How to Flip Negative Thinking
Today remember that you have complete control over how much power negative things have over you . . . and that power can also draw positive things your way.
Feelings come up.
Negative emotions rise to the surface.
We are inclined to dwell the strongest on what feels the worst.
Guess what? You are in charge of the direction of your own ship.
Abraham Hicks talks about how dwelling on something for 17 seconds increases the chance that your happiness, your vibration and your experience of the world will be rewired into one that goes down the rabbit hold of negativity.
Here’s how the loop works: Moment or Memory of the experience –> painful emotion –> gut reaction to dwell and obsess over the negative experience –> continued return to the impulse to focus on the negative –> body re-experiences negative emotions –>Moment or Memory of the experience . . . etc.
This negative thought loop (‘stinkin’ thinkin’) treats your body badly. Not only does it pull you into a mental mess of confusion and fear, but it sends signals to your physical body that stress hormones need to be released. If you are constantly telling your body to release the stress hormone cortisol, you are not only putting yourself in a bad emotional state, you are lowering your body’s ability to fight disease and maintain wellness.
This is something you can take charge of RIGHT NOW.
Next time you find yourself focusing – dwelling – on something that makes you feel fear, anger or self-doubt, get in your own way. STOP your focus. Get in there before 17 seconds pull you under.
Say, “Stop. Do not dwell. Refocus.” Out loud.
See yourself swiping those negative thoughts out of the screen in your brain, just like you would swipe away something on your touch screen. SCHWOOP! GONE!
Take a deep breath.
Decide now that you are going to flip it.
Here is a prayer you can say for extra support:
“Thank you, God, for that experience and the lesson that I am learning from it. Please show me the lesson loud and clear. I release the negative emotions about what happened and ask that you take them into Your Light.
I will not allow it to define how I feel about myself or what I believe about the world today.
I fully and unconditionally accept myself and move back into a place of peace.”
Replace the negative thoughts with something that feels GOOD. Yes. You. Can. It only takes one second.
If you are having trouble, do this:
Pick up an inspirational book & read a paragraph.
Turn on a positive You Tube video for a short minute.
Read some inspirational quotes from Google.
Call your best friend and ask for a boost.
Express gratitude and let a smile warm your face.
By doing so, you have flipped the stinkin’ thinkin’ into something that is sweet for your mind, body and spirit.
You have called back in PEACE and JOY. This is your natural state of being. Be in charge of keeping their company.