Overcome Challenging Thoughts by Using Your Delete Key!
by Erika Slater
Do you have troubles with faulty or irrational thinking?
Do you find that you stumble into the same patterns of destruction and mayhem when it comes to thinking? Are you your own worst enemy when it comes to your thoughts and their ability to crush your self-esteem?
If you are looking for a way out of negative thinking and landing in a domain of positive thinking, then read on…
Did you know that thoughts have the ability to become things or what you become? When you start to think about something, you are more likely to have feelings based on those thoughts.
The longer that these feelings become ingrained based on your thought process, the more likely you are to begin acting in ways according to your feeling states.
Over a period of time, when you continually act the way that originally got started on those feelings you had, you are most likely to “become” that way in terms of your everyday functioning.
You see, thoughts become things, in this case your thoughts become who and what you think you are!
Did you know that most people have a habit of focusing on, dwelling on and ruminating on negative thoughts? Is it any wonder why so many people feel down or depressed most of the time?
Time to change this faulty thinking…
The first thing to get this process of positive thinking going is to focus on positive thoughts. The bottom line is… you are responsible for what you think, plain and simple.
In order to challenge negative thinking, you have to ask yourself a few things;
- Why am I holding onto these negative thoughts? W
- What is this negative thinking accomplishing or getting me?
- Do I feel good thinking negative thoughts?
When you finally analyze each of these questions and derive the answer that “negative thinking isn’t working for you“, then you know you need to embrace change when it comes to what you are focusing your mind on.
Remember, where your thoughts go, your energy will flow!
Now that you know you have negative thoughts and do not wish to engage them in prolonged thought process, you have to nip them in the bud. How do you do this?
The best way is to monitor your thoughts. Is that easy to do? Well, it may seem like a lot of work in the beginning, but only you know your thoughts and therefore only you have the ability to change them.
The best way to do this is through pressing the “delete” button. Each time you identify or become aware of a negative thought, instantly delete it in your mind.
If you have to, say “DELETE!” Saying this makes you aware that it is a negative thought that needs to be challenged and replaced with a positive one. Once you click “delete”, quickly replace it with a positive thought or a happy thought or memory from the past.
This process become easier when you work at it for at least two weeks.
In the second week you will notice that you are actually having less negative thoughts.
If you are still struggling, you might want to try a couple of hypnosis sessions and work with a trained hypnotherapist who can help you use post-hypnotic suggestions to replace negative thoughts whenever they pop up.
Challenging Thoughts is one of the fundamental topics I cover in my Confidence and Self-Esteem Hypnosis Program.
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