What Are The Steps
Follow these easy steps of positive thinking:
If you've never paid attention to your thoughts, then you can train yourself to do that by choosing a quiet spot and sitting in silence for a while, just noticing what comes up in your mind. I found it best to do this in the afternoons, after work is done and before taking care of things like making dinner.
Most of us are over-identified with our own thoughts, and believe that just because *we* have a certain thought, it means something. But thoughts are just thoughts - they are not yours or mine, and they only have as much weigh as you want to give them.
For instance, think about the subject of money. How do you feel? Anxious, nervous, scared? What thoughts come to mind? 'Money is hard to make', 'I never have enough money' are perhaps some of those thoughts.
Taking this step can also help you to uncover the root of your beliefs (most of them would have been acquired during your childhood) and set yourself free to choose new beliefs.
You can only think of one thing at a time; if you think about something that makes you feel good then there is no room for feeling bad.
For example, if you find yourself worrying about money and bills to pay, you could instead choose to focus on all the abundance that you do have, or you could list situations where money came to you unexpectedly.
If you find yourself unable to think about a certain subject in a way that makes you feel good, then choose to think about something else that does make you feel good. The point is to change your train of thought and thus your emotions.
Sometimes, you might notice, it is not so easy to change your thoughts about a certain subject. You may try to think about it in a way that makes you feel good, yet you find that there is no way you can feel good about it.
The thing is, when you have thought about a subject in a certain way for a long time, you have 'walked' that path of thought so often that it seems the only path available.
Some of the big subjects where we may find difficulty changing our thoughts are money, relationships, and health.
In these cases, it is best to first practice changing your thoughts about something small.
For example, do you get upset when you have to queue for a while? Next time, change the direction of your thoughts by focusing on whatever benefits you can find to queuing - "This chair is actually quite comfortable", "I now have time to just relax", "I can now read a few more pages of this book".
As you practice following the steps of positive thinking about small things, you get the hang of it and it becomes easier to change your thoughts on larger subjects.
The trick, as you would have probably imagined, is to repeat these steps often, with many different subjects, and to start small in the subjects where you find it difficult.
As you do that consistently, you start changing your overall perception of life, and life starts changing for you.
Use the following resources to help yourself when following the steps of positive thinking:
You can then take your positive thinking further with the Law of Attraction, which shows you how you can intentionally use your thoughts to achieve or obtain what you want. Discover how the Law of Attraction, positive thinking and quantum physics relate.
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