ReplaceThose Negative Thoughts With Positive Thoughts - Flip the Script!

If you find yourself battling with the same old bad habits or unhealthy behaviors chances are your mental script needs an overhaul.  If our thoughts control our behavior, then we need to replace unhealthy thoughts with healthy thoughts by focusing on what we want to achieve instead of what we lack. Focusing on lack produces more lack.  Therefore, if you are in debt, think about God's abundance and overflowing blessings in your life.  If you are fearful, fill your mind with scriptures or affirmations regarding God's protection and safety.  If you are doubtful, build up your most wholly faith with scriptures attesting to God's faithfulness.If you are having problems in your marriage, instead of belaboring what your partner doesn't do, meditate on thoughts that will create a healthy and loving relationship.  It will change the way you see your mate.  Affirmations, if listened to consistently for a period of  time, will help you to change the way you think resulting in a change of behavior.
In her book, Discovering Your Purpose, author Ivy Haley states,"It's difficult to change your behavior unless you change the inner picture.  Here you must be diligent and watchful: watchful by staying aware of what's going on in your mind and diligent to deal with negative thoughts by scuttling them and consciously turning your mind to something else.  It's possible to change your attitude by refocusing your mind."
Your successes in life all begin with what you believe.  There is a phrase that goes something like, "if you think can, you're right.  If you think you can't, you're still right."The logical conclusion is to just stop thinking about what we don't want to create.  Right!  Well yes, but for most people, it's not
 quite so simple because these thoughts are not passing fancies,they're actually embedded into our subconscious mind.  They have become a part of our mental script.  A genuine prayer or conscious act to change may work for a brief moment (remember those NewYear's Resolutions), but within several hours or days the old tape starts running again.

According to Haley, we make unconscious beliefs and assumptions about ourselves all the time: This is who I am. I can do this. I can't do this. People think this about me. This will work. This won't. Our beliefs are the soil in which we plant the seeds that manifest into our lives.  Unhealthy soil creates thwarted seeds and stifled plants.   "Give yourself a target and program your mind everyday through explicit, visual messages that this is your actuality," states Haley. "Our subconscious mind can't tell the difference between a real experience and one that has been vividly imagined," she declares.
Reprint-  By Rhonda Jones , The Christian Meditator


Popular Posts

The Wellness Journey-LIVE - Staying Fit After 50-Author Monica Hagen Shares Great Tips

Rituals to Holistically Transform Your Life and Your Interior Space

10 Tips To Live A Heart Healthy Life Physically and Emotionally in Mid-Life

Ways To Make Mid-Life a GREAT Life in 2018

Living A Well and Holistic Life After 40, 50, 60 and Beyond - Thriving in Mid Life

#1 Reason Women Don't Take Care of Themselves First & Why It is SOOO Important To Increase Your Self-Care

10 Things I Have Discovered About Aging - And They Are All GOOD!