Negative thoughts are a way of life in North America – and you probably don’t even realize that you do it.
There are even “positive” posts on Facebook and instagram – that are anything but, and they are affecting the way you think about situations, other people, and ultimately yourself.
I saw an ‘inspiring’ post that read: “Don’t stress over what you can’t control.”
How do you feel reading that? I know how I felt – I just realized that there is a shitload of stuff out there that I can’t control… and guess what? Now I feel out of control and stressed about it!
A more positive, truly inspiring message might read something like : Step out confidently and own the day.
or how about this one:
I am strong, I am beautiful, I am enough. Actually, I really like this one – say it with me: I am strong, I am beautiful, I am enough. I am strong, I am beautiful, I am enough. I am strong, I am beautiful, I am enough!!
Feel better? I thought so.
Sure those don’t directly address stress, but we already have stress in our lives, we all have things we can’t control. Don’t give it any more power than it already has, by bringing it into your moment.
(I wanted to make a Kanye joke here, but that pretty much goes against what I’m trying to get across…)
Focus on the good stuff, seriously, FOCUS ON THE GOOD STUFF.
By reframing your words, you will reframe your thoughts…and it feels sooo good!