How Thoughts Shape Your Life

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Our emotions are created by what we think. So our thoughts then also shape our reality. This is one of the reasons why, in order to improve situations in your life, it’s important for you to become aware of your thoughts and manage them.

We can create negative or positive feelings depending on the type of thoughts we have. When a thought pops up in our mind, it drives how we feel. Thoughts create our feelings about life and then determines the quality of life we lead.

Have you ever had a day when everything was going wrong? If you have, then you know that the negative thoughts that come into your mind afterward can be extremely destructive to your emotional balance. Thoughts such as “I’m stupid”, “I don’t have any talent”, or “everybody thinks badly about me” can really hurt you and affect how you see yourself.

Thoughts also create our view of the world around us. If we’re depressed, for example, everything seems depressing to us and we see the world as a dark place. Thoughts affect our way of thinking, how we act and react to everything around us. They determine whether we’re happy or sad, optimistic or pessimistic, anxious or relaxed.

Thoughts are so powerful that they can change us, our reality and the way we perceive things whether they are good or bad. Thoughts are like seeds that grow into trees. It can take a little time for them to grow, but once they do, the effects of what you’ve planted will be seen everywhere around you. And planting some new baseline thoughts can improve your life in ways you never thought possible.

Easier said than done, Elyse. Right right, I understand that. That’s why it’s a skill. Skills require practice. Changing our thought one or two times isn’t going to stick. The thought you planted has to be cultivated. It has to be taken care of, watered, and loved. It has to be shown belief. If you find all of the ways this believable thought is true, it begins to take hold. BELIEF is miracle-grow to a thought.

It will never take hold if we don’t believe it. If the thought you want to have doesn’t produce a feeling in your body, you don’t believe it yet. So then start smaller. If you want to believe “I am beautiful” and you don’t believe it yet, start with “sometimes I am beautiful” or even use other people as evidence to help you believe it. “People that look like me are sometimes beautiful”. Once you start believing this and practicing it for a couple weeks, you can bump up the thought to one closer to your goal – “Sometimes I think I am beautiful”.

This thought laddering is going to help you start rewiring old thought patterns you have into new ones.

If you want some help rewiring your thoughts, I can help. Set up a discovery call by clicking the link in my bio and schedule a time with me 🙂


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