Do you want to know how to improve positive thinking in your life? If you do, join the club. Now that we all understand the power of our thoughts to create our reality, we know this is key to a happy life. The trick is getting control of – and changing – those thoughts that aren’t giving you what you want. This is where the ‘reset’ button comes in real handy.

Your mind is like a computer. The operating system is your brain and it’s got all kinds of programs running. There are programs that run automatically – like breathing, digestion, and your heart beating. They run no matter what. You’ve also got ’emergency’ programs that kick in during a threat, like when your immune system encounters a virus, or the ‘fight or flight’ instinct when sudden, immanent danger is at hand.

And then there’s that program called ‘Thinking’.

The thinking program has two levels: Conscious and Subconscious. The two are interconnected – informing and building upon each other as you go through life. So if you’ve got some negative subconscious thoughts from not-so-great (or even really bad) experiences from the past, they tend to bubble up and over into your conscious mind. And your conscious mind, when it repeatedly thinks these thoughts, strengthens the wiring (synaptically speaking) of your subconscious.

There are some great ways to work with the subconscious. Hypnosis being one of the best. But there’s still the rest of your day to think about (no pun intended). This is where the Reset Button can be your biggest boon. When your computer system has gone haywire and you just can’t seem to fix the problem, what do you do? Hit the reset button. Well, you can do the same thing with your brain. Here’s how it works …

Your Conscious Reset Button

The first thing you need to do in order to use the reset button is pay attention to your thoughts when you think you’re not thinking anything. When does this happen? You might be surprised to find out it’s most of the time. Here are some examples:

  • when you’re driving your car
  • when you’re cooking
  • when you’re cleaning
  • when you’re just ‘spacing out’
  • when you’re taking a walk

In fact, whenever you’re doing things on ‘auto pilot’, your thoughts are usually active, even if you’re not paying attention. And what are these thoughts? Often they’re things bubbling up from the subconscious. And when they’re not, these thoughts are usually ‘shaded’ by the general attitudes (fears, worries, self-doubt; or self-confidence, trust and love) that are most predominant in your subconscious.

So when you start paying attention to what you’re thinking about, when you think you’re not thinking, you’ve take then biggest step toward change.

In fact, the next part is really easy.

As soon as you catch yourself thinking any thoughts that aren’t positive, you just say (out loud if you can) ‘Reset!’ And then shift your thoughts in a better direction.

Sound too simple? Well, the first few times you might not get very far past the reset button before you go back to thinking you’re not thinking and letting negitude rule. But with just a little bit of practice, you’ll be surprised at how well this works.

Give it a try and leave us a comment to let us know how the reset button is working for you.

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10 Comments

  • Avatar natalie says:

    please use spell check.

  • Avatar natalie says:

    please use spell check.

  • Avatar Ted Howard NZ says:

    All true enough in a sense.

    The most powerful thing we can do is to choose the higher level context of mind.
    Mind will deliver the thoughts that it does. We have no direct control over those thoughts, they are the outcome of an amazingly complex (holographic) interplay of all our experiences and abstractions. What we can do is provide a strong influence on that outcome, by the choice of high level context.
    A small change in context can completely change the meaning derived from a lifetime of experience.
    The experiences remain the same, what changes is the context in which relationships are formed, and that context is king.
    The higher (broader) the context, the greater the influence we have.
    My latest blog post – http://tedhowardnz.wordpress.com/2011/03/21/truth… might provide a context of money and capitalism that few may have considered previously.

    My recent post Truth and capitalism

  • Avatar Ted Howard NZ says:

    All true enough in a sense.

    The most powerful thing we can do is to choose the higher level context of mind.
    Mind will deliver the thoughts that it does. We have no direct control over those thoughts, they are the outcome of an amazingly complex (holographic) interplay of all our experiences and abstractions. What we can do is provide a strong influence on that outcome, by the choice of high level context.
    A small change in context can completely change the meaning derived from a lifetime of experience.
    The experiences remain the same, what changes is the context in which relationships are formed, and that context is king.
    The higher (broader) the context, the greater the influence we have.
    My latest blog post – http://tedhowardnz.wordpress.com/2011/03/21/truth… might provide a context of money and capitalism that few may have considered previously.

    My recent post Truth and capitalism

  • The RESET button _isn't_ working for me. I am unable, using it, to cause my thoughts to change.

  • Avatar allen says:

    I totally concur with this article. We are all products of our thoughts and imagination.
    I think the brain is just a tool, it's a bit like a radio or tv except as well as a receiver it is also a transmitter.
    If you think good & positive things it will definitely reflect in your physical reality.
    My personal issue is "mind chatter", for me it's difficult to cut through the noise at times and find that peaceful center, but I stay positive.

  • Avatar allen says:

    I totally concur with this article. We are all products of our thoughts and imagination.
    I think the brain is just a tool, it's a bit like a radio or tv except as well as a receiver it is also a transmitter.
    If you think good & positive things it will definitely reflect in your physical reality.
    My personal issue is “mind chatter”, for me it's difficult to cut through the noise at times and find that peaceful center, but I stay positive.

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