Negative Thoughts How To Eliminate Them

Negative Thoughts How To Eliminate Them

Many people have learned from experience, reading self-help books, attending self-help workshops, etc. that negative thoughts create experiences. However, do you know how to ‘stop’ the negative thought habit? Because that is what it is – nothing more. For many people habits are difficult to change, unless one has a strategy.

I created a four step process that I have with clients and myself. It is easy to use and highly effective.

1. Listen to your self-talk and what you say. Make no judgment.

2. Write on a piece of paper:

Each negative statement you notice yourself thinking or saying for one week. You might have several negative thought habits. Also, tally each statement/word you notice yourself thinking/saying. At the end of seven days you will have a grand total for each negative thought/statement.

3. Choose one Negative thought.

Listen for that one thought/statement. Each instance you hear yourself think/say a negative word or statement: Stop – take a deep breath. Think of the negative thought/statement as an ash that has landed on your sleeve. Flick it off before it burns you. Then, rephrase it to a positive thought/statement.

4. Continue this Negative process:

For each thought/word/statement you wish to remove from your thought/statement habits. It takes 30 – 45 days to eliminate and replace each negative thought/statement. At the end of 30 -45 days; you will notice that you are seldom using that negative thought/statement.

Negative thoughts and discord are all around, but the moment you notice them, flick them off and replace it with a positive thought/statement. However, do you know how to ‘stop’ the negative thought habit? Because that is what it is – nothing more. For many people habits are difficult to change, unless one has a strategy.

Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, PhD, Metaphysician – Certified Hypnosis Practitioner, Author and Speaker. Dr. Dorothy facilitates clearing blocks, fears and limiting beliefs. You can live the life you deisre. She brings awareness to concepts not typically obvious to one’s thoughts and feelings.

5. Set a reasonable time frame:

Get yourself going by setting an end date. If your goal is to clean out your garage, there’s no need for it to take all of 2011 to finish that task. Give yourself a deadline of a month or two otherwise it will take you until next Thanksgiving to get that garage cleaned!

Negative thoughts and discord are all around, but the moment you notice them, flick them off and replace it with a positive thought/statement. However, do you know how to ‘stop’ the negative thought habit? Because that is what it is – nothing more. For many people habits are difficult to change, unless one has a strategy.

6. Set a goal that is attainable:

If you are 200 pounds overweight, it’s unlikely that you can lose it all in the next twelve months. Set a goal small enough so that it is attainable for you. Perhaps you can set four mini goals (one each quarter of the year) of losing fifteen pounds each time. Come next December 31, you’ll be 60 pounds lighter.

Negative thoughts and discord are all around, but the moment you notice them, flick them off and replace it with a positive thought/statement. However, do you know how to ‘stop’ the negative thought habit? Because that is what it is – nothing more. For many people habits are difficult to change, unless one has a strategy.

7. Challenge yourself Negative:

Having just said the above, do challenge yourself a bit to keep motivated and going. It is far easier to say you’ll lose just half a pound per week, but you can do better than that. Give yourself a reason to stick with it and go the extra mile! It will be worth it in the end.

8. Learn to manage your time:

Maybe the most difficult thing of all. I struggled with this in the past and am on my way to being better with this precious, non-renewable resource. The only way you will get in those 60 minute exercise sessions or shopping trips to the health food store are if you make it a priority and schedule your time well. Learn what things in your life are essential and which are not. Then kick the non-essentials out of your life.

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