In today’s episode, I continue on from Episode 52 last week, to talk about a few ways you can eliminate toxic thoughts. I summarize key points I’ve read from Jenny Allen’s best-selling book that talks about how our thoughts shape our lives. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed by challenges in life and oftentimes thoughts control and affect our behavior.  I want to remind you that letting our thoughts spiral out of control won’t help us, and instead, we should try to eliminate our toxic thoughts. Change your thoughts, change your habits, change your outcome.
 
  • Why are we having toxic thoughts? Knowledge is power, so what is triggering these thoughts and how can we address and acknowledge them (4:07)
  • Tip #1 – Acknowledging what triggers the toxicity can also help determine if the fear or toxic thought is real or fabricated. Once that is established you can then let go (6:40)
  • Tip #2 – One way to address toxic thoughts is to do a “Tangible Act.” Rachel explains how writing a letter directed to some of her anxieties and thoughts helped her release some of that toxicity (8:49)
  • Tip #3 – Focus on new and better influences. Surround yourself with positive people and allow that energy to transfer over (12:03)
  • Tip #4 – Distance yourself from toxic and negative energy. You can also situate yourself in nature and allow the outdoor to provide peace  (12:31)
  • Tip #5 – Connect with others and forge meaningful connections. This allows you to prevent yourself from ruminating in toxic thoughts and allowing your loneliness to make you feel sad (14:07)
  • Tip #6 – Choose thankfulness. Rewire your brain and mindset to focus on more positive aspects of life and expressing gratitude (15:42)
  • Tip #7  – Center yourself in Christ. In instances of despair and sadness, remind yourself what would Jesus do? (17:06)

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Episode 53: Eliminate Toxic Thoughts Part 2

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