You mind holds thousands of thoughts, but there is no proof because every one of your thoughts is invisible.
Some scientists estimate that we have anywhere from 14,000 to 50,000 thoughts per day. They also estimate that only about 5% of your thoughts are new. The rest are old repetitive thoughts.
I’m not sure how they’ve estimated the number of thoughts, but here’s a simple calculation:
Hours you are awake = 16
Minutes you are awake = 960
Seconds you are awake = 57,600
If you have one thought every four seconds you would have 14,400 thoughts. That’s a lot of thoughts.
When I posted this on Facebook one of the responses was
“I’m simplifying my life. I’m now down to 4 thoughts a day!”
If most of those 14,000 thoughts are repeated thoughts, I wonder how many of them are positive?
Generally when you repeat your thoughts, you are repeating your worries and fears.
Think of the last time you worried about something. Did you worry only once? Probably not. You worried over and over.
If you could wave a magic wand and make a change today, wouldn’t you want to be more positive?
Learning to be more positive is easy. It takes little physical effort. It is totally free. You can be more positive anywhere you choose.
It’s important to change your thoughts and your habit of thinking. So learning to be more positive also takes practice.
When you are in the process of learning how to be more positive you must first be aware of your thoughts.
Take some time today and notice your thoughts. Are your thoughts negative? Or are you thinking positive thoughts?
When you are focusing your attention on those positive thoughts, you are thinking about what you want. It’s as simple as that.
The best thing about being more positive is that you also feel better when you are more positive.
How do you make yourself feel more positive? Share your techniques below: