The Greek philosopher Aristotle once remarked that it is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. The mastery of mental faculty is not the undertaking f complex rituals, it is simply recognizing of the thoughts that come and leave your mind. Although you cannot stop these thoughts passing from your mind, however, you can reduce the intensity of the thoughts by remaining attentive to them as they arise. But have you ever thought that these thoughts of yours become your words which ultimately turn into your actions? You must understand that thoughts shape your identity and help you become who you are.
You make your thoughts powerful enough to change the way you look at things, to build more positivity and optimism in your life. Following are the ways you can do that:
Focus on what you want:
The human mind can focus on limited things at a time. Unfortunately, it focuses more on obstacles and the things that you lack. But change your thinking towards these things and focus on what you actually want. You need to pay attention to what you want to achieve and who you want to become in life.
Begin your day with an inspiration:
It is very often that you get exposed to negative messages in the morning because of your smartphones. But you don’t know that the media that you consume disturbs your start of the day. You get pessimistic about everything that comes ahead. Therefore, it is important that you start your day with something inspiring just like learning something new. It will help your thoughts to be directed towards positivity.
Look for clarity:
Sometimes you are not clear about your own thoughts and do not know the answer of most of the things. Therefore, observe your own thoughts throughout the day and keep questioning yourself. Know exactly what you want and what kinds of thoughts are not helpful in reaching your goals.
You must train yourself to be grateful for things that you have. Think about the people who are a part of your life and the abilities that make you strong enough to keep going. Be grateful for every morning that opens up a door of various opportunities for you. Also thank God before you go to sleep for every good thought that came into your mind.
Change your thoughts the internal locus of control:
Most of the people blame the outer circumstances for everything that happens. But if you change your thoughts that you are in control of making your own life, it will not only increase your happiness but will also increase the overall wellbeing.
Be careful with your words:
Your words play a very important role in your life because they influence the actions that you perform. You must avoid the words that make you feel pessimistic, instead, use words that help you move forward.
Replace unwanted thoughts with desired ones:
Sometimes you just think of getting rid of the negative thoughts but it feels they get stronger in your mind. It is because the human mind naturally focuses on things that create trouble. But if you replace these thoughts into the ones that you desire, it will change the entire direction of your thoughts and you will see a positive and powerful change in thinking.