Last Updated On: June 5, 2017
Would you believe me if I told you that you can improve your life drastically by just following a simple negative thoughts fast for ten days? Yes, ten days is all it takes to see amazing results!
You know that your life can go from suffering and merely getting by to happy and exceptional by focusing on positive thoughts rather than problems and the constraints of your challenges, but… how do you do that in a way that sticks over the long haul?
This “Ten Day Negative Thoughts Fast“, was created by Emmett Fox, a sought-after self-help authors and speakers of the early 20th Century. It is a real adventure and you can reap many benefits from it, but only if you follow the rules precisely. Here they are…
Ten Day Negative Thoughts Fast
1. You must be diligent
If you break any of the rules, you’ve got to start the ten days of negative thoughts fast over. To get the full benefits, it is essential to follow through and complete the fast in ten consecutive days. Notice the keyword is “consecutive.” This is because giving up negative thoughts is a little like taking an antibiotic. If you don’t take the full dose for ten days, your infection will not clear.
2. Become aware of negative thoughts
You’ve got to train yourself to recognize a negative thought immediately as it shows up. As soon as you become aware of your negative thought, decide not to engage in it. You should not remain in a negative thought and its emotional state for more than five minutes; and ideally, you’ll want to shorten the minutes as the days pass. Five minutes gives you plenty of time to become aware of what’s going on in your mind and put a stop to it consciously and on purpose. And, don’t forget… even one instance of lingering to a negative thought for more than five minutes will mean that you have to start all over again.
3. Focus on solutions
When you catch yourself having a negative thought, start contemplating possible solutions right away. This means that you’ll switch your negative thought into a problem solving mode. If you are like most people, you’ve probably had the same problems for a while, so this is your opportunity to experience change by switching your focus instead of dwelling on what’s wrong.
That’s it! Those are your 3 rules to follow for a negative thoughts fast. It sounds easy, but I must warn you… it is misleading. Don’t be surprised to discover how challenging it is to give up negative thoughts! Our tendency is to believe that worrying helps us in some way, but if that was true, why is it that your situation has not improved yet? When you’re faced with a negative thought (and you’ll have many in your lifetime!), your choice should be to direct your thoughts to possible solutions, even if they seem silly at first! Ask yourself, “What could I do to solve or improve this challenge?” The point is to immediately start focusing on possible solutions and positive options. You will notice that the more you ask yourself, the better answers you get because your brain builds new connections to find more alternatives.
When you do the negative thoughts fast for ten days, you’ll start forming the habit of identifying your negative mental patterns and switching them to a focus on possible solutions to your challenges. And if you choose to continue after the ten days are completed, the habit will become permanent and it’ll only require a minimal amount of maintenance. At the end of the day, it is all about conditioning and training your mind.
Remember, you’re learning to focus on solutions. Do you best to fill your mind positive thoughts regularly and there will be no room for the negative stuff. However, you might need several attempts to complete the full 10 day negative thoughts fast. In all honesty, it’s common to have numerous slips at first and a few others later in the process. Don’t beat yourself over it. Remember that everything that requires change takes time. Just realign yourself and make the best out of your thoughts. Don’t give up. The results are well worth it.
Will you try the ten day negative thought fast adventure? I challenge you to see if it doesn’t change your life! Start the process today and change your life for the better. Bookmark this page and come back to share your results. Can’t wait to hear!