Mental diet

August 22, 2017

Here’s a mental diet that could very well change your life.

Simply reject any negative thought as soon as it appears.

Don’t let it take root. Just let it go as soon as it comes up.


Try it for a month. Just 30 days.  Regardless of your situation.

It’s life affirming. And could be life changing.

Let me know what happens.

And by the way, this is the same premise upon which affirmations are based. Keeping the environment positive to healing of all kinds can occur.

Don’t believe it?

That’s ok.

Just try it. You’ve got nothing to lose.

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29 comments on “Mental diet
  1. GiGi Eats says:

    OH MAN – this is something I REALLY want to try!!! It will be interesting to see how I deal with negative comments in the moment, with this goal in mind! Typically I DO NOT let them get to me, but if a family member or my husband says something that I don’t like, I totally get affected.

  2. Renee says:

    I do try to do this…but now I will try harder! Thanks!

  3. Well…I’m prepared to give it a go. Sometimes my head is bursting with negative thoughts…

  4. Catherine Sargent says:

    This is something that I need to start doing. I need to let go of all the negativity and stay more positive.

  5. A mental diet is something I think we can all use from time to time. We tend to cram so much useless stuff into our heads and hearts.

  6. Diane says:

    I LOVE this! Going to do it!

  7. robin rue says:

    It makes sense to me. It sounds like if nothing else, you would have an awesome month 🙂

  8. Donna says:

    I love it! I’m in!!!!

  9. Karen Austin says:

    I was at Zumba this morning thinking that I should have given up complaining for Lent. I suppose I could launch into this diet starting Labor Day or on the autumnal equinox. That would give me time to work up to this. Great challenge / invitation to happiness. Carry on!

  10. Liz Mays says:

    This is such a cool concept! It might be a challenge but I think a mental exercise like this could help a lot.

  11. Laurie Stone says:

    Okay, Carole, here goes nothing…

  12. Stefanie says:

    That’s an amazing idea… but not always so easy

  13. Nancy Hill says:

    I try and am more or less successful. Nasty thoughts cross my mind, but I do not let them in take root, nest, or even catch a momentary perch. This, of course, does not mean that I shut my eyes to injustice. Staying positive but being rooted in reality is difficult, but possible.

  14. Meagan says:

    This is such a good suggestion. We spend so much time in our own heads.

  15. Theresa says:

    It’s so easy to let the negativity seep into our thoughts. I love the idea of just immediately pushing them right back out, even for just 30 days. That will be a great month of positivity!

  16. I love this mental diet! I think it’s healthy and it’s going to promote positive thinking. It’s one of the best ways to teach yourself to get used to thinking more positive.

  17. Jennifer Dunham says:

    Firm believer in the power of positive thinking. Thanks for the reminder!

  18. This is a great reminder! I would love to incorporate this in my life!

  19. Jen Monks says:

    This is essential for a happy life and outlook. I have to remind myself to push out the ‘bad mood’ thoughts and be grateful. Some days it’s easy. Some days it’s a real challenge.

  20. I have some friends who could really use this help. Negatively consumes them sometimes.

  21. Wendy Polisi says:

    That can be super hard to do. However, you get yourself into a habit of it and it makes you feel better over all if you make it through.

  22. I really like this idea! Once you think the same thought over and over again, it creates a pathway in your brain, and then your brain just naturally goes there. This kind of diet could do your brain an awful lot of good!

  23. Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    It is easier to avoid certain food than to avoid negative thoughts. However, with practice, patience and a whole lot of faith, this can be accomplished too. I have been a whole lot calmer since I left my stressful corporate job.

  24. Dogvills says:

    This would be a toughie. In this present time when there is nothing good to see on the news, it is difficult not to think negatively of others. I try my best to see the positive in it, no matter how minute it would be. Harboring negative thoughts and feeling can bring about physical illness. so just the same, as we avoid fat and excess salt, we should also avoid negative thoughts to keep our mind healthy too. Thank you for the reminder.

  25. Heather says:

    It would certainly do me good to eliminate all those toxic thoughts. I am sure they are weighing me down & causing unnecessary stress.

  26. Kelly Reci says:

    This is such a good mental exercise. I am so excited to see the results of this exercise to many. I think there will be positive changes.

  27. Julie Syl says:

    This is such an awesome challenge. Many people will really benefit especially those who accept and do this challenge seriously. Many lives will change for the better.

  28. elizabeth o says:

    This is very much in the vein of mindful meditation. The more we affirm the positive and push aside negative self talk, the easier it becomes to get back to that place… We just have to try. 🙂

  29. It is crazy how much negativity is around us all the time. It’s so important to not let it get to you.

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