Each of us has a conscious brain that is aware of everything, it is aware of you, other people, the weather, the furniture, etc. We have a subconscious brain that is only aware of ourselves, it doesn’t know others exist, it’s not aware of the weather, the furniture, or anything outside of your inner life. So when we talk, whether in our head or audibly out our mouth, no matter what we are talking about, our subconscious brain thinks we are talking about ourselves. To successfully change your negative self-talk into a positive thinking pattern and to quiet the inner critic is first to be very aware of every thought you have and for every negative thought you have replace it with three positive thoughts about the same subject. So if you are complaining about the driver in front of you…three positive things about that driver: 1. his hands are on the wheel; 2. he is wearing his seat belt; & 3. the car is working. If you are looking in the mirror and say you don’t like what you see….three positive things about yourself could be: 1. you can see; 2. you can talk; & 3. you can hear. The three positive statements don’t have to be miraculous things they just have to be positive. All we want is the positive thoughts to settle on your subconscious brain. Because remember, everything you think and say your subconscious brain thinks you are saying about you. Mastering this Thought Changing Exercise will lead to a happier life, can lift depression, and calm anxiety. I’m sure you have heard the saying, “If you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all.” This is the reason why.