Have you ever had a song that you just couldn’t get out of your head? Did you notice that the more you tried to ignore it, the more persistent it became?
Same thing happens when you try to fall asleep, doesn’t it. The harder you try to shut your thoughts off, the faster they keep coming.
The reason is that what we resist, persist. Resisting being overweight, underweight, being broke, being alone, etc., only brings on more of the same.
Our conscious minds can only focus on one thought at a time. From this point on, when you hear your inner dialogue going on about your limitations, bad luck, unfortunate childhood, and you can’t do this or you can’t do that, recognize it for what it is – a habitual thought. Rather than wasting your time listening to it, analyzing it, justifying it, or fighting it, just let it go.
Acknowledge it, don’t fight it. Remember, what you resist, persist, and becomes stronger.
Then ask yourself why the exact opposite is true.
For example, if you find yourself thinking, “I’m always broke,” ask yourself, “Why am I so rich?” Keep asking that question. Don’t answer it, just ask it several times a day, for 42 days. This will become your new habitual thought. Whatever you think habitually will eventually become your new reality.
Same thing works for losing weight, healing your loneliness, improving your relationships, etc.
Now you know what to do.