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It’s an Inside Job

May 6, 2012

Negative thinking can become a crippling, debilitating habit and can create a myriad of negative feelings including depression, anger, and anxiety.  It can isolate you from the people you love the most causing even further negative feelings.  It can affect your physical health by creating stress in your body.  Negative thinking is painful, can make you feel trapped in your own life, and can cause feelings of hopelessness and futility.   It can even lead to suicidal ideation or suicide attempts in its most insidious form.  Some examples of negative thinking include:

  • I never have enough (money, time, love, attention)
  • I’m too (old, young, dumb, fat, broke….)
  • I am damaged or incomplete because of the things that have happened to me in my past
  • People always take advantage of me, I am a victim
  • If he/she would just__________, then I would be happy
  • I am not a good (wife, husband, parent, friend)
  • I am not strong or worthy enough
  • If people knew who I really am they wouldn’t love me
  • My feelings, opinions and dreams are not important
  • No one really appreciates, loves, or cares about me

Your contentment is an inside job and no person, place or thing has the power to stand in the way of your happiness, your joy, and the life you desire.  When you become accountable for and take ownership of your own life, you begin the process of moving forward and quickly!

Accept that you create your reality through the habit of your thoughts.  Make a conscious decision to practice positive thinking. When you find yourself thinking or speaking negatively, pause, take a deep breath and choose positive thoughts.  Some examples of positive thinking are;

  • I have enough, there is plenty to go around
  • I am enough, I am healthy, happy and whole
  • I am creating an amazing life
  • I am taking responsibility for my present and future
  • I am a wonderful.…(wife, husband, parent, friend, etc)
  • I am strong and worthy
  • I love who I am becoming
  • I have everything I need right now
  • I am doing my best in each moment
  • I am worthy of respect, trust, and love

The benefits of positive thinking are endless.  Positive thinking can become an uplifting, motivating habit and can create a myriad of positive feelings including joy, love, and contentment.  It can create a stronger connection to your family, friends, and peers creating a sense of belonging.  Thinking positively supports physical, emotional, and spiritual health and can make you feel productive and in charge of your own life…..and of course, don’t forget, Optimists Rock!!

Copyright 2012   Robin B. O’Grady



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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Sara Marez-Fields permalink
    May 15, 2012 5:41 pm

    Just so you know, I forgot to do any spiritual readings this morning. So I thought to myself, where can I get a dose of positive reading? I then went to my favorites on my computer and went to your site. Thank Robin for having your message their waiting for me!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • robinogrady permalink*
      May 15, 2012 10:17 pm

      I am so glad you thought of me! My day is always a little off when I don’t make the time first thing to get plugged in…good on you for turning it around!….Robin

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