Change Your Story
Write down what you want your life to be like.
How was the first day of your new way of thinking?
Did your day go any differently than usual?
Did you feel more present and active throughout the day?
When we make the decisions in our lives we feel just how important and powerful we are.
Since all of our decisions are governed by our thoughts, our thoughts are the first thing we need to examine and change for the better.
Famous author and life coach Eckhart Tolle writes, “ The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but thought about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking” / “Surrender to what is. Say ‘yes’ to life- and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you”.
Once we fix our thoughts to project the life we want, our actions will follow suit.
As was said before, this has to become a habit in order to work.
This assignment is continuous.
You are going to recite and visualize your new story to yourself 7 days a week, twice a day, and sometimes even more.
The best times to do this is in the morning before you start your day, or at night before you go to sleep.
When you do it in the morning, your visualization sets the mood and tone for your day.
If you start your day positive, you will continue on in that flow and be encouraged to do things in order to make those visualization more and more your reality.
It’s also important to do this exercise before you go to sleep so your thoughts and dreams are filled with the same kind of positive thinking.
And lastly, you can do this visualization at ANY point in your day when you feel those negative thoughts creeping up on you. Just take a moment, take a breath, and repeat your story to yourself.
The most important thing to remember is to not skip days.
Practice makes perfect, make this way of thinking a habit.
We are never truly done working on ourselves. It is important that we practice and grow within our practice every single day.
“Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.”
~ Benjamin Disraeli