When I first began working on mindset and thought work, I struggled with self-judgment, my inner self-critic was strong, and I thought vulnerability equaled weakness.
One of the things that has helped me transform my life experience and supported me on my health and healing journey is a concept I learned from one of my teachers, Louise Hay.
“It’s only a thought, and a thought can be changed.”
Initially I was skeptical, “We can change our thoughts? How?”
Despite being unconvinced, I gave it a shot and as I practiced new thoughts, I began to quiet my inner self-critic, and support myself with kindness and self-compassion.
I recognized that we truly do have the power to change our thoughts and it can change the course of your life. It certainly changed mine.
Here’s an example of how I am using this concept right now in my life. I am anticipating a situation in which there are unknowns and I keep catching myself saying, “I don’t think I can deal with this. I can’t do it.”
I don't like hearing myself say these things. And because I’ve practiced observing my thoughts and recognize how they create my feelings, and ultimately my results, I am able to intentionally, and lovingly, switch them to, “I can do this. I can handle this. I am open, ready, and willing.”
This is the power of your thoughts. You can either convince yourself that you can’t handle it or you can convince yourself that you can. Which do you choose?
“It’s only a thought, and a thought can be changed. I am not limited by any past thinking. I choose my thoughts with care. I constantly have new insights and new ways of looking at my world. I am willing to change and grow.” - Louise Hay
Your thoughts are powerful. Your thoughts have the ability to affect your mood, your behavior, and your outlook.
Often we live on autopilot and don’t realize what we are thinking. But once we become aware of our thoughts, we can better understand ourselves and this gives us a fresh perspective, offering opportunities for growth and discovery, self-care and self-love.
Alyssa, I care so deeply that you learn to let go of thoughts that no longer serve, and practice thoughts that are for your highest good and the good of others.
This is what I love teaching people to do. So if this resonates, let’s get you started. Email me to set up your free wellness coaching call.
Love, Your Wellness Coach,
P.S. Want to hear more? Listen to this week’s podcast episode 97, "Changing Your Thoughts."
November 2, 2022