We all have so many thoughts going through our minds all day long. We worry about the future or dwell on the past. We may even allow self-defeating thoughts to impact our mind and body. What we say about ourselves has a big impact on our actions and feelings.
It’s a concentrated effort to keep a positive mindset. It also requires patience, because simply changing what we say or think isn’t going to immediately result in a positive outcome. For those of us struggling with anxiety, we may say “I am an anxious person” or “I have anxiety”. But what if we replaced those statements with something like “I am peaceful”, “I am love” and “I am OK”. These subtle, but powerful changes can have a big impact on how we feel about ourselves. This holiday season, take a little time to fill your mind with positive thoughts about yourself. Recognize the self-defeating thoughts you may be having and come up with a positive alternatives. When you are feeling good about yourself, your positive energy will shine through and the time you spend with your family members over the holidays can be even more enjoyable. May your holidays be filled with peace, love and joy! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!