How Tracking My Own Thoughts Made Me More Positive

I’ve always been a kind person! Ever since I can remember I’ve had a deep caring for others, and I’ve always loved to help others even when I struggled with many things in my own life.

 

For example if someone was new at school it would be me that speaks to them and makes them feel welcome and apart of the group.

 

I don’t feel like I practice being nice, like I hear some people say that they do themselves… I’m just a nice person deep down, and brought that up, so the world can see with no filter.

 

The no filter part came as I got older I suppose, after having a spree as a baby, but anyway I don’t feel it’s something I have to practice as it’s auto to me…

 

It’s much harder for me to be cold, and I would say that is a practice for me over being nice LMAO.

 

I don’t angry easy, I’m a very calm person… So If I ever flipped out on someone it’s because you’ve constantly pissed me off or crossed a line that is disrespectful, or I do not accept.

 

I show compassion to a level that is up with Everest!

 

I understand that everyone is going through something, I understand more than most what it feels like to struggle on a daily with things that are out of your control.

 

I’m very patient and understanding & like I said it takes a lot for me to be angry with someone and to be honest the current me talks it out over shouting… Which is wasted energy?

 

I feel like it’s a lot harder to be nicer to yourself, because many of us let our brains be the master instead of the servant.

 

What I mean by that is taking everything I think about and believing it to be true, like I’m ugly, or I’m a bad person because I woke up late crap like that.

 

Self-criticism in other words, My past was plagued with this, and I used to be so harsh on myself towards performances and things that I care about to win…

 

Which was mainly sports orientated stuff when I was a kid, this would plague me though especially when I felt under pressure with expectation and then from myself.

 

Along with the fact that I have DCD (GTS) which makes everything harder for me to do daily than I’m sure 99.9 percent of you reading this right now!

 

It’s only when I started noting what I was telling myself that I realised it was an issue and this is what this is all about below.

You Story = Your Script

I first became fully aware of what I was doing back in high school after my teammates and I had worked hard after school for months practicing to win the football on sports day, only on game time to lose every game!

 

Although this was a team sport & back then I was not in an attacking position to score or anything, I took a lot of blame on myself and more than I deserved to be honest.

 

So what I did was a wrote down all of my thoughts at the time about how bad that I thought that I did, then I started thinking about it did this actually happen?

 

For example, did I not scream for my defenders to come back and defend rather than rush forward to score, and they came back too late? YES

 

Did I not make tackle after tackle, but the wave of attacks was too much as they tripled up on me? YES

 

Did I bottle it on the pitch and do less than my best on the day and get stage fright? NO

 

It’s at this point I switched the script and took the positive out of what I did myself, and although we lost every match me myself never played bad in any of those games, and never gave less than 100 percent of what I had back then.

 

I used to be a person that would say I can’t do this & I can’t do that!

 

I changed the script over time and told myself yes I can if I want to, and if It’s really in my heart to do so.

 

Because it’s nothing but the truth and even though at school you’re forced to do things you don’t want to do, and for me things that at the time I needed help with and would still need help with now!

 

My attitude would be much better now as I would always speak good words to myself because the reason is the DCD not me, that is out of my control, what is in m control is how I respond to it and what I give myself back for the next time, this is how I improved my mind and got out of the negative way of thinking.

How You Can Track Your Own Thoughts

 If you want to track your thoughts, you can use anything that you can jot notes down on like a journal for example.

 

Like I said before I have DCD, so I don’t write very well at all, and it hurts my hands so mine was digital based, but the main thing is you note it down rather than having it down on memory as you can easily forget and will forget overtime.

 

The things you’ll want to note down are the time of day you exp this negative thoughts, the trigger of that emo thought, where you are, how it made you feel, if anyone else was there with you etc.

 

Then all you do then is think about how you can reframe that thought and come up with a kinder thought to tell yourself or for you to envision and write that down.

 

That’s all you need to do. Do it as often as you can during your day, then when you think like that overtime again you won’t have to write nothing down… You’ll auto make the shift in your mind without hesitation.


THAT’S IT!

I really enjoyed sharing this with you guys. Please do let me know though…

  How Kind Are You To Yourself?

 

How Can You Be Kinder To Others? 

 

How Are You Feeling Today?

 

 Until We Meet Again, Ciao

 We Look Up

Karim David

The Healthy One

72 Comments

  1. Shei Foot June 11, 2021 at 10:47 am

    I want to do this, I can see how well it works.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 11, 2021 at 2:13 pm

      Yes please do so & it will change your life for sure.

      Reply
  2. Canard Teate June 11, 2021 at 12:02 pm

    Thank you for sharing your story!

    Reply
    1. Karim June 11, 2021 at 2:13 pm

      Np at all

      Reply
  3. Randall Alwood June 11, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    I could smile more, and open doors.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 11, 2021 at 2:14 pm

      Yeah that’s a good start 🙂

      Reply
  4. Sim Ingles June 11, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    Chris sent me here.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 11, 2021 at 2:14 pm

      Hey Sim 🙂

      Reply
  5. Randall Seabourne June 11, 2021 at 12:09 pm

    I’m harsh on myself, but I will work on that.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 11, 2021 at 2:14 pm

      Please do, give yourself love!

      Reply
  6. Casim Bedlow June 11, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    I need to show me some more love.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 11, 2021 at 2:15 pm

      Yaaas please do so Casaim & thank you for sharing that with us 🙂

      Reply
  7. Kenton Dakers June 11, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    This was really good bro!

    Reply
    1. Karim June 11, 2021 at 2:16 pm

      Thank you Kenton 🙂

      Reply
  8. Luca Veitch June 11, 2021 at 12:13 pm

    I’m over the moon today!

    Reply
    1. Karim June 11, 2021 at 2:16 pm

      I’m happy for you Luca 🙂

      Reply
  9. Dennard Kuckham June 11, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    I’m alright Karim I’m just sore from your workouts.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 11, 2021 at 2:17 pm

      Hahaha niceeee Dennard!

      Reply
  10. Wardell Wain June 11, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    Blessed for the share.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 11, 2021 at 2:17 pm

      Blessed that you’ve seen this.

      Reply
  11. Dallan Taylor June 11, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    I love this, thank you so much.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 11, 2021 at 2:17 pm

      You’re welcome 🙂

      Reply
  12. Darel Phillips June 11, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    Fab read bro!

    Reply
    1. Karim June 11, 2021 at 2:18 pm

      Thank you Darel

      Reply
    2. Karim June 12, 2021 at 12:41 pm

      Thanks!

      Reply
  13. Brendon Vine June 11, 2021 at 6:58 pm

    I’m ok today, It’s been a hard working week and I’m tired.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 12, 2021 at 12:43 pm

      Good, good.. Enjoy your weekend 🙂

      Reply
  14. Rodney Johnson June 11, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    I need to do this as I’m a person that beats myself up for the smallest of things, I should of done this or I should of done that .

    Reply
    1. Karim June 12, 2021 at 12:43 pm

      Yeah please do so.

      Reply
  15. Jon Alldred June 11, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Did you ever feel like giving up ?

    Reply
    1. Karim June 12, 2021 at 12:45 pm

      No because I saw progress, and to give up would mean i reamain in what is giving me pain, physical/ mental… A better way of living, it was get this or live a life not worth living.

      So no Jon, but thank you for asking.

      Reply
  16. Terris Henriques June 11, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    I like how you was aware of it, and went that far to better yourself.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 12, 2021 at 12:45 pm

      Thank you Terris 🙂

      Reply
  17. Ewan Peat June 12, 2021 at 7:44 am

    My mood got better after I read this, thanks for that.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 12, 2021 at 12:45 pm

      Np at all Ewan.

      Reply
  18. Ty Lacruse June 12, 2021 at 8:27 am

    Show more love to my family.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 12, 2021 at 12:46 pm

      Yes this is a great idea.

      Reply
  19. Devisha Jeston June 12, 2021 at 9:37 am

    I’m very happy that you showed me this Karim thank you.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 12, 2021 at 12:46 pm

      You’re welcome

      Reply
  20. Adric Seegel June 12, 2021 at 10:16 am

    I’m happy thanks for asking.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 12, 2021 at 12:46 pm

      Np!

      Reply
  21. Dell Watson June 12, 2021 at 10:55 am

    I feel like this is my next move, to get on this happy path lol.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 12, 2021 at 12:46 pm

      Loool comeee on downnn Dell!

      Reply
  22. Jacquie Milner June 14, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    Thank you for the tips.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 15, 2021 at 10:46 pm

      You’re welcome

      Reply
  23. Teona Goudie June 15, 2021 at 12:20 am

    Nice advice thanks!

    Reply
    1. Karim June 15, 2021 at 10:46 pm

      Np at all.

      Reply
  24. Quanesia Seaton June 15, 2021 at 12:49 am

    This will help me stay focused will it ?

    Reply
    1. Karim June 15, 2021 at 10:46 pm

      Yeah for sure.

      Reply
  25. Mylandra Ashworth June 15, 2021 at 7:19 am

    I’m making the most of my time and will learn.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 15, 2021 at 10:46 pm

      Good.

      Reply
  26. Charlotte Oliver June 15, 2021 at 9:20 am

    I feel better after reading this, I want to try this out.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 15, 2021 at 10:46 pm

      Please do 🙂

      Reply
  27. Eloise Waugh June 15, 2021 at 10:10 am

    This has really helped me out, thank you very much.

    Reply
  28. Rasheba Waite June 15, 2021 at 10:45 am

    Alex sent me here!!!

    Reply
    1. Karim June 15, 2021 at 10:47 pm

      Big up Alex and welcome 🙂

      Reply
  29. Leah Lodge June 15, 2021 at 11:21 am

    I’m doing mine already now.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 15, 2021 at 10:47 pm

      Nice.

      Reply
  30. Lee Mcdonald June 15, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    I’m great.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 15, 2021 at 10:47 pm

      🙂

      Reply
  31. Jennifer Barrett June 15, 2021 at 1:09 pm

    Sou sent me here, I’m doing fine.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 15, 2021 at 10:47 pm

      Hey Jennifer.

      Reply
  32. Aiden Wright June 15, 2021 at 2:32 pm

    Chris sent me here

    Reply
    1. Karim June 15, 2021 at 10:47 pm

      Hey aiden!

      Reply
  33. Blair Mitchell June 15, 2021 at 5:23 pm

    Love this so much 😍

    Reply
    1. Karim June 15, 2021 at 10:47 pm

      Thanks for the love!

      Reply
  34. Mindy Davies June 15, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    Thank you so much!

    Reply
    1. Karim June 15, 2021 at 10:48 pm

      You’re welcome

      Reply
  35. Aaren May June 15, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    Thank you for the support.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 15, 2021 at 10:48 pm

      You’re welcome

      Reply
  36. Noel Booth June 15, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    I’m very happy!

    Reply
    1. Karim June 15, 2021 at 11:30 pm

      I’m glad.

      Reply

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