Greetings homeschooling self help readers,
Are you or your homeschoolers constantly bombarded by thoughts of negativity? Plagued by feelings of insecurity? Do you or any of your homeschoolers see everything in a negative manner? The reason for this lies deep within our hearts. We are what we mentally and spiritually eat.
If a person eats candy on a daily basis, odds are their body will be affected in some way. They may have liver issues, develop diabetes or incur some other type of health problem directly related to the amount of candy they have consumed. In the same way, a person who constantly feeds themselves negative thoughts will simply turn into a negative person.
This is the time to get you and your homeschoolers to go on a diet. A diet of positive attitude food. We have to literally stop feeding our minds negative things. Ask yourself is this thought negative or positive? What do negative thoughts in a homeschooler’s environment look like? Well, they start with can’t rather than can, no as opposed to yes, won’t instead of will. The Bible which is the greatest self help book ever written, speaks about taking every thought captive. The problem in our society has become that our thoughts have taken us captive. We have begun to let our thoughts control us.
A great way to know what we are negative about is to ask those people who are closest to us, which on a different perspective would be a homeschoolers parents. You can ask your spouse or another person in your life who really knows you how they would rate your attitude on a scale of 1 to 10. 10 being super positive and 1 super negative. Ask this person to be totally honest with you, for your homeschoolers take time finish this part with them. Everyone will benefit from the honesty even if it causes pain. Ask this person what it is that you specifically say that they perceive as negative, and address for your homeschoolers what they often say that’s negative. Write down the negative sayings and look at the actual words. Now is the time for everyone to be honest with themselves. These words are a reflection of what is inside ourselves. They are who we are. The great thing is that anyone can change. It is as simple as making a choice to do so.
Decisions must be made to replace the thoughts of negativity with thoughts of positivity. Decide what words will be changed to replace the negative words on the paper. Once this has been done, make an effort to insert these new positive thoughts in everyone’s mind. Everyone will begin to notice a positive change taking place in their lives. Your family, friends and co-workers will all notice it as well. They may not know what it is that is different about you, but they will know that you are not the same person that you were.
The items which are causing negativity in our lives could very well be the news, movies, or constantly replaying a tragedy in our minds and the list could go on. These things should be eliminated in our new mental health regimen to be a success. The news can be very negative and does not help someone who is trying to rid their mind of such thoughts. When we are feeding ourselves thoughts of death from a war or gunshot or car accident visually the outcome will be negative. I do believe there is a time to grieve over the death of a loved one. However, if a person constantly replays this negative event in their minds it can lead to depression. The person who has passed away is not coming back and we must close that chapter in our lives and move on to the next chapter. This is a difficult task which can only be done by making a decision to proceed with our own life, no matter how hard this may be.
Anyone in a homeschoolers environment can do it. Anyone can and will have a positive attitude, if we simply take the steps outlined above. We do not have to be what we were in the past. Anyone can be different in the future. The choice is always yours. I know you will make a positive one.
Always hoping everyone a continued positive attitude success…