How to consciously choose positive and uplifting thoughts [a guest post by Kimbundance]

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We're going to have to stay positive on this one, team

Our conscious thoughts run wild as soon as we awake in the morning. ”What am I going to eat for breakfast? What’s the weather like today? When is that presentation due?”

These are the conscious thoughts that bombarded some of our most precious and powerful minds. These recurring thoughts build up in our minds and become just, “normal” thoughts.

What if we could change those numb thoughts and have more positive thoughts?

These positive thoughts are ones that help us throughout our life; they provide us with a beautiful present moment and an amazing future. I couldn’t stress the importance of starting the day with a happy thought.

Just as we can control the speed of a car, we can control the conscious thoughts in our mind. In addition, just as we driving is a privilege, so is it a privilege to think more conscious & enlightening thoughts in our heads.

Early Thoughts

Throughout many years of growing up, I wasn’t always conscious of my thoughts at all and I admit that sometimes my own thoughts were of:  judgment, sadness, resentment and pride.

In high school, I remember times when I would wake up in the morning and just play every single negative event that was going to unveil that day. Since our thoughts are so powerful, most of those negative thoughts were the ones that exactly played out. As a result, my body would get fed up with me and would present me with headaches. My body was signaling to me that my lacks of positive thoughts were ailing my body.

Somewhere towards the end of my college days was when I had my paradigm shift and for that shift, I am humbly grateful.

My paradigm shift

It started when my older brother introduced me to the book, “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne. After reading it, the words resonated with me like nothing I’ve ever read before.

I began noticing small things like the effects of quieting the mind and being grateful for small thing such as clean running water or my hands to type. Like any concept, this one made me wonder and ask questions so I did online research; I stumbled upon my favorites such as Eckhart Tolle and Louise L. Hay.

Those first years enlightened me for the rest of my life. I decided that from that point on that whatever I consciously decide to put into my mind will be investing thoughts that will better me today and an even better tomorrow.

Although, I am not perfect and I have to constantly remind myself to come back to the present moment and just think in terms of gratitude, bettering myself, those around the world.

Not only can your thoughts better yourself but they can better other people around the world. Our thoughts are like energy wave forms, so whatever positive or negative thought we think about others, I believe that it reaches to that person (in some way or form) no matter how far the distance.   

It is tough getting into this habit, especially when your mind wants to start thinking about the rest of your day.

Presently, I choose to think more positive thoughts as soon as the alarm sings in the morning, I remember to say, “Thank you Universe for this amazing day, I intend that everything so amazingly well today.”

Change your thoughts

If we want to see a positive change in your life, you must start by getting into the habit of consciously choosing uplifting & positive thoughts.

Quick tips to stay present & conscious:

Say, “thank you” for small things such as running water, the sunlight or to the person who held the door for you.

Place a reminder on your phone or car that represents positive thinking

Go out in nature and take three deep breaths; clearing your mind for just a few minutes

Humbly walk away when gossip is around.

Turn off the news and pray (or send light) for the negative events going on.

Staying consistent in any area of which you trying to excel at is highly crucial as well.

It must become a habit in which you repeat the process every single day. It isn’t easy at first; a lot of people can tell you that.

However, the long-term rewards and the changes that happen within you is very much worth it.

Kimberly [Kimbundance] Jacinto is a self-improvement blogger who was inspired to encourage other people through helpful tips and thoughts which begin to better us from within. Practicing thoughts of gratitude and abundance into her life has really changed the way she views herself and the world around her. Her intention for her blog is to encourage and uplift all of those who visit her site.  You can also like her page on Facebook.  Photo credit nawywawy.

Do you consciously choose positive thoughts? Or do negative thoughts run amuck in your life? Please share with us in the comments below.

16 Comments

  1. I try to consciously choose positive thoughts, but sometimes the negative ones take over. Completely. It’s a pratcice though, and at least you can start over right after. I definitely see the benefits of happy thoughts and gratitude, somehow things work out differently if we curb our negative reactions.

    1. Hi Joanna – thanks for your comment. I think it’s a continuous battle so we just have to keep sticking with the positive ones even if the negative ones creep in sometime. Maybe it’s spending more time in a positive place than a negative one – I’d say even 51% positive works:)

      Yes, our external circumstances are viewed differently and sometimes even change to more positive if we keep our reactions to life circumstances in check.

      Thanks for your visit and comment.

  2. Thank you for sharing Kim with us Vishnu ~

    This is such an empowering post! I have read a lot of self help books but none of them has helped me reach ‘thinking positively’ until I made a decision to do it myself~ piano piano everyday, consciously choosing the thoughts that would take the lead throughout my day.

    I agree with forming it as a ‘habit.’ I am unlearning a few things I have grown accustomed with for the past few years. I love what you wrote about ‘walking away from ‘gossips’ ~ we could do ourselves a favor by not receiving ‘blows’ such as this… I also agree with being ‘grateful’ to the minutest details, taking deep breaths and praying.

    Thank you ~ it is good to know that many are taking this journey. Lots of love!

    1. Nice meeting you Melissa and thank you for comment. I am so glad you made that decision to consciously choose your thoughts; you have such a wonderful soul & I’m sure amazing things will come your way.

  3. Hi Kimberly. Welcome to Vishnu’s blog!

    I wholeheartedly agree that positive thoughts outweigh negative ones all the time. I have seen the power of maintaining a list of things I’m grateful for – even after the space of 2 weeks, it easier for my mind to notice the positive (and also made the negative words of others CRYSTAL clear!).

    Books like ‘The Secret’ miss a huge part of the process out – which is around your actions. But you’ve covered this in your tips! Woo!

    One thing I would add though – sometimes noticing the negative in life makes it clear what there is to change. I’ve read many a blog post that advocate simply replacing negative thoughts with positive ones (I know you are not saying this) in the hope that the problem will be masked enough to go away!

    Great to see you here, Kimblerly!
    – Razwana

    1. Hi Razwana,

      Thanks for the warm invite.
      I agree with you on being able to notice the negative as well. Someone once said to me, “It’s discouraging when you think positive and you’re left with negative outcomes.”

      I think that yes, sometimes you’ll experience failure but who says failure is bad? That failure is fuel to trying again and being better than you were the last time. Perception is key – you can either get knocked down and stop or get back up again and succeed.

      Hope to talk to you seen again! Have a wonderful week.

    1. Thank you Wendy, you’re so kind! I know for me, I definitely need to go outside more but with this summer heat, I’ve got to wait until the sun starts to set 😉

      Hope you have a great week!

  4. Great guest post Vishnu!!! I’ve learned our thoughts drive our actions and attitude, either for the good or bad. I really like your points about having good and positive thoughts first thing in the morning.

    1. Thanks Dan and of course all the credit goes to Kim:) I’ve started adding some positive thoughts to start off the day as she suggested.

  5. Kim, your quick tips are the best. I’ve given up on watching the news indefinitely. I figure if it’s important, I’ll probably hear about it on Facebook.
    I’ve also taken positive statements and taped them inside my kitchen cabinets. It really turns your life around when you surround yourself with positive thoughts.

    1. Hi Keri,

      Glad you enjoyed the quick tips and stopped watching the news, those small things create a huge impact.

      Those small statements are a great idea too, I’m planning to put some in my closet so I can glance at them while getting ready in the morning.

      Hope to talk soon again. Blessings.

  6. Hi Kimberly….I just came across this blog for the first time and found your post. I agree that the most important point you make is that you CAN change your negative thoughts to positive ones. It’s not always easy but it is indeed possible. Then once we become aware of that ability it is only a matter of learning techniques that help to make it a habit…You offer some great suggestions in your “Quick Tips” that would not only help the beginner…but also help remind any of us who’ve been doing it a while. Probably the only one thing I think is even more powerful is the practice of meditation. Meditation is a practice that helps us focus and discipline our minds so that when confronted with challenges, even then we will remember that we do have the choice to follow either the negative or positive direction. ~Kathy

    1. Kathy – thanks for adding to the conversation. Absolutely, meditation is a practice that can help us be more mindful and in turn, be more positive! Making meditation a daily practice, brings so many positive thoughts and other positive attributes to our life. Thank you for adding to the conversation.

  7. Amazing Vishnu, read this blog at the right time… I even ordered few of the books of Eckhart Tolle and Louise L. Hay.

    Your blogs are really very inspiring and bringing my spirits up :-).

    Thank you once again…

    1. I’m glad you’re liking it. I came across a lot of the right books and blogs at the right time as well.

      I guess when we start asking the right questions in life, the right answers start showing up:)

      Do let me know which books you end up reading and which ones make the biggest impact on you.

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