DON’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU THINK
Why? Because our thoughts aren’t always accurate. In fact, they’re usually pretty pretty biased, and probably not serving us. Often, our thoughts are based on our past experiences, hurts, and feelings of inadequacy. The truth is, we have over 70,000 single thoughts during the day and most of them are NEGATIVE, they’re on autopilot, and not doing us any good. When we have so much negativity and untruths running in a loop in our brains every day, no wonder it’s hard to break old habits.
Yesterday, I posted some pictures of myself with my latest fitness program results on my Holistic Nutrition business page. I was pretty happy with them, celebrating eight weeks of hard work and hoping to inspire some other #womenover40 to think they could do it too, because if I can, so can they! Well, I had SOOOO many positive comments come my way. It truly filled my cup (if you were one of the ladies that chooses to support other women… THANK YOU! I wish there were more of you in the world). But, when I woke up this morning someone had dropped a negative comment in there as well, something about my face looking old. Of course, in typical fashion, that’s what I CHOSE to focus on. DUMB! ��
After spending WAY too much time dwelling on it and spiraling… Should I have filtered that photo? Should I get Botox? I realized that I have the power to change the script running through my head. I am choosing to STOP. Every time I think of that one comment, I’m going to be replacing it with, “I am so glad I have a supportive tribe of women that choose to #EMPOWER each other every single day!!” because THAT is true. THAT is real. In my online fitness communities that’s what we do. We help other reach our goals through fitness and nutrition, but it’s a #mindsetmission too.
Sometimes you just need to tend to your mental garden. Take some time to “weed out” the bad thoughts and plant some new #seedsofgrowth. Decide what you want to think. #CHOOSEpositivity over negative simply by changing how you think.
Learn More about Metacognition
Want to learn more about metacognition? Check Dr. Joe Dispenza on this topic