Do you believe your thoughts create your reality? If so, what do you complain about often? We think we're positive, but research states that 70% of our thoughts are negative AND we have an average of 30,000 thoughts a day! For those of you who don't think you complain, think again. Your thoughts in your mind are full of complaints all day long.
We aren't as positive as we think.
I have been working on catching my thoughts for years now, and every day I find myself complaining within my head about myself, others, or my environment. Today I caught myself complaining about traffic, not having enough time, too many texts and emails, the price of a graphic designer, my schedule, the beach being packed with tourists this weekend, etc. I never said any of this aloud, but they were in my head. These are complaints.
However, each time I had those thoughts, I thought of something different or shifted to something good about the situation. I often remind myself of what my higher power is thinking? Often my higher power is laughing because it's not a big deal. LOL. Then I feel lighter, and I find the good in the situation or think about something better.
Start noticing your thoughts. There are so many of them, and you won't catch them all. But you need to start making it a practice. If you don't, then you're perpetuating realities that you have the power to change.
Arathi Ramappa is a certified executive coach, certified spiritual life coach, speaker, and management consultant who helps individuals thrive in life and business. Using the concepts of emotional intelligence, self-compassion, and mindfulness, Arathi has helped clients start their own businesses, develop leadership skills, diminish conflict in relationships, implement positive behaviors, and increase confidence.
Arathi offers one-on-one coaching and emotional intelligence and conscious principles workshops to organizations. She created the EASE approach to help others Explore, Analyze, Strengthen, and Empower their thinking to identify and conquer obstacles to success and change their lives and businesses.
With twenty years of experience in business management coupled with certifications in coaching and emotional intelligence, Arathi’s background as a serial entrepreneur and a veteran in the start-up space has provided her with extensive cross-functional knowledge that she can apply to any situation or client. She has managed teams globally in places such as India, Japan, China, Germany, Canada, Taiwan, Eastern Europe, as well as the U.S., and has worked with a wide range of clients including from the financial, healthcare, cybersecurity, and fashion industries, among others.
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