Happy “Rest-of-2015!” How are the ‘Resolutions’ you made in January going? Still keeping them? If so, good for you! And if you slipped a little – it’s time for new ones.
We know we should work our body, both inside and out, so we can look good in that bikini! But how about examining your emotional core and giving it a cleaning? How about defusing some of those negative thoughts and beliefs that get in your way?
You know those thoughts – those recordings that lurk in your head and act as triggers for your behavior, causing roadblocks. Here are a few examples of negative beliefs that I often hear clients mention:
I’m really uncoordinated
I’m not creative
I’m not good enough
I can’t do ____- because people will think I’m dumb
No one really listens to my ideas
You get the picture. Something comes up for you to try, to be challenged by, or that you want to do – but then these core beliefs are triggered and act like a big guard standing in the way of you and your happiness.
They don’t have to stop you. You can work on diffusing these thoughts so that you simply don’t listen to them anymore.
You can allow yourself to think different thoughts – more positive and encouraging thoughts that will help you reach your goals.
Think about it – if you consider yourself ‘unlucky,’ you start noticing anything and everything ‘unlucky’ that happens to you. You become overly conscious of outcomes that you expect. The core belief gets confirmed.
You can change that. At some point you begin to realize you do have control over your thinking – just as you have control over scheduling your next Pilates lesson or what you will have for lunch.
Think of how good you will feel when that limiting belief is quieted! It will change the way you view yourself and will empower you in ways you didn’t think possible.
Now that’s a good “Rest-of-2015”’s Resolution!