300? An average of 300 negative thoughts a day?
Nervously waiting my turn on stage, that statistic immediately shifted my brain away from my own anxiety to focus on what the current speaker – my friend, songwriter Hilary Weeks – was saying to the women at Time Out for Women in Nashville.
On hearing that we think an average of 300 negative thoughts per day, Hilary decided she’d track her own negative thoughts and see if that was true. She bought a handheld clicker as a tracking device, and set out to see if the statistic was true. Though the number varied, what she did find after tracking her negative thoughts for a week was that she was depressed. Gloomy. And nothing in her life circumstances had changed. The only thing that changed was the mental energy she was giving her negative thoughts. Just by tracking them. So, she decided to change the experiment. Instead of clicking for negative thoughts, she’d click for positive thoughts to see if that would make a difference. And it did. A huge difference. Her outlook was more positive than it had ever been, and at the end of the week, she was setting out to accomplish goals she wouldn’t have thought of setting a week before. Clicking changed her life. (Click here to hear Hilary tell her clicking story.)
I’ve heard Hilary’s story several times. I love it. I’ve heard other people talk to Hilary about how clicking has changed their life. I’ve had women ask me to tell Hilary for them that clicking has changed their life. But I hadn’t had the chance to try clicking for myself.
Though I’m a generally happy person, I haven’t felt completely on my game lately. I’ve been more easily discouraged and down, which isn’t really like me.
Then what should appear in my mailbox? Exactly what my poor little downtrodden spirit needed.
I’m starting my own clicker experiment today. As Thanksgiving nears, I want to be in a more grateful, positive mindset. So, I’m going to be clicking all my positive thoughts and all the things I’m grateful for. I’ll report back at the end of the month and let you know how it goes.
I’ll also be recording my clicks every day at Hilary’s website, www.billionclicks.org. Just think – if one positive thought has so much power, how much power would a billion clicks have? You can record your clicks with other positive thinkers as we work toward the goal of one billion clicks and inspire and help each other along the way.
Join me, won’t you? Use the coupon code: MACY345 at www.billionclicks.org to order the Clicker Kit ($11.95 + shipping). For each Clicker Kit ordered with this code, you will receive an additional free clicker, wristband and sticker ($4.99 reg) to share with a friend and spread the power of positive thinking. Your coupon code is good until Nov 30th, 2013. These clicker kits would be a great way to measure gratitude during this Thanksgiving season, they make fantastic stocking stuffers, and they’d be an awesome tool for kicking off the New Year with your resolutions! (Hilary says she can run further and farther on the treadmill by clicking positive thoughts while she runs. I’ll specifically test this for you and report back at the end of the month. *grin*)
Don’t wait! Get clicking by clicking here!