Much has been said about the power of positive thinking. It’s shown to offer a great many benefits for improving your overall wellbeing and health.
Positive thinking can help tremendously to relieve stress and anxiety. It can boost your self confidence and resilience. On top of that, it can do wonders for your immune system. All these things are incredibly useful to us at a time when our physical and mental health are very much at the forefront of our lives.
In this blog we’ll go over the reasons why positive thinking alone isn’t always enough. And we’ll find out how to overcome those issues.
Combining positive thinking with emotions
Imagine you just want to feel a little more happiness in your life. Using the idea of positive thinking, you decide to consciously create new positive thoughts and start thinking only happy thoughts. You may even use affirmations such as: ‘I am happy’, or ‘I desire happiness’.
To successfully bring more happiness in your life, you must feel happy as well. This means that on top of thinking positive thoughts, you’ll also need to create a physical feeling of happiness. You need to feel it before you experience it.
The more you connect your thoughts with your feelings, the more this can become a part of your identity, your new way of being.
Positive thinking alone isn’t enough
Unfortunately, when using positive thinking on its own, you might experience some very common struggles.
Your positive thoughts may conflict with your feelings. For instance, you might be thinking positively to bring more happiness into your life. However, if you feel it’s impossible to be happy, or that you don’t deserve to feel happy, it’s going to be an uphill battle.
As a result, it can take years to start believing these positive happy thoughts.
The likelihood is, that you’ll just give up feeling frustrated and believing nothing is changing.
Aligning your core beliefs
Another problem with positive thinking is that they only reach the surface level of conscious thinking. They don’t get through to the subconscious mind where our limiting beliefs really live.
In order to start feeling positive emotions, you’ll have to believe that those are possible to start with.
If you try telling yourself, “I am happy,” but deep down your core belief is that you don’t deserve to be happy, your brain will have to decide which one is true. When there is a conflict between your thoughts and beliefs, your brain will always take the side of your core beliefs.
When you want to harness the power of positive thinking, you’ll have to align them with your core beliefs.
The hypno factor
To create quick, effective change, you need to align your positive thoughts, with a positive feeling, and positive beliefs.
Hypnosis is a quick and effective way to connect with your mind on the subconscious level. The part of your brain where your core beliefs live.
Once you are connected to your subconscious, the real magic happens. You’ll be able to adjust your core beliefs so that they’ll align with your positive thoughts.
For example, if you want to feel happy, you must first believe you deserve to be happy. Then you can start to feel in your body how lovely it will be to feel happy.
As soon as you are able to believe that things can change, that you are worthy and deserving for change, the rest will easily fall into place.
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