The very first moments you wake up in the morning have a direct impact on how you face your day. Can you believe that before you even swing your legs off the bed and onto the floor in the morning, you have already determined your mindset for what is to come? It’s crazy to think that within the first two to three minutes of the day, you have to make the choice whether or not you will be ruled by the nagging little voice in your mind.
Mind blown, right? That is why it is so important to not only get rid of the negative thoughts that come into your mind, but to ELIMINATE them. And, when you do, just think about the freedom you’ll have from those thoughts of inadequacy and self doubt.
Ok, friend so let me ask you a question... have you ever woke up from a dream and then spent the first hour of the day trying to shake off that terrible feeling of impending doom? I’m certain I’m not alone here.
As we sleep our subconscious is working over time to process through our thoughts and emotions. As our body is getting rest, our mind is still working away, filing our experiences away. That is why it is vitally important to fill our minds with positive thoughts before we go to sleep, and as soon as we wake up in the morning.
Now, I have to admit that I am guilty of waking up and checking my social media first thing. This starts a massive negative spiral downwards. My motivation depletes which results in lack of productivity. Not to mention, I am not a morning person to begin with. I am training myself to wake up and immediately start my day with thoughts that will bring me success.
Our thoughts influence our emotions, our emotions dictate our actions, and our actions lead to a result. Sounds like bad news, and no one wants that. So, lets not only get rid of those toxic thoughts, but ELIMINATE them once and for all.
Here’s the good news. YES! There is good news my friend. Your thoughts are not you! Sounds simple enough. However, they do work to guard and protect you from harm. They are the mechanism through which your process past experiences and emotions. Picture them as a gateway or a body guard. So, yes - you absolutely need your mind to process what happens in your life. But, you definitely don’t want you thoughts ruling the roost.
Now, you may be thinking, ‘that’s great Andrea, but how do I get rid of these limiting beliefs?’
Great question! Honestly, it does’t happen overnight. In fact it’s a process of daily setting aside time to rewire your thought patterns. Get ready, because I am going to share something that will transform your perspective. We are composed of three things - a body, a soul (thoughts, emotions & will) and a spirit. But what happens is, when we only focus on the first two (body and soul), we allow them to dictate our wants and desires. So when we start having negative thoughts, it negatively affects our emotions and so on.
So, let me suggest what we need to focus on is our SPIRIT!
After many years of battling with my own negative mindset, I am more resolute than ever on making my spirit (who I will call ‘Real Andrea’) the boss. In doing so, I am committed to firing my inner critic (who I will call ‘Judge Andrea’). And, I want to encourage you to join me. For the next fourteen days (including today) I will be going live in a private Facebook Group giving away helpful tips on how you can daily overcome your negative mindset.
To help you get started on this this journey, I have written a Daily Mindset Guide with practical tools for you to begin rewiring your thought patterns. You can download your copy here, and get started right away.
Can’t wait to see you over in the Facebook group.