Aren't they just positive thinking? No, they're not.
You just pretend everything's Okay? No, you dont.
We have thousands of thoughts a day! Scientist calculate up to 90,000 thoughts per day.
Everything we say to ourselves is an affirmation (whether it is positive or negative). Our thoughts, repeated and given the energy of emotion, are creative and therefore create our life experiences.
Here is a flip chart image from my workshop, The Magic of Believing in Yourself, to simply demonstrate how our thoughts create our feelings which fuel our behaviours and therefore our experiences.
Your beliefs are a combination of what you’ve been told about yourself and your experiences as a child. Psychologists say that by the time we are about seven years old we have already formed our beliefs about ourselves and the world.
But don't worry. It's okay. It is not a fait accompli. Beliefs, are thoughts that have become habits and as thoughts can be changed, we can change our unhelpful beliefs. The first step is to become aware of them, and to apply a process to question the validity of the thoughts and then turn them around. Using positive affirmations can help support you as you make positive changes.
Any behaviour that has an unwanted consequence, can be traced back to a negative belief. Getting to the core underlying belief can help you better understand your child and in turn you can help your child experience more good things and success.
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