A few weeks ago, we wrote an article that prompted more responses than almost any other article we’ve written over the past couple of years. It brought to light an issue I have repeatedly seen in client after client, one that probably holds more people back than anything else: Self-centeredness.
The article was not written for the mom who already has a plate overflowing, insinuating that she should somehow find it within herself to add even more to an already overdone schedule.
Rather, it was to prompt you to ask yourself: What am I spending my time THINKING about?
You see, even when you are serving others, you can still be focused on negative things about yourself and life in general.
I know. It was news to me too. I had never realized that thinking “lowly” of myself meant that I was still in fact…thinking of myself!
We all go through different seasons of life and in some seasons, our ability to volunteer or help others outside of the home may be very limited. However, I do challenge you to ask yourself what the “environment” of your mind looks like during this type of season.
If you’re still wondering if you qualify as being self-centered, take a moment to reread the statements from the last article, as they can be a very helpful starting point on your quest for better health.
If you answered yes to any of them, it may not be that you have to go out and add more to your plate. Instead, it’s very likely you’re not where you want to be because your focus is not where it should be.
The key is realizing that many of the negative situations we often find ourselves in are the results of negative thought patterns. When your thoughts are constantly negative, it is extremely easy for you to find fault with yourself and others.
In fact it’s not too difficult to determine if you could use a little fine-tuning. For example, if you find yourself frequently speaking negative things… Red alert! Red alert!
Because you can’t speak what you didn’t first think in your head, right?
So how exactly do you stop thinking negative thoughts?
Well for starters, be cognizant of what’s going on in your noggin’! Take your thoughts captive and don’t allow your focus to gravitate to the negative—about yourself or others!
To help you on your journey, begin by speaking these positive thoughts over yourself each and every day. They’re from a new presentation I did earlier this week entitled, “Change Your Mind, Change Your Health.”
The process is really quite simple. If you want to experience better health from the inside out, it all begins by understanding this very simple equation:
Healthy Thoughts = Healthy Mind = Healthy Body
And that’s a fact! 🙂