Sunday, May 12, 2013

15 Things You Need To Give Up!

Positive reminder
Positive reminder (Kara Newhouse)
by Joan Harrison

1. Doubting yourself

The minute you doubt yourself then you have failed, remember the saying "if you think you can you will, if you think you can't you've failed" You are what you think, so think only positive.

2. Negative thinking

Negative thinking gets you nowhere, employ a guard at the gate of your thoughts and equip him with a large sword, when negative thoughts come into your mind, your guard will cut them into tiny pieces. Imagination becomes reality, so imagine only positive.

3. Fear of failure

Number 2 applies here. If you think you will fail then you will. Your thoughts control every part of your life, so dismiss failure as a negative thought. Think only of winning and you will.

4. Destructive relationships

I have experienced a few of these in my time and particularly in friendships. Take a careful note of the five people you have closest to you, apparently you are measured by your five closest friends. Contemplate on what gift each relationship brings into your life.

5. Gossiping

This one got me into trouble on many occasion, I have given it up. Gossip surrounds us everyday and it can be difficult to refrain, it is better for your health if you stay outside of gossiping circles. Be aware of what you think and ultimately what you say.

6. Criticizing yourself and others

Criticism is negative and the purpose of these points is to dispose of negativity in your life. Remember when you point one finger at someone there are three fingers pointing back at you. As for self-criticism, why waste the energy? If you think negative about yourself then that is what life will give back to you.

7. Anger

An emotion that will cause illness if you nurture it. Anger has no place in your heart if you want to develop the spiritual part of yourself. Remember, if someone hurts you then they will suffer the laws of Karma, you do not need to hold anger it is a painful emotion that will take up too much space inside your head.

8. Comfort eating

When you comfort eat, you are trying to fill up a space inside. That space will never be filled with food. Discover what you are missing in your life, explore yourself and your thoughts and the excessive need for food or drink will be replaced by a more beneficial and healthier habit.

9. Laziness

Laziness harms no-one but you! You have been given the gift of this life and each day is a present, if you choose to waste even a second of your time being lazy then you lose. You cannot hope to progress in any field of thought, work, or relationship if you have a lazy attitude. Good things come from hard work and if you had not noticed, nothing is free.

10. Negative self talk

This is a waste of energy and takes too much effort. Whilst you are spending time thinking negatively you are missing out on the positives of life. Why give precious energy to this task? Ask yourself 'how does negative talk enhance my life?'

11. Procrastination

Putting off until tomorrow what you can do today is usually the result of fear. What are you afraid of? Feel the fear and do it anyway!

12. Fear of success

This seems a strange one to have on this list I know. Sometimes we can fear success and the feeling can come from childhood messages. If you want move on in your life, create new messages in your mind, change your outlook and observe what happens.

13. People pleasing

I was a people pleaser for most of my life, I learned as a child to do this thinking that pleasing people would make them like me. I was wrong. I feel much happier today putting myself first. Once I learned that other people could not bring me fulfillment, my life changed for the better.

14. Anything excessive

When you gain awareness of yourself you will notice your thoughts, your daily routines, your habits. Anything that is excessive can become obsessive behavior, again are you looking to fill a hole that can never be filled?

15. Putting others before yourself

I touched on this one in 13. You have to be number one, unless you have studied yourself along with your thought patterns and really understand who you are, then you will never be able to help others. Putting yourself first is not selfish, it is necessary to realize how important you are, this may be the first time in your life that you have been given permission to be selfish.

Remember everything starts with a thought, take note of the first thought that pops into your head when you awake, if it is negative, dismiss it and replace the thought with a positive one. This is a great way to start the day. Think positive, and live a positive life!

Joan Harrison is a highly qualified counselor & hypnotherapist, her site is where you will find tools to help your personal development, change your thinking and create the life you have always dreamed of having.

The subconscious mind needs constant nurturing with positive thinking to make the journey to a higher consciousness simple, Joan has studied the subconscious and its power and understands the huge impact positivity can have upon all of our lives!

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