There’s a lot of push and shove going on in your mind, and you’re the one who’s getting pushed around. Too often, your inner voice beats you up and forces you into a corner. And after it knocks you down, it doesn’t stop the assault. It just keeps pummeling you with more negative and depressing thoughts.
If you are going to break the back of negative thinking, you must do some pushing and shoving of your own. You will have to pump some mental iron and deliver a knock out punch to all the negative thoughts that have been giving you such a hard time. You are going to have to strong arm your mind.
What do I mean when I say, “Strong Arm Your Mind?”
It’s really quite simple. Instead of just sitting there taking mental abuse, you are going to strike back and give your mind a push in a positive direction. Instead of your negative thoughts pushing you around, you are going to start pushing back, and there are dozens of ways you can do it.
Although you may feel like you have puny mental muscles, the truth is you are stronger than you think. In addition, God is on your side, and He will give you all the power you need to win this battle if you are willing to take the fight to the enemy.
When negative and depressing thoughts start their game of push and shove, here are some things you can do to push unwelcome thoughts out of your mind.
1. Use Positive Graphics to push your mind in a positive direction. When negative thoughts raise their ugly head, immediately decapitate them with Positive Power Graphics.
2. Surf the Positive Thinking Network which contains hundreds of websites packed full of positive power.
3. Listen to inspirational messages from Dr. Dave on Positive Thinking Radio.
4. Look at photographs of your dreams. Visit PositiveGram and PositivePix to get started. The battle against depression is won on the battlefield of focus, and you need to focus on your dreams. You need to project your dreams on the motion picture screen of your mind. You can do this with still photographs or video footage. I looked at a picture of Bora Bora for years before I actually arrived there on my own yacht. Your mind loves to think in pictures, so give it something positive to look at. It will instantly push your mind in a positive direction.
5. Turn on Power Music and listen to the sound of your dreams. Visit Positive Christian Rock to listen to alternative rock band Too Many Drummers. Music creates an internal fireworks display that’s fun to experience. When you listen to music, your entire physiology changes, and you start marching to the sound of your dreams. Preselect music that pushes your mind in a positive direction. When the voice of negativity starts its assault, drown it out with positive music.
6. Listen to inspirational recordings. Positive Thinking Podcasts, Positive Christian Podcasts, and Positive Self-Talk contain hundreds of inspirational recordings that you need to have in your mind. Listening to inspirational recordings the first thing in the morning is like buying an insurance policy that guarantees you will have a good day.
7. Perform a mind transplant using a Positive Book. Underline positive passages in your Favorite Inspirational Books, and whenever negative thoughts start their assault, read through the passages you have underlined.
8. Write your way to a positive mind. Take a paper and pencil and start copying Positive Thoughts From Inspirational Books. The act of writing will focus your mind on the positive thoughts you are putting on paper.
9. Talk about positive things. Visit Positive Self-Talk to get started. What you talk about expands into your life. Discipline yourself to say at least two positive things to everyone you meet.
10. Love yourself as you are. Visit Real Power: Maxing Out On God's Love. God loves you and accepts you as you are, and you should too. If it’s good enough for God, it should be good enough for you.
11. Act as if you are a positive person. To become a positive person, you must do the things positive people do. You have to do it before you can feel it. When you act as if you’re a positive person, it’s not long before you become one. Practice doesn’t make you perfect, but it does make you more positive. Live as if you are a positive person and practice being positive each day of your life.
12. Live as if you are a forgiving person. Living as if you are a forgiving person is the only way you can ever become one. You have to do it before you can feel it. You must practice forgiveness until it actually happens. Practice doesn’t make you perfect, but it does make you more forgiving. Live as if you are a forgiving person and practice forgiveness each day of your life.
13. Live as if you are a loving person. To become a loving person, you must do the things loving people do. You have to do it before you can feel it. When you act as if you’re a loving person, it’s not long before you become one. Practice doesn’t make you perfect, but it does make you more loving. Live as if you are a loving person and practice being loving each day of your life.
14. Repeat positive self-talk to push your mind in a positive direction. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking is jam-packed full of positive self-talk that you need to have in your mind. Repeat the positive self-talk until your mind starts repeating it back to you.
16. Perform physical exercise. Vigorous physical exercise releases endorphins that have a mood elevating effect. For several hours after the exercise, your sense of well-being is unequivocally positive. The exercise doesn’t have to be vigorous; even moderate levels of exertion have a positive effect.
17. Go for a walk in the park. A walk in the park or a small hike can be a positive experience that cleanses the mind of negative thoughts. People who are shut-ins simply blossom when they get outside in the fresh air. Their world suddenly expands, and they feel as if they have been released from prison. It’s like the dawning of a new day or the onset of spring after a long hard winter.
18. Open your heart and mind to the Positive Power of God’s Love and get a completely new way of thinking and feeling.
19. Practice God’s presence each moment of the day. The power and presence of God in the world is love. Whenever you see love, you are seeing God’s hand at work. When you pass on God's love to other people, you experience God's presence and power.
There are plenty of things you can do to push your mind in a positive direction, and none of these things are high tech or cost a great deal of money.
Strong arming your mind is mainly a matter of self-discipline; you don’t need to be a genius or to talk to a therapist to push your mind in a positive direction.
When you feel down and depressed, you may be so overwhelmed by the voice of depression that you believe you can’t do any of the things listed above. And if that’s the case, don’t try to do them all; only do a couple of them. You’ll probably be surprised to find that after you do two or three, you will be able to work your way further down the list, and before long, you will start feeling better.
Today is a great day to strong arm you mind and give it a mighty push in a positive direction.
Dr. Dave is the Encourager In Chief of the Positive Thinking Network. He believes there are no limits. There are only limiting beliefs. Dr. Dave is committed to make a positive difference in your life. The wheel of change always turns in the direction of what you put into your mind, and Dr. Dave and the Positive Thinking Network have the resources to turn your life in a positive direction. It's time to develop a persistently positive focus so that you can have a consistently positive mind. It's time to change your world.
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ADDITIONAL POSITIVE RESOURCES
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God is love and works by love. The power and presence of God in my life is love. Every time I see love, I see God's hand at work. Every time I feel love, I experience God's presence and power. When my mind is full of thoughts consistent with God's love, my thoughts are healthy, and my mind is exactly the way God means for it to be. When my heart is full of emotions consistent with God's love, my emotions are healthy, and they are exactly the way God means for them to be. There is no limit to how good my life can become when I open my heart and mind to the power of His love. God loves and accepts me the way I am, but He loves me to much to let me stay that way. He loves me from the top of my head to the tip of my toes, and it does not get any better than that. For the rest of my life I will max out on God's love. Real Power: Maxing Out on God's Love is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.
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A persistently positive focus creates a consistently positive mind. The same is true of your self-talk. It must be persistent, positive, and specific to have maximum impact. Lack of persistentce has laid more dreams to rest in the cemetery of failure than any other cause. There is zero chance that you will succeed on your first attempt. If your dreams are great, You will fail again and again on your way to the top. Before you can be great, you have to be good. Before you can be good, you have to be bad. Before you can be bad, you have to try. Millions of people stop at try. Thousands get stuck at bad. Hundreds quit at good. A few go all the way to great. If you don't have persistence, you willl never make the trip from try to bad to good to great. Positive Self-Talk Red Book helps you develop a persistently positive focus so that you can develop a consistently positive mind. More than one-hundred Power Graphics contain powerful thoughts that you need to have in your mind. Positive Self-Talk Red Book is now available at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.
Although I like the feel of a paper book in my hand, I love trees even more. When people purchase an eBook, they actually save trees and save money as well. Ebooks are less expensive and have no negative impact on the environment. All of Dr. Dave's books are available at Save A Tree Bookstore. Visit the bookstore today and start putting good things into your mind. It's easy to fill your mind with positive things using eBooks. No matter where you are or what you are doing, you can pull out your smart phone or tablet and start reading. You can even use electronic highlighters and make annotations in your eBooks just like paper books.