I’m beginning to think that human beings are hard wired to focus on what is wrong. We have high expectations of ourselves, others, and the world in general and these expectations set us up to feel disappointed when they don’t come true.
Our minds are programmed to always look for what is wrong or what is missing and this keeps us grounded in the negative. When we think negative thoughts we feel bad and are not as effective as we could be. O
There are a lot of disappointed and unhappy people out there. Are you one of them?
Your mind will be full of thoughts no matter what you do, so you might as well make them good ones. By focusing on the positive you can actually re-program your mind to be more happy and productive.
HOW TO FOCUS ON WHAT IS RIGHT IN YOUR WORLD
Shift Your Thoughts: Pay close attention to what you are thinking. When a negative thought comes up, simply shift it to something more positive, like someone you love or something that helps you feel peaceful. If nothing comes to mind, just picture little puppies or kittens. That usually works.
Question Persistent Negative Thoughts: Many of the thoughts we think are repetitive, just habitual patterns that were planted in our minds years before. Most are not even true.
When you notice ones that stick around, take them to your journal and ask yourself if you can know for sure they are true. Look for examples of times in your life when they weren’t and build evidence for breaking their hold on you.
Celebrate the Good: Focusing on gratitude can rewire your brain and change your life. There are many ways to celebrate the good stuff.
- Document magical moments
- Take pictures of what you find beautiful
- Look for heart or smile shapes around you
- Photograph or write about what touches your heart
- Write detailed descriptions of what you are grateful for
Make whatever you choose a daily practice and it will help rewire your brain and lift your spirits.
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