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 Creating Positive Change By Flipping Negative Thoughts

Positive thinking is a common habit that is encouraged by life coaches and therapists everywhere.  It is the difference between doing and becoming discouraged.  Taking a negative thought and flipping it is a valuable life skill.  Here are some common areas where thought flipping can be worth its weight in gold.

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Healthy Living

    This topic is the source of so much discouragement that weight loss companies have whole platforms based on positive thinking. When exercise seems impossible, then smaller goals are best.  Here are some examples:

“I can't do this! I want some pizza! I'm so hungry!!”

The positive flip:

    “Okay, yes, I'm hungry, but I can still have pizza I just need to show some restraint and stick to a slice. I'll pair it with a salad and drink some unsweetened green tea.”

    “I'm so tired, I don't want to exercise today.”

The positive flip:

    “If I walk just one lap around the block today, then I can rest. Some exercise is better than none.”

Choosing Happiness

    90{6d4aff0a40d9ce9f29c72141583e1f493a9852f12b112e946c808ec1e4b97ab4} of happiness is “choosing” to be happy.  When negativity invades our thoughts, then we need to stop and make a conscious choice to find the good.

    “I can't believe I just did that! I'm so stupid!”

The positive flip:

    “I made a mistake. The next time I'm faced with that decision I'll know what to do.”

Career Success

    If you ask most people, they will admit that they never planned on the career path they are currently following.  The majority of people seem to hate their jobs.  Negativity is a career killer.  It is a poison that invades the mind and limits any possibility of advancement.  Thought flipping is essential to keep morale up in a work setting.

    “Why am I always the one who has to clean up everyone else's messes.”

The positive flip:

    “I need to make sure my co-workers know how to do this in the future.  After all I will taking a vacation soon and they won't have me to fix this.”

 

 

    Positive thinking and thought flipping are important to advancing goals. When negativity rears its ugly head, then the only weapon is finding the constructive actions to improve the situation.  The next time a negative thought comes to mind, find a way to see the solution to the problem.

"You can not solve a problem with the same mind that created it " ~ Albert Einstein

2 thoughts on “Let’s Flip Those Bad Thoughts

  1. I guess my answer to that would be… Why is it so easy for me to flip my bad thoughts into positive ones? Ask yourself that and have a ‘go to’ positive thought to flip into. 🙂

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