Research shows that approximately 87% of the things we say to ourselves about ourselves are negative, self-destructive, and undermining. This negative self-talk leads to a self-fulfilling prophecy – what we tell ourselves creates a mindset which makes our self talk come true. Optimists know that – sometimes, people know it naturally on a subconscious level and seldom need positive self-talk ; other times, people become optimists through deliberately practicing positive self-talk.

When first diagnosed with celiac disease a lot of people, me included, have a woe is me attitude. I mean let’s face it, you have to completely change your diet and the way you eat. A lot of your comfort food is now off the table, and if you continue this way of thinking, you may even become depressed.

Negative thoughts can lead to depression and they increase your stress levels, and we all know that stress can kill. If you constantly dwell on negativity start changing the way you think today.

If you want to change your mind set to be more positive your first step is to get rid of your negative thoughts. It’s so easy to let things get the best of you and before you know it you’re feeling depressed and downright miserable. The truth is that the more you give in to your negative thoughts the deeper they become. So how do you break free from this?

It’s difficult to overcome negative thoughts but if you follow the steps below you’ll be able to free yourself from this way of thinking.

Your health can affect your mindset and exercising can be a great stress reliever, and doing yoga is a great way to achieve this. Yoga will help you relax and can free up your mind. Meditation is another good path to take, along with just allowing yourself time to relax. When was the last time you took a hot bubble bath and just relaxed?

The simple act of trying to smile more often will make you feel happier. Plus you will begin to attract the attention of positive people. If you make an effort to surround yourself with positive thinkers you will automatically become one too.

If you have been using sympathy as a way to draw attention, then stop this immediately. Instead start taking responsibility for your situation and make an effort to change it. While your circumstances may not be totally your fault, only you can do anything about it.

When was the last time you helped someone? An act of kindness can go a long way and can make you feel wonderful and important at the same time. Plus the person you helped will be grateful for your help and your generosity.

There are many essential oils that can help promote feelings of well being and happiness. Wild Orange is one, Lemon is another.

One of the most helpful tips I can give you is to write down your thoughts. Make a list of all the things you are grateful for. You may be surprised at just how many things you have on your list. It might be helpful to write down your negative thoughts as well. Then you can tackle each one, one at a time and take steps to improve it.

Want to talk about your feelings, or would like to live life with a more positive attitude? I have a new program coming out soon called “A Lighter Life”. It is a year long program and will eventually become a part of my membership. More to come soon. Or if you want more information on using essential oils, you can Contact Me.