"Rethink," and Joyce Meyer is also big on the idea of renewing the mind and reflecting on our thoughts. Hey, that is what Romans 12:1-2 is all about.
Last year, I started taking tangible steps to keep positive thoughts in while kicking out negative ones. I found out I give in easily to the negative thoughts when I am tired or hungry. Last night I was up real early, because I had two different meetings with two clients in town. By the time I got back home in the evening, I was exhausted, hungry and still attempted writing, but I ended up having a nervous break-down, crawled into bed and sobbed. All I could think about before I broke down were negative thoughts of how nothing was ever going to work out even if I worked hard enough. So untrue, but I let it sink in, and I was too tired to filter the thoughts out or replace them with good thoughts. The negative thoughts came regardless that two meetings earlier in the day were extremely successful, but my physical state robbed me of the strength to take charge of my thinking.
Wheew...I wrote in my journal this morning: When I am tired, I will rest. when I am hungry, I will eat. When I am stressed, I will do somethng fun and when I am discouraged, I will pray. No need trying to work on that chapter, finished a draft for a client or attempt to hustle up some business if my body and mind are not at rest and at peace.
Ever since the car accident in December...my body is protesting something and my mind keeps getting stressed. I am seeing different doctors, but I am seriously thinking of adding Yoga to my routine. SERIOUSLY!
I do much better if my thoughts are upbeat and positive .
Beloved, You are Loved Absolutely!