In January, we talked about paying attention to the positive things in your life. This week's challenge is the same idea: Whatever you feed grows.
This week, let’s continue to feed the positive by eliminating negative self-talk and words from your life.
How many times in a day do you engage in negative self-talk? "I can't do this!" "My hips are too wide!" "I'm too slow a runner!" And how often do you complain about other things? "My husband never puts his dirty clothes in the hamper!" "My mother-in-law calls too
early in the morning!"
We all do it, and it can be a hard habit to break!
ACTION PLAN NO. 13
Purchase or find rubber bands that fit comfortably on your wrist (not too tight). Give yourself a little visual (and physical) reminder of this week’s challenge. Put a rubber band around your wrist and wear it like a bracelet. When you catch yourself in a complaint or negative thought,
give the band a tug. SNAP! SNAP! This will snap your train of thought right back to your new positive reality and break a bad habit. Additionally, it is much cheaper
than therapy and very effective.
When you stop negatives thoughts, you have no choice but to focus on the positive. By feeding the positive, the good stuff grows and grows.