We all have thousands and thousands of thoughts everyday. Have you ever noticed how many of those thoughts are negative? In honor of Positive Thinking Day, I challenge you to go for 24 hours without a negative thought.
Believe me, this is much harder than it sounds. It will require serious effort and honest commitment. To begin, pick a day and time to start the challenge. Use whatever tools you think will help you - affirmations, books, inspirational photos, etc. Once you start, you need to be on the lookout for any negative thoughts. If you have one, then counter it with a positive thought. Then you will need to reset the clock and start again. It may take you many attempts before you are able to go one whole hour without a negative thought. If or when you successfully complete one hour, you could up the ante and use the same process to go for 2 hours… then maybe a day, and so on.
Give it a try… the only thing you have to lose is your stinkin’ thinking.’ Remember that this challenge can be very difficult. If you have trouble with one hour, try a smaller time frame and then build from there. Keep at it, even if it takes a lifetime. After all, you will be making progress and that’s what counts. The fewer negative thoughts you have each day the happier and more successful you will be.
Let’s get as many people to do this as possible. Ask your family and friends to join you in this challenge. Share your stories and experiences here so that you can gain support and feedback from others.