Have you ever considered that the main thing between you and your manifestations is your negative thinking?
I know I have talked about this many times, but BELIEVING that you can have what you desire is KEY to successfully manifesting.
The problem is for most of us, it’s challenging to believe something we don’t yet have.
We are so used to feeling the opposite of abundance, we can’t just change our minds overnight!
A lifetime of emotional baggage, trauma, abandonment, and feelings of low self-worth can make it even more difficult to change the way you think.
Our brains literally get used to the familiar feelings of negativity and worry and it becomes an automatic, almost robotic response.
You are not alone.
Most people have trouble breaking the habit of negative thinking.
Creating an abundance mindset is something that takes effort at first, but once you take care of your mind, you can truly step into an abundant life.
It is worth remembering that you and you alone have the power to direct your energy.
If you do not feel that you have control over your mind, now is the time to get a grip on your thoughts.
No one else will do it for you! So what are you waiting for?
Here are my Six Top Tips to turn your negative thinking around.
1. Change Negative Statements to Positive ones.
Our minds are incredible.
Repetition of the conscious mind can actually change the pattern of your neural pathways.
So if you have consistently talked to yourself in a negative way, meaning you say things like “I will always be poor” “I am unlovable” or “I am so fat”.
You have taught your subconscious mind to treat those statements as beliefs.
The function of our subconscious mind is to bring about whatever is programmed into it.
So whether the belief is positive or negative, it doesn’t matter.
It projects what is thought into the universe.
You have to stop yourself in the moment from repeating negative self-talk and consciously say ‘stop’ in your mind.
Then reprogram those statements to positive ones.
For example, instead of saying “I will always be poor”, you can say “I have access to the abundance of the Universe, I must learn to turn it on”.
Instead of saying “I’m so fat”, say “I am empowered to take control of my health”.
The more you choose a new statement, the easier it is, and the more natural it feels!
2. Throw them in a Box.
When you feel a negative thought coming into your mind, stop and imagine a huge box.
Empty your mind into the box.
Imagine it filled to the brim with anxieties, fears, worries, emotions, all the people who are bothering you – whatever.
Throw it in the box and close the lid. Walk away from the box.
This acts as a reminder that you and only you have control over where your energy goes.
3. Use STOP Signs.
You can use STOP signs as a visual cue to check in with your thinking.
We have them all around us in the world, on the streets and in the streets.
Every time you see one when you’re out in your car or walking around, tell yourself it’s a reminder to stop thinking about your lack/bills/weight problem, etc., and instead focus on gratitude for what you have.
When you do this you are training your mind to change its usual habits of negative thinking.
4. Write it down and Throw it away
This is so simple and you can do it anywhere and anytime.
Just write down any negative fears, nagging thoughts, anxieties, or feelings of failure on a piece of paper and throw it away.
You can say ‘this fear has no power over me’, as you throw it away.
Remember that you have the power to direct your energy at any given moment.
Any worrying you do will serve no positive purpose for your life.
It is literally wasted energy.
The best way to deal with worries is to put those worries into perspective and throw them away.
5. Ask your Higher Self or Guides to Help
Whenever you feel afraid or anxious ask your higher self or your spiritual guides for help to heal your mind and remove negative thoughts and feelings.
You may feel weird doing this, but I highly recommend working through any silly feelings.
Ask your mind for guidance and surrender to any thoughts or feelings that arise.
What you are doing when you ask for help in this way is that you are actually making a statement that you are ready and willing to let go of negative thoughts.
Even the act of asking your higher self and guides for help is a form of release that serves you.
6. Rubber Technique
My grandmother taught me this good old fashioned technique to stop me from biting my nails!
Keep a rubber band around your wrist and every time you feel yourself worrying or having a negative thought grab the band.
This takes you out of your automatic and unconscious state of mind and tells you to make another choice!
BONUS TIP — Try witnessing your negative thinking in a non-judgmental way.
Meditation is a wonderful practice to help with this.
When you get out of your ego and all of its judgments, you begin to incorporate a more spiritual and soulful way of living.
You can see that you and only you have the power to change your mind but it’s a lot easier to do when you’re not beating yourself up over it.
The ego thrives on fearful thoughts of guilt and shame.
The soul part of you is pure love and acceptance.
When you let the soul part of you rule over your ego, you begin to change the way you think with ease.