What are you thinking about from waking until sleep? Are your thoughts filled with positivity and focused on the good things in your life (despite the news) or is your inner critic cracking the whip from dawn till dusk?
Research shows that people talk to themselves about 50,000 times a day. Unfortunately, most of the self-talk is about yourself and according to the psychological researchers, is 80% negative.
What do you think about in the shower, when you’re driving, or walking? Is there a running live stream of “You’re going to be late again, why don’t you get up earlier, I can’t believe you drank again last night, that won’t help you lose weight. How will you ever feel good in your clothes if you don’t get some discipline?” or “You shouldn’t have said that…She’s pissed at you now…you’re are so lazy.”
Do you take time to focus on what you want to accomplish for the day, how you want to show up, who you want to inspire?
Negative thoughts actually control your behavior.
This is why I often remind you that you have a choice, what you think about and where your thoughts are focused.
Negative thoughts affect your body, they weaken you, making you sweat, make you tense and stressed out. Positive thoughts affect your body in a good way, you’re more relaxed, centered and alert.
Just for fun, here’s a throwback to Daily Affirmations with Stuart Smalley on Saturday Night Live…when he had Michael Jordan as his guest.
Instead of letting your inner critical voice beat on you all day with should, must, have to, ought to…you use inner voice to talk to yourself like a winner. Repeating positive thoughts and affirmations will help you to get focused on things that make you feel good, take action and accomplish what you’ve got on the agenda for today.
Have some fun today!