Happy November! This month, families across the U.S. will be gathering together to celebrate Thanksgiving. And while this holiday has mostly turned into an overindulgence in food, I encourage you to join me in reclaiming this holiday as an opportunity to give thanks.
Did you know that the average person has an estimated 70,000 thoughts per day?
Positive thoughts boost your mood and spirit, and tend to generate even more positivity and happiness in your life. Conversely, negative thoughts can create a domino effect of destructive energy. Falling into a spiral of negativity tremendously affects how you live your life and how others perceive you.
Take a moment to consider the thoughts that typically run through your mind. Are they positive and uplifting? “Today is going to be an amazing day!” Or negative and self-defeating? “I don’t have the energy to get through today.”
Many of us struggle with negative self-talk and limiting beliefs. Thankfully, you don’t have to accept the negative internal chatter.
Choose to switch to a happier perception and improve your thoughts. It takes a little practice, but soon enough, your mind will gravitate to the brighter side of life. Practice cultivating a positive mindset by surrounding yourself with uplifting people, taking time to reflect, doing good for someone else (more on this next month), and keeping a gratitude journal.
The last one is what we'll focus on in Firefly's challenge this month.
Join me in using the Three Good Things practice over the next three weeks to cultivate a more positive mindset. Sign up here to let me know that you're participating for a chance to win a Firefly journal!*
For the next three weeks, each night before bed write down three good things that happened that day. Also, write down your role in making them happen. Think about the impact these positive events had on your day.
In addition to shifting your thoughts to more positive and uplifting ones, gratitude can help you refocus on what you have instead of what you lack - cultivating an abundance mindset.
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.” ― Melody Beattie
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