Looking Forward

As we come up to the end of one year and move to the next, it’s important to take a bit of time and decide what you want to take with you into the new year and what you want to leave behind.

Think about your current life and compare where you are to where you want to be. What’s in the way of you being where you want to be? Do you question your worthiness? Are you under valuing your skills? Are you doubting your competence? If you answer yes to any of the above, it’s time to release that.

Releasing Old Thoughts and Patterns

How we think about ourselves is often unconscious, so the first step in releasing those thoughts is to become aware of what they are. When you think about what you want, what is the first thing that comes into your mind? Is it a block about WHY you can’t have what you want?

When the thought is a block, figure out how that message got into your consciousness. Did your family say or imply that you weren’t good enough? Did a teacher or other authority undermine you?

Write that thought on a piece of paper and burn it. Every time the thought comes back to you, picture the flames eating it up.

Now, write down what a positive thought response would be to what you want for yourself. This is the first step in creating what you want for yourself. Own that positive thought. Make it yours! Post the new, positive thought where you will see it often every day. Post it in the kitchen, in the bathroom, on your pillow, in your car, and on your screen saver.

Over time, add replace other negative thoughts and feelings with positive ones, but do only one at a time.

This exercise takes time and persistence, and it will change your life in a positive way if you stick with it. Please feel free to contact me if you need encouragement or want help in reframing your thought.