Keeping a positive mind-set is not easy and something I've always struggle with. I have learnt over the last few months skills through CBT on how to keep positive and not let the negative thoughts take over.

Shutting down the negative thoughts

Keeping a positive mind-set is not easy and something I’ve always struggle with. I have learnt over the last few months skills through CBT on how to keep positive and not let the negative thoughts take over. For some reason us humans especially women often hear a negative thought in our heads and never think to question it and we perceive it as fact. With CBT you learn to question these thought and recognise them, as sometimes they are so quick it’s hard to even pin point them until you become aware. When ever I have a negative thought like for example ‘I’m a rubbish mum’ What I do is question it, what is the evidence that I am a rubbish mum? How can I disprove it? It’s working wonders for my mind-set and it has shown me my life through a new set of eyes.

On Thursday I went to a workshop at The British Library in London ‘Turn your passion into pounds’ hosted by Vicki from the multi award-winning blog www.honestmum.com and Jessica Huie (MBE) a PR goddess. The evening was packed full of useful information and the panel of ladies giving advice was 5 star. It was so lovely to hear the passion in these ladies voices, whilst they told us their stories of how they started up on their own and became a success in their own right.

I left buzzing with excitement about the prospects of my website and blog, how I plan to grow it and how I can make it work for me. I have been thinking heavily on the workshop and why I have always had such a limited view of my abilities. I am forever questioning myself, when the only person who is holding me back is me. I am constantly held back by my own self-doubt, fear of failure and other people’s perceived opinions of me, but if I don’t try I have just failed anyway, so sod it, lets give it a go.

I will be continuing to push myself out of my comfort zone and not let the negative thoughts try to ruin my dreams. I’m passionate about what I do and want to help people, whilst I help myself to overcome mental illness obstacles, that limit me from achieving not only normal day to day things, but also my dreams. Any negative thought you have, shut it down, don’t believe it and do what you want to do. Life is too short and too difficult as it is without listening to these horrible little negative voices in our heads. We own our own happiness and we have the tools to succeed in life.

My aspiration is to have a website full of motivational posts, help and advice on postnatal depression and reviews from products I actually love and enjoy. I am ready to go and I am no longer scared of the prospects of my future.

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45 thoughts on “Shutting down the negative thoughts

  1. Sometimes that voice in our head is our own worst enemy as it’s far harsher than anyone else.. Good luck with making your blog the place you want it to be.

  2. Wonderful post. The voice in your head can be very load sometimes and it is not always easy to shut it down. But with some motivational help, it is possible! #globalblogging

  3. I am very shy so the negative thoughts and fears of putting myself out there are getting in the way, but I’m gradually growing in confidence. Well done for raising awareness that many people feel the same #GlobalBlogging

  4. I’m so happy to read that you are taking such positive steps to get in a good mindset. It actually made me feel a bit teary reading your post. I have negative thoughts, not loads but enough. Why do we do it to ourselves?!
    #globalblogging
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  5. I have never thought to actually stop and question a negative thought? That is such an interesting perspective!! I’m sure it brings a lot of introspection. Obviously it helps you to deal with the root cause. I sure am going to start questing mine!! I love reading your posts. I find them incredibly refreshing, honest and encouraging! Thank you SO much for co-hosting #globalblogging this week! It’s been great to have you!

  6. I love how you know the direction you want your blog to go and have a focus to drive it along. My blog is kind of anything goes as long as its relating to my life – so its a bit all over the place.
    You need to keep them negative thoughts down as you’re doing amazing and you ARE amazing lovely! try not to be so hard on yourself #globalblogging
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  7. I recently told a friend who is grieving the horrible loss of her grandson, and she went on and on about feeling fat, ugly and wrinkly. I listened, and then I told her in [ure tough love fashion, “Those are your easy feelings during this horrible time. Your goto feelings. Push them aside, lower the volume and grieve your loss.” She thanked me. We all need to find our volume buttons and tell that inner voice to shut the eff up! May you find your volume button swiftly. You are in control.#globalblogging xo

  8. Good for you lovely! Vicki’s passion into pound workshop sounds amazing. I’ve seen her promoting them previously but never been able to go. Now that im on mat leave, I should really try to get myself to one whilst I can. It sounds like it was a fab investment of your time and energy, its great that you took so much away from it. I’m excited to see where you take your blog next 🙂 Emily #GlobalBlogging
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