What’s on your mind? How is your attitude? What are you talking about? What are you saying to yourself?

Do you even know? Do you know if your thoughts, conversation, self-talk and attitude is mostly positive or negative? The answer will be evident from your outcomes.

Nobody likes being browbeaten. What would happen if a person continually picked on another? The person being picked on would gradually cower into the background and confidence and self worth would be depleted to a point when they may feel too scared to do anything. So often, this is what people are doing to themselves without even realising it! This is what you are doing to yourself when you choose to punish yourself with negative self talk. Negativity such as fear, blame, doubt, excuses, punishment, procrastination, will have a harmful impact. What you focus on, grows. If you are often having negative thoughts it’s likely that you are limiting yourself and stopping yourself from achieving your goals and dreams.

Happiness will come from happy thoughts, which may be much easier said than done, especially during challenging times. However, when you catch yourself being negative, consciously choose optimism and turn your attitude around. Compliment yourself, recognise progress, have loving and good thoughts for yourself and others. Have an attitude of gratitude and talking kindly about others opposed to gossiping is much more fulfilling. You will change your life for the better when you change your thinking for the better. Take charge of your thoughts, overcome negative thinking and reach for the stars!

As a mother, being positive not only benefits you but also those around you – especially your children. Don’t underestimate the influence you have on your family and friends. It’s not much fun being around a negative Nelly!

This week’s challenge:

Consciously be aware of your thoughts, conversation, self-talk and attitude this week. Is it mostly positive or negative? If you catch yourself out being negative, do something physical to help you be aware of how often you are being pessimistic. Eg: do a squat (lower yourself down to a sitting position and get up again), or swap your watch to your other arm, etc, each time you catch yourself out. If you choose a squat, or run on the spot, or push up etc you will certainly know the next day how negative you’ve been! It also makes others around you be aware of their negative mindset – because they’re bound to ask you what you’re doing! Get your family involved, but make sure you’re the role model by leading a good example!

If you find yourself focusing on the negative, and need some help to turn things around, a quick and easy way to get back on track is by being personally guided through a step by step process by doing a Mothers Toolkit Coaching program. You will gain insight into your current challenges during your initial consultation, and get a simple, achievable plan to gain relief from your situation through the program!


  • It does take a conscious effort to do this. With the right attitude, take it in small steps and rewards will be obvious


  • I am not saying positive things to myself. If I’m feeling down, I’m thinking negative, which doesn’t help


  • This a very positive that will definitely help a lot of people including me.
    What frustrates me a lot if when relatives ask for help which 99% I am able to help them but on occasions it would be helpful if they would compromise with me. I nearly always “give in” or I wouldn’t see the little ones for months on end.


  • I try and be positive all the time. Sometimes the situation and/or the people around me prevent this. But I usually pick myself back up again


  • Negativity gets you nowhere. I prefer to be positive and when negative thoughts dare to visit they get evicted quick smart! ;)


  • Being more aware of yourself, feelings and triggers sounds like a useful thing!


  • I am a natural Pollyanna – have never been negative in my life.


  • I generally have a negative attitude due mostly to the bad things that have happened to me in my life. I don’t quit though, I keep on climbing


  • It can be hard but it is important to think happy


  • I really appreciate posts like this. I can get into a negative thinking rut so challenging it is important.


  • Seeing the glass as half full is so much nicer than half empty. :-)


  • I know I have too many negative thoughts….


  • Much more fun being positive.

    • It can be much more fun being positive for sure and I am one of those positive types. It can be so hard for people that have negative thoughts.


  • thanks for sharing this


  • I try to be a glass half full person all the time!


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