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Be patient with yourself today…

Thoughts have power, they shape us throughout our lives. Without them, we wouldn’t be the complex individuals that we are.

Thousands of thoughts pass through us each day, some holding more weight than others. And the more a person invests in a thought, the more it sticks and becomes part of us.

However, holding onto a particular thought for too long, especially if its origin carries negative sentiment, can be distracting and even damaging.

This is why it’s important to learn how to detect a negative, potentially lasting thought, and deal with it before it spreads its roots.

It is widely known that negative thoughts can, and usually do rob us of an otherwise productive, healthy mindset. This is a slippery slope that has the potential to ruin days, sometimes weeks.

We are born into this world as positive beings, so this negative learning pattern is a learned trait that we pick up over the course of our lives. Sometimes it spawns suddenly, from a tragic event. And sometimes it slowly spreads as a result of a difficult upbringing and/or circumstances.

Despite this, we have an opportunity to change this ‘faulty thinking’, with the right tuning.

1. It starts with you. Know that you can change. And tell yourself that you will change. Opening the door to this idea is like giving yourself permission to alter your mind, sight and can be very empowering.

2. Let go of control. You can’t control other people, and you won’t always have an influence on circumstances and/or situations that arise.

3. Learn to control yourself. We have the ability to harness and shape what’s going on inside us. A reaction can be much more powerful than the situation ever was. So be mindful of that when you’re weighing up a response.

4. Time. Most things take time to change. Sometimes this gets lost is the fast paced world we live in. But give yourself some time, and be patient with yourself along the way.

Be patient with yourself… Be yourself… Be more present than you were the day before.