Increase Your Positive Thoughts

Warning!  This is a brilliant idea!

Me, Hilary Weeks & my friend Sam

Unfortunately, I can’t take the credit.  Remember I mentioned my attendance at a women’s conference this past weekend?  One of the beautiful talented speakers unveiled this gem.  Her name is Hilary Weeks.  She is a songwriter, singer, author, speaker and MOM.  Honestly, seeing her was worth the conference alone.  I love her music.  Her songs speak to my soul in a way that is sacred.  Before I ramble on and on about how much I adore her, back to her idea.

Hilary spoke of her research about thoughts and thinking patterns.  She ran across a study that stated every person thinks at least 300 negative thoughts a day.  She decided she wanted to do her own “scientific” test to this theory.  She took a counter like the one in my photo and began to click every time she had a negative thought.  Every day she would record the results in her journal.  Every day she would clear the counter and begin again.  According to my notes, the most negative thoughts she had in one day was 145.

After a few days, I don’t remember how many exactly, she began to notice a sense of depression.  She wondered why.  Hilary came to the conclusion that her focusing on her negative thoughts {by counting them} must have caused this.  So she decided to begin counting her positive thoughts instead.  Can you imagine what happened?  Her mood increased by leaps and bounds!  She began to find positive things to think about.  This exercise helped her to create positive thoughts!  She ended up counting 1,262 positive thoughts in one day!

Well, I was able to purchase one of these clickers for myself at the conference!  You should have seen the rush of women to buy them after she spoke!  They probably could have sold them for a lot more than they did.  I purchased one for my Son as well.  I began my own counting of positive thoughts today and I am up to 60.  I am hoping to eventually count into the thousands some day as well! I found one just like mine on Amazon and posted it above if you are interested in doing this exercise yourself.

My Daughter & Hilary Weeks 10.27.2007

Find the good in any situation,

Comments

  1. What a great idea. What brand is the counter? I wonder if you can purchase one online.

    • Dana, there isn’t a brand name on the counter. It doesn’t even say made in China on it…lol. Son says it is a pitch counter for baseball. So I am guessing you could find one at any sporting goods stores. I don’t know if you can tell in my photo, but this one has a bungee cord so I can wear it around my wrist. I am loving it! Last night my count was 79. Today I am already at 182! Woo hoo! 😀

  2. Great that she figured it out that it was better to focus on the positive rather than the negative. I love the idea. I am glad it is helpful for you. Love, Mom

  3. Rebecca Anderson says

    I love that you posted this. I’ve heard Hilary speak before, but I came across her clickers on her website. I read about it on her blog and purchased one. I’m planning Stake girls camp and wanted to get a clicker for every young woman in our stake and have them “click away” during the week of camp. Hilary graciously emailed me AND called me about my quest. I’ve been putting it to the test, so that when it comes time for me to pitch the idea to the young women, I’ll have had my own personal experience to encourage and inspire. I’ve been clicking away all week, and my heart if FULL of JOY! My most clicks in one day has been 615. It truly is a beautiful and powerful tool!

    • How wonderful to hear your feedback! And even more wonderful that Hillary called you! She is pretty special, I think. I need to pull mine out again! Over 600 is amazing! Thanks so much Rebecca for stopping by. Hope to have you visit again! 🙂

      • Rebecca Anderson says

        Just saw this link on billionclicks and came for a second time! So fun to see I was already here!

        Our girls camp was a raving success, we had 330,952 total clicks for the week, and they were entered into billionclicks. Happy clicking!!

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