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Daily Meditation. This is a variation on the traditional loving-kindness meditation. It teaches us to propagate love, trust and acceptance in our lives. It also teaches us focus, patience, awareness etc...Meditation Created By: www.OptimisticBrain.com Please Join Our Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/optimisticbrain Videos By: videos.pexels.com Music Composed B... ...

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#mindfulness #optimistic Goals... Setting your goals is not enough to reach them. You need to think Optimistic thoughts about achieving them. Too often we discount our abilities or we even fear success and these beliefs trigger negative emotions which in turn trigger actions that are counter to what that goal is.

Perhaps you are not really sure if you have the right skills? In this case instead of being disappointed by our lack of skills, you don't even try. In this case we have a fear of disappointment or failure; we are scared of being disappointed so we do not even try. When this fear is stronger than your desire to achieve that goal, your fear wins. The resulting action is to not take that next step to achieve your goal.

Perhaps you have a fear of success. You say things like "What if I get that new job or make that sale - what then? Will I really be able to handle that work load of the new situation? If I get this new goal then I have to set another one even higher - then what?" etc... In this case again, the fear of success is stronger than the desire to achieve your goal; your fear wins thus the action is to not try to achieve what you desire.

In both cases, focus on what you can do to reach them with small achievable and doable steps. Don't look too far ahead - that can be scary for some people. If you start to have doubts then take a smaller step which you believe you can do so your confidence builds.

Slow and steady wins the race. If you find you are procrastinating then look into your mind and find out what your thoughts are about your abilities, your ideas, your future, your success etc... Counter all your negative thoughts will balanced incremental Optimistic thoughts. Affirm your abilities to be able to adapt to any situation along the way and focus on the many ways one can achieve their own goals. There is never just one path.
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#mindfulness #optimistic Letting people just be... Do you find yourself always criticizing or correcting others? Do you tell people what to do ? Why?

If you look at your thoughts you are trying to show that you are smart and worthy of respect or you may also feel that you need to show your superiority and thus put them down by subtly showing how they are not correct or their thinking or actions are inferior in some way. This is just your insecurity manifesting in an action that is trying to make yourself feel better. What are you insecure about? Why do you feel like you have to show your competence and worth?

When you realize that indeed ARE smart and worthy and that you ARE respected then your need to act in this way will disappear and you can then let people be just who THEY want to be.

Say affirmations that reinforce positive aspects about who you think you are. Start slowly and work your way up the Optimistic ladder. Create balanced and realistic thoughts about yourself that are positive! You will start to buy into them and retrain your brain by undoing the thinking that you were taught in your past. It does indeed work!
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Daily Meditation. This meditation is a wonderful one that teaches us to "go with the flow" in our lives. It teaches us to release our need to grasp and avert our experiences. It also teaches us focus, acceptance, awareness, patience etc...Meditation Created By: www.OptimisticBrain.com Please Join Our Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/optimisticbrain Videos By: videos.pexels.com Music Composed B... ...

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#mindfulness #optimistic Every day is a new day... When you wake up in the morning you have the opportunity to "start over" again. Was yesterday may not have been the greatest of days - you have the opportunity to make today better. Every day is your chance to start over and begin again - trying to live the life that you want to live.

Meditation helps us realize and practice that it is OK to start over . In any Meditation practice we start over every time we notice our mind wandering away from the present moment focus - be it our breath or emotions or body sensations etc...

When we focus on our breath for example and we wander off, thinking about the past or future, we bring our attention back to our breath when we notice that we have wandered. This is the process of starting over and it helps us realize that starting over is OK. In fact starting over is part of life.

Give yourself a break and allow yourself to start over when you notice that you have wondered off your path. When you do this you release judgement of yourself. Congratulate yourself for noticing that you wandered. Start again. Today is a new day. Enjoy the process!
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#mindfulness #optimistic Thinking meditation... Today conduct a thinking meditation. This is when you start out by focusing on your breath and then make a mental note of all the things that come into your mind - watch your mind as it creates thoughts and just observe them. If nothing comes to mind then focus on your breath.

What this does is train you to be present with your thinking. Is it positive thinking or negative thinking? Make no judgement about yourself as you observe your thoughts. Just note your thoughts in a non judgmental way.

Perhaps you start to relive a story that happened in the past, then note to yourself "Ah that is a story from the past."

Perhaps you are worrying about something in the future then note to yourself "Here is a story about the future."

Perhaps you are judging someone then note "There is some judgement thinking."

Perhaps you are judging yourself for something that you said, then note "This a story from the past and it is a judgement story as well."

Be gentle with yourself and do not judge yourself for having any of these thoughts/stories. Allow them to be there. Many times they are generated by our WONDERFUL imaginations - that is the job of our imagination to come up with "stories".

By simply "noting" the thoughts your are taking the first step in distancing yourself slightly from the belief in your thoughts. When your belief lessens your emotions associated with those beliefs lessens as well.

Initially you may be put off by what you discover with your thinking. Many times our thoughts are so automatic we may not be aware of them so discovering them may be a surprise. Relax they are just stories that your imagination has created. Don't judge them and let them be; just a thought.
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#mindfulness #optimistic Actions... Did you know that your actions are taken (consciously or subconsciously or physical reactions) because of how you are feeling at that moment.

Your actions are ALWAYS taken to accomplish one of 4 things:

1. Continue your present good feelings.
2. Minimize or soothe your present bad feelings.
3. An attempt to create future good feelings.
4. An attempt to minimize future negative feelings.

In other words you are always trying to either maintain or get to a better feeling state.

Sometimes we are not happy with the actions that we have taken. Perhaps you rely on alcohol or sex or shopping or eating to sooth your emotions. Remember that what you are feeling is caused by the thoughts you are thinking (which you believe to be true)! If you want to change your actions you MUST change your thinking - beliefs about yourself and your life.

Changing your thoughts/beliefs can be done when you create balanced Optimistic thoughts about yourself and any situation and recite them daily. This will help implant them in your mind and change your belief system to a more balanced one. A balanced belief system will always trigger balanced actions.
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#mindfulness #optimistic Trusting others... Trusting others is achieved when you no longer define or tie yourself to any outcome. When you hing your self-worth to an outcome or are not confident in your abilities to handle any situation then you stop trusting others for fear that these outcomes may not be what you want.

Every outcome has some Optimistic outlooks. When you focus on positive aspects of your current situation and you begin to start trusting your own self and abilities, then there is no need to control your present surroundings. You are able to just go with the flow and trust not only yourself but others as well.

Reciting Affirmations, Gratitude Statements and Counter Points helps you retrain your brain to focus on Optimistic outlooks automatically.
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#mindfulness #optimistic Irritations... If you find yourself irritated by the smallest of things on a regular basis, then examine your thoughts when you feel this way.

Ask yourself "Why am I getting so irritated?" or "Why do I need to control this?" or "Why is that a concern to me?" What is my thinking process? Is this something that I need to have happen in order to make myself feel like I am worthy or that I matter?

This is a great way to unearth negative thoughts and only then are you able to counter these with Affirmations, Counter Points and Gratitude Statements. Without targeted affirming statements you may find that changing your thinking may take a little longer. Using general statements is great when you just cannot put your finger on the real issue.

Every issue comes down to 3 essential topics:
- Love in yourself, life and others.
- Trust in yourself, life and others.
- Patience with yourself and others.
When you address these underlying issues you just about solve everything.

Everyday say some Optimistic statements addressing your lack of self-worth, lack of trust in your abilities to handle any situation and breath and be patient knowing that progress will come soon enough.
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#mindfulness #optimistic Balanced Optimistic Statements... Many times we get impatient with our progress and beat ourselves up for thinking negative thoughts about ourselves or others (causing us to feel even worse). We do our Affirmations and Gratitude Statements and we want to feel instantly better. When this does not happen or we revert back to our negating thinking, we start to doubt whether this whole process actually works. YES it does work and you are normal for doubting it sometimes!!

There are 2 things to keep in mind:

1. When you attempt to change the way you process your life in a more positive manner, you are trying to change the way you have been taught to think. You likely have been thinking this way for many years and are quite skilled at it. You were trained to scan your surroundings and instantly pick out dangers; both potential social and potential physical dangers. Changing the way you approach any situation with a more Optimistic framework will take some time and patience is the key. It may take more time than you would prefer but rest assured progress is achieved when you are consistent and gentle with your daily exercises. Slow and steady wins the race!

2. When you come up with new Optimistic Outlooks (Affirmations, Counter Points or Gratitude Statements), the key is to create balanced and realistic statements. If you try to reach too far up the Optimistic ladder then you may trigger a "dismissal" response. This is where right after you say an Affirmation like "I am a wonderful person..." you instantly say to yourself "Ya right, that's not true - I am not a good person....I really am a bad person. This process is full of crap. It does not work anyway. Why am I doing this?" etc... If you find yourself doing this then dial back the level of Optimism. For example say things like "I have some good qualities, they are... or I do nice things for people from time to time... or I can see the good in some people and I can try to look for the good in more... or I am getting more comfortable with who I am... or Everyone is different and I have some unique qualities..." etc...

When you are gentle with yourself and patient with your progress then you can just relax and let yourself heal slowly. You WILL start to see some progress and over time you will see steady improvement in your thinking and feeling. You may find that from time to time you seem to revert back to old patterns - this is normal! Your "backward" slide will not put you back to square one and you will also not stay back for very long. Your forward progress will start again and you will move past this particular issue soon enough.
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation Feel your feelings... It is very important that you feel your emotions and allow them to be there. They are not to be feared or judged in any way. They are the indicator of your thoughts/beliefs.

As your meditate and observe your emotions, ask yourself "what am I thinking about right now that may be causing these feelings?" Then ask yourself "WHY do I believe that or WHY is that important to me?". Take that answer and ask yourself the WHY questions again. Do this over and over again do get to your root emotions, thoughts and beliefs.

Once you know your thoughts then reciting Optimistic Self Talk on a daily basis countering these negative thoughts/beliefs will help your detach from the belief in those thoughts. Once you lessen your beliefs you lessen the associated emotions.

Be patient and consistent with yourself and you will be amazed what can happen in just 30 days.
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation Control... Are you always looking to control your environment? Do you feel like you are constantly struggling to keep everything going? Are you seemingly in a constant state of anxiety or nervousness and what is going to happen so you are constantly grasping at trying to control what is around you?

All these feelings are the result of thoughts that you believe to be true. If you examine your thinking in these situations, you will see thinking like this: "I need to have things in order. I need to have people follow the correct process. I am scared of the unknown. I do not like disorder because I do not trust my abilities to handle what comes my way. I fear change and it makes me uncomfortable. ETC..."

If you examine WHY you are thinking these thoughts and having these feelings you will see that you are doubting your abilities. You are not trusting that things will be fine. You are not trusting that you can get help if you need to. You are not trusting that even if the events unfold differently than you would like, that you will STILL be OK and you will be able to handle the situation.

In order to counter these thoughts, start to recite Optimistic statements about trusting yourself. Come up with examples of when you were able to trust your abilities and things worked out just fine. Come up with examples of times when things did not follow a set plan but you were still able to come through that challenging situation.

Balanced thinking is the key and start off slow and increase the level of Optimistic statements as you go. Say things like "I have many people that can call upon if I need to. I have many abilities that will allow me to solve many situations. I have dealt with many difficult situations in the past and I can handle whatever comes my way in the future. I trust that life is a positive learning experience. ETC..."

Be gentle and be patient! This really does work!
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation What others think of you... Much of our discomfort stems from worry about what other people think of us. We worry about judgments about ourselves and our lives. We even make up negative stuff even if we have no proof.

What people think of you is none of your business! In many cases who you think is thinking of you is not and they are preoccupied with something else. They are also not thinking any thoughts even remotely as bad as what you are coming up with. It's your own insecurity that is causing you to exaggerate your active beliefs.

When you catch yourself thinking these kinds of negative thoughts ask yourself�� "Do I really know they are thinking this?" "Where is the proof?" "Am I 100% sure they are thinking badly about me? Really?"

Once you recognize that this judgement is only happening within your own mind, then you can create balanced Optimistic thoughts that replace these negative thoughts.

Over time, if you are consistent about shifting your focus to what is realistic and Optimistic then you will definitely see your mood changing for the good!
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation Lessening the discomfort... Some situations may cause hurt or discomfort. Maybe someone did something to you or something happened that you did not prefer. What happened has happened and you may not be able to be change the outcome at this moment. IT'S OVER! 🙂 Do you want to replay the event and feel badly or let it go and move on?

Focusing on the negative aspects will just ADD to your discomfort on top of the original hurt. Focus on slightly more Optimistic thinking will lessen the discomfort instead of adding to it.

Look at the event in another way... What have you learned from experiencing this event? Is there some silver lining? What else can you focus on that is more Optimistic? Are your negative perceptions really 100% accurate or are you extrapolating/exaggerating the events and thus making it more prominent?

The more you choose to shift your focus the easier it will become. Regularity and consistency is the key. Be patient and gentle with yourself. NEVER judge yourself as being bad if your negative thinking surfaces - just let it go.
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation Do the 21 day challenge - each day take 2 minutes and praise someone else in an email or text or phone call or face to face. Write out a small paragraph telling them why they are appreciated.

In fact you can use the 21 day challenge with any one of the exercises that we talk about regularly. Doing anything for 21 days (studies show) helps you to develop a habit. Once this habit is established you can easily conduct your exercises with regularity.

Give it a try. Be patient and kind to yourself should you miss a day here or there.
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation Focus now... Take 3 minutes right now and point out 5 things that are good with yourself and your life.

Do this after every meal or after each time you go to the washroom or each time you enter a new room throughout the day.

Regularity is the key and before long your mind will focus on what is good automatically. This focus on what is good WILL make you feel better and trigger positive actions. You will become motivated to do what you dream of doing because you have confidence and trust in your own self and abilities.
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Daily Meditation. This Gratitude meditation teaches is to focus on what is good around us. Many times we do not even realize that we are focused on what we do not want. This meditation also teaches us awareness, allowing, focus, patience etc...Meditation Created By: www.OptimisticBrain.com Please Join Our Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/optimisticbrain Videos By: videos.pexels.com Music Composed B... ...

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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation Mental exercises... Exercising Optimistic thinking is the same as exercising your muscles. You are training yourself to be more competent as well as making it easier to conduct these activities.

Consistency is the key to success. Letting up may cause the progress that you have made to diminish.

Cross train your brain by changing the exercises - meditation, affirmations, talking to your inner child, journaling etc...

Conducting Optimistic self Talk is real easy and does not take much time! Get into the habit of it every day and in no time you will see great results.
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation When you get up in the morning, before you even get out of bed, take 5 minutes and ponder some positive aspects about where you are.

Perhaps you have a real comfortable bed, a soft pillow, nice sheets. Also think about what you may be doing today and come up with some Optimistic outlooks about your days activities.

When you do this every day, you start to retrain your brain to become an Optimistic Brain because your training it to automatically think about and scan your surroundings for positive aspects. You are also setting the intention for the day.

Be realistic but positive about your Optimistic Outlooks and be gentle. If your mind wonders to negative thoughts no problem gently guide it back and start again. Just like when you Meditate and you catch yourself when you are not focused on your breath, simply guide it back to your intent. Starting over is NOT a sign of failure - it is a sign of commitment and resolve. Patience is the key to success.
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation What's your Story? There are many ways of saying the same thing. The one thing that everyone is in agreement on is the idea that our thinking needs to be changed if you want to feel better.

Are you aware of your own negative chatter? You need to "hear" what you say to yourself - especially the bad stuff. This is the key to changing it. What you don't know you cannot change. Do not be afraid of your thoughts - they will ultimately help you get to where you want to be.

Many things can help you identify your thinking - Write in a journal, automatic writing exercises, find one negative thought and then ask yourself "WHY do I believe that?" over and over again, Meditate and just listen to your thoughts as they come up, talking to a best friend and have them listen with you in order to give you feed back as to how you talk about yourself or your situations, talking with a counselor and have that professional help you identify your negative thinking is another way etc...

Once you know WHAT you say to yourself THEN you can start to change it gradually.

Start developing NEW stories or thoughts that you believe. It does not matter how small the change is. this will start to turn your thinking around. Slow and steady wins the race.

Just like changing directions of a boat that is headed upstream - it is difficult to initially change that course and you may struggle to do so at first. Change your course just a little bit at a time by pointing your boat downstream ever so slightly and you will build momentum to the change in that direction. Soon you will ZIP downstream with ease! It just takes a little time at the beginning to get that shift started.

Change your story TODAY!
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Daily Meditation. This is a variation on the traditional loving-kindness meditation. It teaches us to propagate love, trust and acceptance in our lives. It also teaches us focus, patience, awareness etc...Meditation Created By: www.OptimisticBrain.com Please Join Our Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/optimisticbrain Videos By: videos.pexels.com Music Composed B... ...

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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation Inner child... Some of us may have learned to process our lives in a negative manner from our childhood. One very effective way of undoing this negative training is to look at a picture of yourself as a child and say to yourself the things you wanted to hear when you were young. Talk to your inner child as if you were talking to a child you really care about and want to help.

Doing this exercise helps to shift the negative training that you once received and implants an Optimistic focus. When you do this regularly you will retrain your brain to generate thoughts of an Optimistic nature regularly and THAT will make you feel better!
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation Finding out where you got programmed...

Many people search in their past for that one event that lead to their negative thinking or a negative self image etc... Sometimes there are traumatic events that lead to these negative thoughts being generated. Once people identify these events then "presto" it is a first giant step for learning to let go and move forward.

Most of the time our negative thinking patterns have developed gradually and there is not one triggering event causing us to think the way that we do.

Either way you can start to think better about yourself and your life.

As you know, your thoughts that you believe to be true cause your emotions. If you want to change your emotions for the better you have to change your beliefs to reflect better beliefs. The first step in changing your beliefs is to release your current beliefs and this makes room for new ones.

Come up with Optimistic outlooks that counter these negative thoughts and work your way up the Optimistic ladder. Be patient if you still come up with negative thinking - that is normal and over time you will buy into them less and less and THAT is when your emotions start to get better and better. It is possible - just be patient and gentle and consistent.
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Daily Meditation. This meditation is a wonderful one that teaches us to "go with the flow" in our lives. It teaches us to release our need to grasp and avert our experiences. It also teaches us focus, acceptance, awareness, patience etc...Meditation Created By: www.OptimisticBrain.com Please Join Our Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/optimisticbrain Videos By: videos.pexels.com Music Composed B... ...

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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation Custom statements... Creating Affirmations, Gratitude Statements and Counter Points which are specifically related to your own specific negative thinking/beliefs work the best to counter these negative beliefs. In addition, Affirmations, Gratitude Statements and Counter Points that are balanced and realistic also work better to retrain your brain.

When you start off slow with slightly better thoughts and over time work your way up the Optimistic ladder, THEY WILL REALLY TAKE HOLD!!

The science is clear in that what we repeat we make automatic. Self talk is one of those things that are repeated constantly.

Regularity is the key. Be patient and gentle with yourself.
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation Finding happiness... Some people talk about finding their happiness. There is nothing to find. You always had it! IT IS WITHIN YOU!

Your thoughts (active beliefs) cause you to feel happy. The power is all within you and you don't have to search for anything external to make you happy.

Meditation helps us identify our thinking by taking the time to practice listening to our inner voice.

Once you know what your current thinking is you can then recite daily balanced Affirmations, Gratitude Statements and Counter Points which help shift your beliefs to NEW ones.

Be Gentle and be patient. You will start to see the shift in your mood when you do this regularly.
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation Sound of Music... Most of you have seen the film "The Sound of Music". In it is a song called "My Favorite Things".

Some of the lyrics are as follows "When the dog bites, When the bee stings, When I'm feeling sad, I simply remember my favorite things and then I don't feel so bad."

This is so true! Focusing on Optimistic outlooks or what is good in your life redirects your thoughts and that causes your feelings to shift! ALWAYS!
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation Bracing for the bad.... Have you ever heard of the expression "expect the best but prepare for the worst"? It is NOT a good tactic to live your life by! 🙂

Have you ever expected something bad to happen, say a death of a loved one, and tried to brace yourself so that when that event happens, you don't feel so bad? Then that event comes to pass and you still feel completely horrible? Most of us have tried to do this from time to time. WHAT a waste of effort and time.

The next time you find yourself in a situation where by you cannot control any outcome and are worrying and even bracing for the worst to happen, take a step back and BREATHE. Let go of the possibility of a negative outcome and just BE IN THE MOMENT. That is the only way you can prepare for anything. Being in the moment will start to release the discomfort of worrying about the future.

When you fear the future then ask yourself "What is it that I am fearing?" "What is it that I am not trusting?" Use the answers to these 2 questions to create more balanced and Optimistic Outlooks. Come up with new thoughts that address the fear in a realistic manner. Come up with new thoughts that indicate aspects of yourself or the situation that you can indeed trust. Likely your uncomfortable feelings stem from not being able to trust your own abilities - abilities that will allow you to handle any situation that may occur.

Recite these new Optimistic Outlooks to yourself on a regular basis. Write them down or meditate with them or say them to yourself while looking into a mirror etc.... Doing this on a daily basis will cause your thinking to shift and then your mood will shift as well.

This exercise will teach you to go with the flow of life more often and thus enjoy the journey.
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation Treat yourself to a date... One of the most important things you can do with yourself is to treat yourself kindly. You have to look after yourself FIRST before you can ever look after others.

If you find that you cannot treat yourself with "time to relax" or "kind thoughts" or "compliments" then you are in a place where by you think you are not worthy of these things. Why are you not worthy? Who taught you that you were not worthy?

WE ARE ALL WORTHY!

Change this thinking by coming up with more balanced thoughts. Everyone is worthy of kindness. Everyone is worthy of respect. Everyone has good traits. Telling yourself that you are worthy is the key to being happy and living a fulfilling life!

YOU ARE WORTHY BECAUSE YOU ARE HERE! YOU ARE ACCEPTABLE JUST AS YOU ARE!
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE PERFECT TO BE GOOD!
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation Acknowledging your thoughts and detaching from your negative beliefs...

As you go around your daily activities you may notice that for some reason you are not feeling great - irritation or anger or hurt sets in. This is your indication that there is an active story (either consciously or sub-consciously) swirling around in your mind. The belief in that story is what is causing your emotions.

See if you can try to get a glimpse of what that story really is and do not fight your thoughts. Do not blame yourself for those thoughts being there. Do not struggle to replace them and cling to the notion that they should never come back. RELAX!! BE GENTLE! SIMPLY OBSERVE the thoughts for a few seconds. What is the full story behind those thoughts?

Say to yourself "Oh! now that's an interesting thought/story." "That was a random thought." "Wow, that thought is colorful." " Wow I have a healthy imagination." etc... When you change your thinking like this you are acknowledging that the thoughts are there but you are distancing yourself from the BELIEF in that thought. You are starting to DEFUSE the story - making it less clear or solid. It's only thoughts that you believe to be true that cause your emotions - reduce/defuse the belief and you reduce the associated emotions.

WHEN YOU STOP BELIEVING IN A NEGATIVE THOUGHT IT WILL NO LONGER TRIGGER A NEGATIVE EMOTION! It may take some time to start believing a new set of thoughts. BE PATIENT!

If you do this regularly and gently you will start to see a shift in your mood.
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation I have said over and over again that thoughts that you believe to be true (your beliefs) always cause your emotions; good beliefs > good feelings; negative beliefs > negative feelings. These beliefs are active at the moment you have any emotions AND they can be conscious or subconscious. Sometimes it may not be that obvious what we are currently believing especially when we may have active subconscious beliefs.

I have also said that your feelings always trigger an action; an action that you think (at that time) will make you continue to have a wanted feeling or change your unwanted feeling to positive.

So, how do you change your beliefs? LOOK FOR PROOF! If you are searching to believe that you are lovable then write down things that you have done or said that demonstrate the validity of this new belief. If you are looking to dispute a negative belief then come up with examples to PROVE these negative beliefs are false. Take these proofs and recite them to yourself as affirmations or look at yourself in the mirror and say them or meditate using them as mantras or write them down over and over again for 5 minutes etc... After a few days, come up with even more examples of proofs!

When you conduct this exercise on a regular basis you will start to shift your beliefs and thus your feelings and thus your actions. You will be amazed to see how efficient this exercise is to do and the results you will get.

Be patient with yourself as you may have years of beliefs to undo. Don't worry it just takes a little time and consistency. When you start to feel better DO NOT STOP; continue on to really solidify these into your new mindset - your Optimistic Brain.
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#‎mindfulness‬ ‪#‎optimistic‬ ‪#‎meditation Change... Many of us have a problem with change. When someone wants to change something we worked on at work for example, we get irritated. When someone wants to change how we look we get upset or hurt. When we see a change coming in your lives it can cause stress (which is fear). There are many ways change comes into our lives. One thing is certain - EVERYTHING CHANGES on a regular basis.

There are 2 ways we interpret change that make us feel negative...

1. FEAR: We fear that ANY change to our current circumstances will lead to a more negative situation. When this happens we dig in our heals and resist the change. Whenever you are fearful you are experiencing a lack of trust in something. What are you not trusting? Perhaps you are not trusting that you can learn something new. Perhaps you do not trust your abilities? etc... Start with coming up with Optimistic self talk which addresses your trust issue .... trusting yourself and your abilities and others. Work your way up the "trusting" ladder with balanced Optimistic self talk and you will see your trust increase and your fear decrease and this fear of change will become less and less.

2. INADEQUACY: When we feel we are not good enough and change is suggested or presents itself, we click into an automatic conclusion that this change is because we need to improve an inferior "self". We think that the ONLY reason we need to change is to FIX something about ourselves. We are convinced that others are suggesting a change to a process at work for example, because we are incompetent at our jobs. etc... Come up with balanced Optimistic thoughts aimed at improving your self image and thus increase your opinion about your adequacy.. When this mindsets takes hold we are able to accept suggestions as suggestions and not as criticisms.

Given that change is constantly around us, HOW can we get better at accepting it and not fight it? How can we go with the flow instead of paddling upstream?

Just like with all other exercises once you come up with Optimistic outlooks countering your current negative assumptions, you can then recite them to yourself on a daily basis.

Over time you will start to see your beliefs about TRUST and SELF shift up the Optimistic ladder. This will make your emotions change for the better and that will reduce your negative reactions to change. You will start to see change as a positive and exciting thing.
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