That really sounds simple , but it surprises me when I talk to people and ask them questions like 'where do they want to go?' 'what do they think of themselves?' 'what are they capable of doing' . Generally most don't have an answer and if they do its quite a negative one.
Although I'm in the helping people business, I to am also a work in progress, we all are. Something I've been working with lately, well more focused on particularly, is what I am thinking about most of the time. Its funny I would say i'm positive, optimistic, for the most part. But my the majority of my thoughts were not in sync with that. The same way someone who swears they want to get fit, is unconsciously eating all the wrong foods. I was thinking all the wrong things , most of the time.
The common theme across the board with this kind of thing seemed to be set a goal of 30 days of monitoring your thoughts, and if you thought extremely negatively , thought about things that made you sad or even angry - and could not shake the thought within 30 seconds or think of something else or refocus.
You had to start the 30 days again. Harder then it sounds.
While I've done this , or something similar before, I felt my thought process needed a tune up. The same thing with our bodies, sometimes we need to hire a trainer, see a specialist, get some structure. The thing is with our thoughts, we're the only one that control what's going on in there.
So at first it was 3 days, then 7, then 16, and so on. Although if you've got something going on, a death, job loss, illness, this probably isn't the best time to attempt this exercise. (maybe it is) There are times when you are just arn't going to feel great.
But for no reason? and consistently? It's time to try something like this then.
The best part it while I was consciously taking control of my thoughts (and my energy and vibration) . Things were clicking into place , business, relationships, training , everything was just flowing more and more. Does that mean 'i'm cured' , no I still haven't done my 30 days yet so I'll keep working at it, and I have no doubt in 5 years I'll be attempting something similar to shake myself out of a 'rut'.
If somethings worth doing though its worth doing everyday.
Be nice , be positive , even when you do feel like it.
God speed. Fittsy.