- Take negative and fugitive thoughts captive. As you do so, you begin to more easily differentiate faulty and destructive thoughts with healthy and rational thoughts, even through a misfortunate experience.
- Re-frame and re-interpret an event or conversation with a loved one, from irrational to rational. The more truth-based, affirming and rational thoughts we have, the greater potential for consistent right thinking and therefore, right doing. For those interested, scientifically, this type of re-framing is called cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). For every negative thought you have, counter the thought and re-frame the circumstance with a more positive alternative.
- Fill your mind with truth by positive affirmations. Have you ever heard the saying, "be careful what you say about yourself, because you are listening?" Powerful! Instead of identifying yourself as "negative, destructive, unworthy, etc., choose to say out loud what you want as if you've already achieved it. For example, "I am worthy. I am a leader. I am a good mother. I am loyal. I am a healthy eater. I see the best in others." Whatever it is for you, affirm yourself daily.
All three of these ways are something you can incorporate into one experience. In summary, take the negative thought captive. Re-frame the circumstance to a more positive alternative. Affirm yourself with truth. Repeat this with every faulty or destructive thought you have. Change your thoughts; change your life!
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