Today we are going to talk about how to transform negative thoughts into positive, how to improve your skin, your self-confidence and learn to love and accept yourself.
I want you to imagine your mind as a blank canvas. This is how it was when you were born. You were just beginning to think, use your imagination and create the reality you currently inhabit.
As you have had various experiences, you have begun to gather positive, negative and neutral thoughts about yourself, others, and the world you live in. So over the years, you have established preferences for the things you like and dislike.
If I ask you to list 10 things you don’t like about yourself, you will start right away. These things are already anchored in your mind as a proven fact. For example, you may think that you don’t like your nose because it is slightly crooked. You are sure of this because you saw yourself in the mirror, but do you remember the first time this trait became a nuisance?
This is how all the other negative things about you were created. At one point you looked at yourself in the mirror and you decided that you were ugly. And the more you kept saying it, the more powerful the thought became. So at one point, there was no room for being beautiful anymore. Your blank canvas has been filled.
After some time you changed to accommodate that thought. Your self-esteem and personality traits that were related to your previous thoughts were altered as well. It doesn’t matter to your mind what kind of thought you entertain. It does not make a difference; it just accepts what you believe in and gives physical experiences that are in tune with your mental reality.
Now you’re thinking what am I going to do. I have so many negative thoughts, how would I remove them? The good news is you don’t have to remove them. You just have to replace them. Sounds easy. Let’s see how it goes.
For every negative thought you have, you need the opposite positive equivalent. Such words are called antonyms. All you have to do is replace the negative with the positive.
Let’s do an exercise together. Take out an empty sheet and a pen. Make a list of 5 things you don’t like about yourself. It could be appearance, character trait, whatever. Choose the ones that worry you the most right now. To make them stronger, let’s use verbs to show our dislike.
Let’s see. Did you finish writing them?
So, you already have 5 things you don’t like about yourself. When you think about these things you get uncomfortable, anxious. You may have tried to correct some of the things listed, and others you just simply accepted as true and stopped fighting. That’s who you are you think, but I’m sure there were times when you didn’t identify with your crooked nose or your acne.
I want you to cross out any negative thoughts with an X and put an arrow after it. Like this.
You are currently removing your old thoughts and making a path to allow your new positive thoughts to interfere.
After you’ve done it with all the negative thoughts write their positive equivalent. Do it with all 5.
You now have 5 new thought patterns and 5 old ones that you used to believe. However, you still think your old thoughts are true and they have a reason to exist. That reason is your belief.
How do you move that belief towards the positive thoughts you want to incorporate into your life? Imagine you are the mental police.
Every time you find yourself repeating the old story, remind yourself that it doesn’t exist anymore. You deleted it and in its place, you wrote a new one. That’s literally true because you have the piece of paper as proof.
It will be hard to believe at first, especially if you have been entertaining your negative thoughts for a long time. You will feel as though you are wearing new uncomfortable shoes. But if you continue to wear them, they will become more comfortable until they finally fit you perfectly.
Do not give up. Rest assured that soon you will see changes in you and the physical world and the thought that until recently was unfamiliar strange will start to sound right.
I hope you liked this post. Thank you for being with me.
If you want you can share in the comments your 5 new positive thoughts. Remember to love yourself fiercely and don’t let anybody tell you you’re something other than perfect.
Have a wonderful day. I’ll see you again next time.