Do you feel like negative thoughts are controlling your life? If you do, you’re not alone.
So many people go throughout their days plagued by negative mental chatter, yet they don’t know how to fix it. If you’re ready to take control of your thoughts, improve your self-esteem, and be empowered, you’ve come to the right place.
Negative Mental Chatter
Our thoughts can shape our lives.
What goes on inside our head can inform our decisions, the way we view ourselves, and how we see the world. When we’re in the habit of negative thinking, it can be easy for that to impact our confidence.
If you’re struggling with low self-esteem and looking for answers, there’s one thing you need to understand: you have the power to take control of your thoughts, you just have to unlock what holds you back from believing in yourself.
Are you ready to change your thoughts – and your life?
The Science of Positivity
Did you know that there is actually a gene that’s linked to optimism? Scientists noticed that certain positive traits, such as optimism, tended to run in families. This finding led them to research the idea more and they found that there is actually a genetic basis to optimism and self-esteem.
The OXTR gene plays a large role in the functioning of the receptor for oxytocin – the neurotransmitter that’s responsible for positive emotion. Further research found that when individuals had a certain variation of this gene, they were more prone to negativity.
While genetics can certainly be a powerful force, this doesn’t seal your fate! There are new ways that you can take control of your own destiny. Let’s discuss how you can release that negative mental chatter to unlock your confidence.
Practical Methods for Positive Thinking
If your goal is to start thinking positively and improve your confidence, then you’ve taken an important first step. Let’s discuss some practical things you can do to change your thinking and your life.
Choose Your Environment
It’s no secret that the environment we’re in can significantly impact our thoughts. Being intentional about the people in your personal community, the media you consume, and the energy you surround yourself with, can be an incredibly powerful way to change your thinking patterns.
Positive thinking is a skill that needs to be practiced, so consider finding people that will encourage you throughout that journey. You may not be able to control every factor in your environment, but there are certainly ways that you can set yourself up for success.
Develop a Growth Mindset
When you have a growth mindset, you view challenges as opportunities to grow and improve. Seeing the world through this lens allows you to not only forgive yourself, but also treat yourself with compassion and kindness.
By focusing on developing a growth mindset, you can encourage positive thinking and improve your self-esteem. If you find that you’re your own toughest critic, then it might be time to consider developing this mindset.
You might think that changing your mindset isn’t easy but there is a program in the SOS Method app called Unleash Possibility that you can find in the Focus & Productivity Category. You will learn how to face obstacles with a new awareness that recognizes the limitless possibilities in your life.
Focus on Your Self-Talk
Self-talk is one of the most powerful ways to grow your confidence. How you talk to yourself can dramatically impact the way you view yourself, so consider taking some time to reflect on the words you use.
When you’re reflecting on your self-talk, consider asking yourself these questions:
- How do you respond when you make a mistake?
- In what ways are you comfortable forgiving yourself? In what ways are you not comfortable forgiving yourself?
- What areas of your life do you feel you’re struggling in the most? How could those areas change if you adjusted your self-talk?
And when you need a little extra support listen to the “Thank You, I Love You” Special Formula Meditation in the SOS Method app under the Self-Care & Cleanse category.
Meditation is one of the most powerful tools we have when it comes to adopting more positivity and improving our confidence. Through meditation, we can get to know ourselves better, bring more balance into our lives, and even release pent up trauma.
If you’re ready to overcome what’s holding you back and develop more confidence, meditation should be one of the first strategies you try.
And there are many types of meditation, some will not be easy and so you need to keep trying the different techniques until you find one that works for you. I personally love the SOS Method Meditations – the music and the words help guide me so rapidly into another state of mind… and I really like things that are simple and that work so rapidly.
Our current society profits in so many different ways by bringing down confidence levels. From beauty offerings to gym advertisements, it can be hard to shut out all the noise and focus on who you really are – and who you want to be.
If you’re ready to become your own friend and boost your confidence, then consider trying one of the 7 Day Journeys in the SOS Method app. It will walk you step by step through positive behavior change towards a life you love.
Are you ready to change the way you view yourself, the world, and life? Dive into the SOS Method app today and you’ll be one step closer to clearing that mental chatter and living your dream life.