Welcome to Day 3 of your 21-Day Challenge

Lesson 3:  Awareness

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Awareness – become aware of your thoughts and your thought pattern.

All of the doubtful thoughts can push us downward. The doubts can prevent you from getting where you hope to go.  Doubts can prevent you from being, doing, or from having what you want.  We have the doubtful thoughts a lot.

****According to some studies, on average 80% of our thoughts are negative and 95% are repetitive thoughts.

If we repeat those negative thoughts, we think negative way more than we think positive thoughts.

The only way to stop them is to first become aware.  What were you thinking?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapists have a term for it — ANTs (Automatic Negative Thoughts).

All negative thoughts are not bad, but most negative thoughts are useless. They only create imaginary drama in your mind.  Being alert can help you survive the doubt cycle.

Let us take a quick inventory of the thoughts you processed today.

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • What have I been thinking about over the last hour?
  • What about the last twenty-four hours?
  • Did I feel anxious, discouraged, afraid, or doubtful?

If you answered “yes” to the second question, you probably had thoughts that were negative or they contradicted what you want to experience.

Here is a technique that to stay on top of your doubts, so they don’t push you down into a pit of negativity, or a pit of depression, or a pit of no action.

Assignment: Do this exercise to break the negative cycle pattern.

Step 1

Take out a piece of paper or on your computer or mobile device.

Step 2

List every negative thought you have. Once you’ve listed everything down, don’t stop. Dig deeper and write more thoughts about:

  • Your fears
  • Your worries
  • Your insecurities
  • Your losses and regrets
  • Things that stress you out regularly

The main objective of this exercise is to get out all of the negative thoughts that are within our subconscious.  You don’t really realize that those thoughts are there until you become aware.