Switch Your Thoughts to Feel Good

learn2thinkFor many of us, feeling good does not come easy, especially on those days when things aren’t going so well.

However, as we have seen before, our thought vibrations affect what comes into our lives, so the first thing we need to do to make the day a bit brighter is to become aware of our thougts and shift them thereafter.

If you oversleep and then your car breaks down on your way to work, you will be tempted to have thoughts right along the lines of… “It’s going to be one of those days – an awful day for sure!

When you have a thought like this one, the vibrations you are giving out to the universe will be negative in nature, which will attract back a whole load of the things you do not want, in fact to make the day worse – because subconsciously speaking, that is what you are expecting. Later on, you may find that your meeting at the office was difficult, the waitress got your order wrong at lunch, and your boss called you into his office to preach over an error you made.

Therefore, as soon as something goes wrong, you need to stop any negative thoughts and immediately get into happier ones, regardless. Focus on something that makes you feel good — it could be a dinner date you had with your partner, the laughter of your child, your pet doing his silly thing, your hobby, or even the funny movie you saw last weekend — anything that will make you feel warm and happy when you think about these people and events.

Once you have replayed the event or memory, pay attention to your emotions. You will surely feel lighter and perhaps even discover a smile on your face. In effect, you have changed your emotions and are feeling in a much better state of mind. Now consciosuly think… “It’s going to be a great day!” and believe it. Your mindset will completely change as you raise your vibrations that will be broadcast to the universe to ensure that the rest of your day goes well.

If you are feeling really stressed and are finding it too difficult to change your thoughts with just a memory, try a little visualization. Go somewhere quiet and close your eyes. If you find it difficult to find a quiet place at work, take a bathroom break or go sit in your car for a few moments! Take a few deep breaths and try to clear your mind of everyday clutter. Think of a peaceful place where you would love to be; this could either be a place you know, such as a beach or park, or somewhere imaginary, such as by a mountain stream that just exists in your imagination.

Imagine that you are there; feel the hot sun on your face and the sand under your feet, or hear the gentle sound of water trickling over rocks and feel the breeze on your face. Spend a couple of minutes in the vision and then gently release it. You should feel much calmer afterward.

Here is a simple experiment I tried some years ago; when I used to drive to work, I hated the journey as it was usually pretty busy, there were snarl ups, road works, break downs – you name it and I was held up by it. It used to take me ages to get to work and I found myself tensing up even before I left the house. I expected to be held up every morning and to hit loads of traffic – and I was never disappointed!

I had just heard of the law of attraction, and decided to apply it to my daily commute, just for fun. Instead of feeling tense and upset while imagining all the hold ups I would encounter, I put on some relaxing music, and visualized having an easy journey into work. I imagined sailing through the usual busy spots, and felt confident that I would not experience any hold ups or broken down vehicles. I expected my drive to work to be smooth and quick. The amazing thing is it really worked! As long as I took this approach, the traffic was a lot lighter, no car had broken down, other drivers let me out at junctions and I started getting to work a whole lot faster!

You have probably experienced this when you are running late – every traffic signal appears to be against you, there are unexpected road works, you get stuck behind a slow moving vehicle, and find yourself becoming more and more aggravated! On the other hand, if you are running early and feel relaxed because you have plenty of time, the traffic is flowing freely, all the traffic signals are on green and there are no hold ups at all, because you are not expecting and fretting about them. Try my little experiment and see the difference in your daily commute!

If you have a particular meeting or appointment you are dreading, don’t run over it in your mind thinking of all the wrong things that will happen like the extra work that will be dumped on you. Always remember that whatever you are thinking and feeling is sending vibrations to the universe to match them. Instead, imagine the meeting going well, and visualize achieving the outcome you want – affirm it, assume it and then forget about it, and look what it manifests in return. 🙂

Have you had an experience similar to mine where you switched yout thoughts to modify your experience? How did it go? What results did you get? Please share in the space below. Thank you!!

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4 Responses to Switch Your Thoughts to Feel Good

  1. Tara March 28, 2017 at 5:47 PM #

    Great article. Thank you! The biggest challenge for me is to actually believe. When you say “it’s going to be a great day” and believe it, it is hard for me to convince myself that it will happen because at the time, something opposite might be happening. I guess I need to focus more on convincing myself. I hope to achieve it some day.

  2. Bela April 1, 2017 at 9:15 PM #

    I loved this post… to me, learning to tame my thoughts and not let them run wild has been the biggest challenge of my life. I am now learning to catch my crazy thoughts while they’re happening. Like you said, I think that’s a good way to start. Thanks for this good advise.

  3. Mike June 4, 2017 at 4:30 AM #

    That’s so funny. I was laughing out loud toward the end of your article because this has happened to me frequently. The green lights vs the red lights at every intersection. Wow. It’s amazing how this happens to so many of us. There is no doubt in my mind that our thoughts attract what we get. Great post. Thank you, Tammy!

    • Tammy June 5, 2017 at 6:40 PM #

      You’re very welcome, Mike! Enjoy!!

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