As human beings, we tend to absorb more of the negative messaging of the world than the positive. Too often, we find ourselves trapped in a cycle of negative thinking. This can lead to projecting our negativity on those we spend our days with, including our children. In order to stop this cycle, it is important to have a plan in place before it starts.
Transformational Life and Spiritual Coach Tammy Coin explains, “A simple plan might include being fully present when speaking to each other and making a point to speak lovingly.” She suggests minimizing all outside influences, such as electronics, and implementing a habit of setting three positive intentions for the day each morning and listing three gratitude moments from the day each night.
“This type of plan is a lesson in mindfulness,” contends Coin. “Simply start by taking an honest inventory of your life and where you can begin to implement subtle, beneficial changes. The best foundation for resisting negative thinking is adding a mindfulness practice to your daily life. Mindfulness can be incorporated into literally every function of your life, from the most mundane tasks to a profound spiritual practice.”