Monthly Archives: December 2019

5 Ways to Take Control This Year!

Practicing positive thinking allows you to focus on your strengths and accomplishments, which increases happiness and motivation. This, in turn, allows us to spend more time making progress, and less time feeling down and stuck. The following are 5 tips to provide practical suggestions that you can use to help you shift into more positive thinking patterns:

1. Take Good Care of Yourself First:
It’s much easier to be positive when you are eating well, exercising, and getting enough rest.
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2. Remind Yourself of the Things You Are Grateful For Daily:
Stresses and challenges don’t seem quite as bad when you are constantly reminding yourself of the things that are right in life. Taking just 60 seconds a day to stop and appreciate the good things will make a huge difference.

3. Look for the Proof Instead of Making Assumptions
A fear of not being liked or accepted sometimes leads us to assume that we know what others are thinking, but our fears are usually not reality. And present themselves as False Evidence Appearing Real… If you have a fear that a friend or family member’s bad mood is due to something you did, or that your co-workers are secretly gossiping about you when you turn your back, speak up and ask them. Don’t waste time worrying that you did something wrong unless you have proof that there is something to worry about.

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4. Refrain from Using Absolutes
Have you ever told a partner “You’re ALWAYS late!” or complained to a friend “You NEVER call me!”? Thinking and speaking in absolutes like ‘always’ and ‘never’ makes the situation seem worse than it is, and programs your brain into believing that certain people are incapable of delivering.

5. Detach From Negative Thoughts
Your thoughts can’t hold any power over you if you don’t judge them. If you notice yourself having a negative thought, detach from it, witness it, and don’t follow it.
I’m praying for you as we embrace a new decade. Wishing you an abundance of Joy, Love, Hope and Great success. Don’t forget to stay connected and I look forward to working with you real soon. Remember to Put you back on the to-do list of your life because ” It is about YOU!” http://www.theselffirstmovement.com @shawannaksays #POMPOM #iCherr4you