How to change negative thoughts into a positive one?

If you’ve got a lot going on in your life, it can be difficult not to feel overwhelmed and overrun with thoughts. If you’re especially stressed, these thoughts are likely to be negative and will have an impact on your overall mental state, if you’re not able to get them under control. In addition, Negativity that wells up inside of you or in the world around you can quickly become toxic and hold you back from living the life you want. Lauren Tamayo is a Neuro-Linguistic Programming practitioner (NLP) Expert and Success Coach, helping women get to the root cause and overcome procrastination and comparison. Here, she shares tips on how to change negative thoughts by clearing your mind…    

1.“I had a really bad day at work and feel like everything I have done didn’t go as smoothly as I had expected.”

    Lauren: Any time you’re feeling like you aren’t having the best day, things aren’t going as smoothly as you expected, or you’re generally not feeling like your best self, I want for you to take a couple of minutes to simply breathe, taking a few deep breaths in and out. We are each our own worst critics. Whenever we have negative thoughts, negative feelings or emotions, we often find ourselves continuing to think more of the same type of thoughts, feeling the same types of feelings and emotions. This is where the power of the “pause” comes in. I always recommend to my clients whenever they experience a negative thought, negative feeling or emotion to bring awareness to what is going on in their mind and body then take a couple of minutes to pause. In this time allow yourself to breathe, acknowledge that these thoughts, feelings, and emotions are coming up for you while reminding yourself with this affirmation “thank you, I am safe and I am capable.” Use this time to also reach out to a loved one in your life, friends, and family to talk about the thoughts, feelings, and emotions that you are feeling.    

2.“I wanted to take some time off from work but my manager refused. I feel angry with the situation, and why she is not being considerate.”

    Lauren: Often, we feel like we aren’t in control of our lives. We might feel that other people and events control our lives, rather than both knowing and believing that we are in complete control of our lives. Right now, you are living in effect by giving reasons and excuses for you not being able to take some time off from work and that by your manager refusing, she isn’t being considerate to you.

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