Your own personal architect
Let's talk about control...
There is SO much in this life that is out of our hands and that we truly have zero control over, yet we drive ourselves crazy thinking we do.
Have you ever stopped to think about what you do have control over? The truth it's actually not much, except for what is happening in your own mind.
Focusing energy on controlling your thoughts helps you to understand yourself better and also helps get the desired results in your life.
There is so much evidence to support the power of positive thoughts. When you choose good thoughts, it literally raises your vibration. You attract more positivity and opportunity in your life, and they are literally healthier for your body, mind and soul than negative ones.
Negative thoughts are like junk food, they feel SO GOOD to indulge in and are often the path of least resistance but at the end of the day, week, month, year, they leave us feeling empty, with lower energy, and attracting more negativity which then perpetuates the downward cycle.
Neuroplasticity shows us that what we think, do and pay attention to, changes the structure and function of our brains. Meaning that what you focus on expands.
Think of your thoughts as the architects of your destiny. When you choose ones that are positive, they help build and create the destiny and life that you're dreaming of.
Are you ready to take more control over your life?
Here are four simple ways to keep your thoughts positive and on track to building out the life of your dreams.
1. Surround yourself with positive people: We are the sum of the closest people to us. Take stock of who you spend the most time with in your life. Is their attitude positive or negative? How do you feel energetically around the people you spend the most time with? Do they raise you up? It's important to spend time with positive and inspiring people, because guess what, positivity is contagious!
2. Intentions: Setting an intention at the beginning of every day is a great way to refocus on creating positivity and striving towards your goals. Take a few minutes each day to write out how you want to feel.
3. Practice Forgiveness: Humans aren't perfect, and no matter how hard you try to think positively all the time, that just isn't realistic. When a negative thought comes in, begin to practice forgiveness and self-love. Be aware of the thought, forgive yourself, then let it go and strive for choosing positively the next time. Progress over perfection always.
4. Do activities that make you feel happy!: This may seem like a no brainer but I'm telling you, we often FORGET to do things that make us smile! Toss on your favourite tune and sing and dance around your kitchen, get outside and move your body, LAUGH, watch a funny movie... whatever it is that raises the corners of your mouth, do it often to keep the vibes high and the living fun :)
Samara Zelniker is a yogi, wine drinker, pet lover and travel junkie.