Thought Check, A Kaizen Vision Practice
Is your ‘thought theme’ strengthening you or weakening you?
To find out, I recommend doing a Thought Check.
Ask yourself :
- Am I feeling Good, Happy?
- Am I feeling Excitement?
- Am I feeling at Peace?
- Am I feeling Doubtful, Scared?
- Am I feeling Sad?
- Am I feeling Anxiety?
It is said that we have between 50,000 to 70,000 thoughts a day. It would be crazy for us to try to “think” about all of our thoughts.
We have new thoughts, old thoughts, random thoughts, reoccurring thoughts and we have thought themes.
For my single friends, their thought theme is about finding their life-mate. For my unemployed and unhappily employed friends their thought theme is about finding their next career. Lately my thought theme has been on having a child. Health, Finances and Future are other common ones.
The thought theme can be productive or destructive. The best way to determine if it’s a productive, worthwhile one is to …ask yourself :
Are my thoughts empowering me and supporting me in a way that I feel good?
Are my thoughts scaring me or causing doubt? Do they make me feel sad?
When our thoughts are weakening us we can choose an affirmation to help us change direction.
My recent thought theme has been mostly anxiety thoughts about having a child, so the affirmation I find helpful is “I choose peace, I choose trust, I choose God. All that unfolds for me is for my highest good and the highest good of all concerned. I trust in the divine.”
Another great affirmation to create more a more productive thought is:
“I am so grateful. I am so blessed. The direction of my career is unfolding perfectly it’s already happening.”
“ I am so blessed. My life-mate already exists and I’m so excited to meet him/her. I am so excited, I am so blessed.”
I’m also a fan of
“I am divine health personified. I am pure health and well being.”
Our thoughts create a momentum in whichever direction they are headed. If we do a “thought check” periodically throughout the day we can be in control of the direction we’re in. If our thoughts our destructive we won’t get a great result and we certainly won’t get a lovely journey.
When our thoughts are strengthening us we feel good. There is a feeling of excitement or peace about our thought theme (life-mate, career, future, health, finances etc… ) When our thoughts are weakening we do not feel good about it.
The best way to stay alert to you thoughts is to check-in with your emotions, do your “Thought Check”. Once we are aware, we can exchange the thought for a better one.