Positive Thoughts or Not?

“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” ― Eleanor RooseveltOur minds are always ON - especially if we are female.Our brains are just designed that way.Are you thinking positive thoughts?We have about 60,000 thoughts each day - that's about one thought per second during every waking hour. (No wonder we're so tired at the end of the day!) More surprising, though, is that 95% are the same thoughts we had yesterday...and the day before...and the day before that!Talk about a rut!It gets worse.80% of those recurring thoughts are NEGATIVE.Ouch!Do the math: That's 45,000 negative thoughts every. single. day.EVERYTHING we do as people, as parents... begins and ends with our thoughts.As Dolly Parton said, "We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails."YOU CAN adjust "the sails" of your thoughts.When you hear yourself say something in the negative - either in your head to yourself or to your child or your partner, turn it around.How?!Try asking yourself: "What do I want instead?"Instead of "Don't spill your milk!" Try: "Keep the milk in your cup."Instead of "Stop whining!" Try: "Use your strong voice."Instead of "I'm not good at that." Try: "I'm getting better at that every day."Join our parenting conversation at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/boysalive/


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