it to be, my business is challenging in every way, I failed my exam, why do I feel like I am no good at anything. The list is endless.
· These negative thoughts eat away at you and this can result in headaches, sleepless nights, weight gain, anxiety, and fear. Not to mention all the negative energy overtaking your daily thoughts.
So how do we become free of these negative or limiting thought patterns.
Step 1: When you have a negative thought or belief, examine that thought.
Step 2: Consider other possible explanations for the event that triggered the negative thought or belief.
Step 3: Re-frame the negativity by choosing one of the more positive explanations. I love re-framing and I know that as a cognitive life coach I tend to use it often, but it will help you. So, try to re-frame to the positive.
The goal of re-framing these thoughts or beliefs is so that you can experience a healthier outlook and positive feelings. You will experience self-awareness that assists in mindful and thoughtful positive responses.
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