You CAN let Go of Negative Thoughts! Use this technique whenever you feel anxiety, fear, panic, in times of stress or nervousness etc.
You have the power to take yourself out of "that" place and bring your attention to this moment!
Follow these Steps:
1. Recognize when you are having a negative emotion
2. Recognize the thought that is stirring the emotions
3. Let go of the thought by coming back to the present moment
Try this exercise: Close your eyes, we are going to scan the room and our surroundings. Take a deep breath and slowly:
Listen – What do you hear?
Smell – What can you smell?
Touch - What do you feel your body touching? What are your feet touching? Feel where your body is having contact with the floor..
See - Open your eyes. What do you see? Just use one words to describe eg. Table. Blanket. Window. Etc.
Breathe - Take 2 deep breaths and smile.
Open your eyes, look around, you are here in this room - you are safe! There is nothing here that is going to harm you. In this moment, all is well, there is a natural flow and a quiet peace.
“Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.” -- Chuang Tzu
When we get out of our heads and let go of our negative thoughts, our breathing slows, the sense of urgency is released and we realize that everything is okay. We are surrounded by goodness and abundance in every moment.
Enjoy! Embrace your Life!
Kelly McIntyre M.Sc.