So what and why would you want to rewire your thoughts?
Getting Rid Of Faulty Wiring
In a nutshell, we want to get rid of our negative self talk. But what is that really? Self talk is what we tell ourselves on a regular basis usually stemming from our sub conscious mind. Most of the time we are not even aware that we do it, which is the first step to rewiring our thoughts. We must become consciously aware of what are sub conscious is telling us. Stuff like” I didn’t get that promotion because I wasn’t good enough” or My parents were right when they said I would never amount to anything anyways”
We almost all do it and half the time we do not even realize it! We are going to change that!
Don’t worry with a little practice and daily self awareness this is very doable.
The Analogy Behind It All
Think of your negative thoughts as a string of tangled and broken Christmas lights. In order for you to put them on the tree and make them sparkle and look beautiful you first have to untangle them. So Let’s imagine our negative thoughts as that tangled wire with broken bulbs.
First comes the untangling: This is were we start to pay attention to our millions of thoughts per day.
So let’s get started.
The easiest and fastest way I have personally found is with a notebook and a pen. Carry it with you throughout the day. Consciously start paying attention to yourself and your mood.
Start writing down anytime you start telling yourself .
“I am not good enough”
I am too heavy I should not have that ice cream”
I am not pretty enough or my figure isn’t slim enough for that outfit”
Anything like that, anything negative.those are just examples. They all have an impact on our self-esteem.
The point of this exercise is only so you can become consciously aware of what our sub-conscious is telling ourselves on a daily basis.
Does not matter if you only come up with one by the end of the day, it is a start and it does take a little practice to do.
As we start to become aware of our self talk, the effect on us starts to change as well. Whereas before it might have put us in a moodier place. But now as we start unraveling and untangling. We begin to feel light and like that string of Christmas lights we are able to once again move around a little better, a little freer.
Remember no need to rush we are not on any time limit or schedule, sometimes it will take time to untangle our thoughts after all like those Christmas lights they have been in storage for at least a season sometimes longer.
It is however a very important step, we can not fix those broken bulbs until we have the room to do so.
Then we can start to repair or rewire our thoughts to sparkle.
Only The Beginning
In the next few posts I will be going over some other ways in which to rewire your thoughts.
I like to look at negative self talk like a bad habit, and like all habits bad or good it takes time.
Scientifically they say at least twenty-one days for a habit to form whether bad or good.
Please pat yourself on the back for a job well done. This is one of the first steps toward transforming yourself into a more positive and worthy you!
A little treat for taking the first step and thought.