Thoughts have incredible power to change your mood.  What you believe about the stressful situations you are facing today will impact how strongly you feel and the actions you are likely to take.  

If you believe you will fail, feelings of hopelessness increase, and you may be less likely to try.

If you believe you can succeed, feelings of determination will increase and you may be more likely to meet your goals.

A belief can impact your emotions in both positive and negative ways.  

This week, as you check in with your emotions and identify your feelings, take an extra moment to be curious about the thoughts and beliefs behind that mood.

 

TO HELP CHANGE YOUR MOOD, ASK YOURSELF:

Are you angry?  Do you believe someone doesn’t care about you?  Do you believe you won’t succeed at something? Check to see if these beliefs are true.

Are you anxious?  Do you believe something bad is about to happen or that you will fail?  Check the facts to see if these beliefs are accurate!

As you identify more of these hidden beliefs that are leading to emotional pain, you will be able to catch yourself and change your thoughts.  Turn your negative beliefs around, and your emotions will follow!

Experience is not what happens to you–it’s how you interpret what happens to you.

-Aldous Huxley

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