Positive self image begins with the way you see yourself as an individual, and it is an
“It’s not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life, it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the most power!” ― Robert T. Kiyosaki
important aspect to maintaining your overall health. The perceptions, and thoughts you attach to yourself will create the self image you live with.
Although it can be difficult to stay in a positive frame of mind continuously, you’ll discover that your life can become exceptional by focusing on positive solutions instead of the stressful feelings of your challenges.
Practicing positive thinking techniques like the 10 Day Negative Thought Fast, is an excellent way to work on improving your self image, and self-esteem which leads to a more confident you.
“The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else.” – E.E. Cummings
The 10-Day Negative Thought Fast was designed by self-help author Emmett Fox, who is considered one of the best speakers of the early 20th century, and it’s a powerful self image technique available to you.
Although this post is about improving your self image, The 10-Day Negative Thought Fast is a powerful personal development technique you can use in other areas of your life.
10 Powerful Steps For A Positive Self Image – The 10-Day Negative Though Fast Challenge
These are the rules you will follow:
1. If you break any of the other rules, you automatically start the 10 days over from day one.
To get the full benefits, you must complete 10 consecutive days. Giving up negative thoughts about your ability to accomplish your goals, your body, or any limiting belief is somewhat like giving up an addiction. Addicts have to stop using completely, otherwise they haven’t truly quit, and in this challenge you’re required to commit to positive self image thinking only.
2. You cannot focus on a negative thought or remain in a negative emotional state for more than five minutes. Ideally, the time should be much shorter. Five minutes should be plenty of time to recognize what’s going on and put a stop to it. Remember, even one instance of lingering for more than five minutes means starting over.
3. You must focus on solutions to helping you build up your self image. When the negative thoughts start, the idea is to immediately start contemplating possible solutions or reinforcing your positive traits. Spend your time resolving challenges instead of focusing on them.
“It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.” - Robert H. Schuller
If you’re like most people, you’ve probably had the same self image challenges for quite a while without resolution. It’s time to try something else instead of dwelling on what you believe are your flaws. This sounds deceptively easy, but you may be surprised how difficult it is to give up negative programming.
We tend to think that worrying helps in some way. But you’ve probably been worrying about a lot of things for a long time, and they haven’t improved because of that exact focus you place on the things you dislike about yourself.
When you’re faced with a negative thought about yourself or your ability to accomplish your goals, the best response is to think to yourself, “What am I most proud of in my life?” The point is to immediately begin focusing on your best qualities.
When you ask a good question, you’ll receive good answers. Over the 10 days, you’ll begin to form a habit of immediately recognizing a negative mental state, and then focusing on resolving what you feel negatively about. Use positive reinforcement for every negative thought you have.
Continue the process until the 10 days are completed, and you’ll develop a permanent habit that will only require a minimal amount of maintenance. You might need several attempts to complete the full 10 days but you will create a positive self image that will allow you to live without continuous doubt.
It’s common to have numerous slips on day one and then a few others later in the process. Refrain from beating yourself up over it. Remember, you’re focusing on improving your self image.
To shift your focus away from negative thoughts is to ask yourself positive questions like the following:
* What’s great about today?
* What do I like the most about this?
* What am I most proud of?
* What am I most looking forward to?
* What am I grateful for?
If you’re filling your mind with positive thoughts, there’s no room for the negative stuff to creep in, and since we can only consciously think about one thing at a time, make the most out of your thoughts when you think about yourself.
Give this 10-day adventure a try, and if you complete the process it will change your self image, and your life.
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