Mommy Survival Tip: Shift Your Beliefs and Thought Process to Reach your Goals
It's that time of year again! New Years Resolutions, Goal Setting, Re Focusing, Starting Fresh. Everyone has a different term for it, but it's our desire to start fresh with a new year. Change the things that were not working for us, focus on new things that need focusing on. So often though, we have the best of intentions, and somewhere things go off track. How can we avoid this? How can we stay on track? Here are some tips from my Life Coaching practice to help in making a paradigm shift in your thought process.
Sometimes one of the biggest things holding us back in our journey to personal wellness is the core of what we believe and our thought process. I am a victim of this myself. We as innately have been programmed by our upbringing and our environment to have certain thoughts or believe certain ideas, and by habit, we don’t even realize how this is affecting our personal well being.
The most obvious one that comes to my mind is the constant use of “I can’t”, this is such a common belief that many of us hold especially when regarding our movement toward our personal wellness goals. Ex.”I can’t seem find the time to exercise”, “I don’t have the time to prepare healthy meals”, etc…
One of the activities I have my clients work on is to begin to shift your early conclusions and thoughts toward a new belief. Eventually this becomes natural for you and the new belief will be your habit. Voila, causing you to change how you view things and conduct you life and react (or not) to your environment.
Here are some great examples of some shifts to begin making immediately. This new thought process won’t happen over night, but if you make an effort to catch yourself and replace your negative thought with a positive, it will come easier as time goes on. I just read somewhere that it only takes 18 days to form a new habit. Give yourself 18 days to work on shifting your thoughts and the rest will follow.
I can’t………………..I can
I am not good enough……………….I can do this
I can’t control my health and well being……………….I am in charge of my health and well-being
I can’t learn………………………….I am always learning
I can’t change……………….I am always changing and transforming myself
My body is made of physical matter………………My body is an energy field of endless transformations and infinite information
I can not control what happens to me……………I am the result of all the ideas and beliefs I hold
Suffering pain, sickness, and death are parts of natural reality………………We are not the victims of suffering, pain, sickness or death. Since I create my own reality, I can choose those changes and meanings I assign to them.
This is just a small list to give you the idea of some helpful shifts to begin making in your daily life to help guide yourself toward achieving your vision and goals for the new year.
You and ONLY YOU are in control of what happens in your life. It is all about how you choose to view things and learn from your experiences. When you fight against it, you will be stuck at an impasse and will have difficulty moving towards what you really want. You will realize that making positive changes will start having a huge impact on your life and what you want to get out of it.
Choose not to fight with yourself and your thoughts, but choose to learn from everything that happens and move forward. Don't resist the change, let yourself be open to what needs to happen for you to feel fulfilled with your life. Go ahead, take the plunge, start making positive changes in your actions and thoughts, you will be glad you did, I promise.
“It is the nature of a man….to protest against change, particularly change for the better”
Happy New Year to you all. I hope that it is a year of happiness and fulfillment. You only live once, it is worth it to live that life positively and with purpose.Don't be a victim of your own thoughts! Happy 2013~