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So we all know Negative Thinking is not allowed around here. One train of thought that often leads me into negative thinking is What If thinking.
You know how What If thoughts go. What if my new job is too hard? What if I the new neighbors are unfriendly? What if my friends don’t like the new guy I’m seeing?
You notice how these What If thoughts are almost always negative. Really, we should not even waste our brain power on these What Ifs. But that is easier said than done. So why not flip them? I mean, usually, there is just as good a chance that something good will happen as something bad. So for every negative What If thought I have, I am going to transform it into a positive What If thought.
Here are some examples of my Most common What If thoughts and the flipped thought.
What if I never get married? -> Flip: What if I marry the most awesome man ever?
What if my new supervisor is terrible? -> Flip: What if my new supervisor is super smart and approachable?
What if I am too old to have children when I get married? -> Flip What if I take good care of myself and have no problems at all conceiving when that time comes.
What if my yearly check up shows that I have some major health problem? -> Flip: What if my yearly checkup shows that my health has improved since my last doctor’s visit?
I could go on and on but I’m sure you get the idea. From now on when these negative What IF thoughts come into my head, I am going to flip them to a more positive thought. This will be good for my spirit and help me not worry about things long before I need to.
Can you think of any negative What If thoughts? How would you Flip it to a happier What If thought?