“You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be.” Marianne Williamson
I’ll admit it. I was a bit naive.
I used to think the day was going to come when that negative voice in my mind would be gone once and for all. You know the voice that’s notorious for focusing on all the wrong things.
It continually tries to get you to worry about one thing or another. I call it the Chief Negativity Officer and its always quick to respond anytime something goes wrong or you have any doubts.
It says all types of things …
” Things aren’t ever going to work out.”
” Don’t get your hopes up. Every time you do that you just end up being disappointed again.”
” You’re never going to get where you want to be.”
“What are you going to do when things don’t work out?” (and so many other negative thoughts)
Well, I used to think that at some point the Chief Negativity Officer was going to vanish from my mind and go away permanently. But, now I have finally realized that the Chief Negativity Officer is going to pop up from time to time … especially on “those bad days”.
What I also realized is that if you’re aware of its patterns and what it tends to get worked up over, you don’t have to get sucked into its negativity. You can sit back and watch it cycle through worries, doubts and other drama. Eventually, it runs out of steam and quiets down when you manage it the right way and don’t buy in or believe its negativity. It’s like that great quote by Dr. Daniel G. Amen says,
“Don’t believe everything you hear – even in your own mind.”
What Works For Me…
The Possibility of Today:
1. Take a Morning “Time In”: Every single morning take 10-15 minutes and focus on the right thoughts. When your mind is focused on the the Truth and the good thoughts of your Extraordinary Side, the Chief Negativity Officer has less room to slip in with its negativity. There’s no room for negative thoughts when you’re focused on the right things. It’s like another one of my favorite quotes by Wayne Dyer explains,
“Initiate a habit of choosing thoughts and ideas that support feeling good and powerful, and elevate you to a higher level of consciousness.”
2. Calm Down Your CNO When It Gets Going: As soon as you notice your Chief Negativity Officer getting worked up (even just a little bit), choose to overshadow the voice and keep calming it down until it quiets down. It’s like catching a fire early on before it gets out of control. Take 10-30 minutes of “Me Time” and do whatever calms your mind down and relaxes you. Meditate, exercise, go on a walk, or do anything else that works for you.
3. Make A Good Deal With Your CNO: Think of something you really enjoy doing (hanging out with your friends, watching a movie, etc.) and then promise your Chief Negativity Officer if it behaves for the day then you’re going to do something fun. Making this promise to your CNO instantly calms it down a little. You also get to have some fun, laugh and treat yourself (which always helps no matter what you’re working through).
Here are 5 Simple but powerful thoughts for your morning Time In (#1 Above). You can also use these during the day if your Chief Negativity Officer starts acting up.
5 Simple But Powerful Thoughts To Have Today
Live Today Better Than Yesterday.