This post is a continuation from Part 1 that listed four of seven mindful, conscious habits that bring out the best in life. A conscious habit is a choice to practice, remain aware and take action in the direction of working wonders in your life and relationships.
Here are habits five through seven:
Habit #5. Positive Thinking
Take complete responsibility for the thoughts you think. Your thoughts trigger emotional states that have tremendous power to energize or de-energize your momentum. One of the biggest mistakes most people make in their thinking is to focus on what they do not want, what they lack, what’s not going right, and so on.
This is a mistake because whatever we put our thoughts on is emotional energy that expands.
Think of emotions as energy in motion, which means they drive and shape our actions. Always begin every morning, each activity or interaction with others with the end in mind, focusing on what you want to create. Sweep aside the negative clutter and define your purpose to begin today to fulfill yourself. Wherever possible avoid negative thoughts, and hanging around negative people, and actively seek to associate with positive people, committed to success instead. When you feel less recognized than you want to be, for example, shift your focus instead on “giving” more of what you want in your life.
Sports psychologists train athletes to think big, then act as if they have it in order to produce peak performance states. It works for you in the same way. Praise yourself for past accomplishments, take stock of your strong qualities and work to nurture and improve those that are underdeveloped. The sky is the limit, so think big! You have a purpose, and a mission in life — and your overall health and happiness makes your life work lighter, easier to achieve, and more enjoyable. Start smiling more and look to the positive side, or lesson, in everything.
Habit #6. Small Action Steps to Energize Momentum
Make your life easier by learning to turn your goals into small action steps. You will realize what you …