Keeping Momentum: Changing Beliefs

by Marteka Swaby October 06, 2016

Keeping Momentum: Changing Beliefs


Identify the beliefs you hold inside

Beliefs are those deeply ingrained thoughts and emotional patterns that run or ruin your life. Your beliefs dictate your experience of the world and trying to change your beliefs can seem like an impossible task.

Beliefs create your reality. You create your reality through your thinking, emotions and beliefs.

Not only do our thoughts directly influence our health and wellbeing, but we are probably unable to heal or succeed without them. It only takes a few observations in your own life to convince you that love heals and fear and hate destroy.

If you’ve tried to change your thinking whether through affirmations, meditation or mindfulness and found yourself stuck you may begin to question the validity of changing your thinking.

So how can we change our desire for more peace, love and emotional connection?

It comes down to beliefs

The answer is simple it all comes down to BELIEFS. Changing your thinking will change your beliefs. The responsibility for making personal change is right where it belongs, with yourself. You are in the driver’s seat of your life, setting the tone and direction you want to go.


Instead let’s look at this at a deeper level to help you reprogram life patterns, unleash the immense potential you inside of you and help you on the road towards freedom. By doing this you are co-operating with the flow of life and evolution, instead of fighting or trying to dominate it.


4 Quick Ways to Identify Your Beliefs


  • Spend a week journaling in a notebook on one side of the page write down the things that make you happy on the other side write down things that block or stop your happiness. Then add a 3rd column, go through your journal to identify your belief around what makes you happy? Question where the belief come from?


  • Some of your beliefs may be distorted or maladapted to an earlier lifestyle. Abuse as a child, your parents divorce, a tragic or sudden death. Many situation or events impact our lives. Circle the things that trigger strong feelings in your journal. If you experience strong positive feelings highlight these too.


  • If you struggle to identify or connect to your feelings think about your physical reactions. Notice the change in your body tension, tight shoulders, heaviness through out your body. See if you can notice 3 different physical feelings a day.


  • The emotional connection is important, as beliefs are a combination of repetitive thinking combined with strong emotion. The focus is on switching the emotion you are feeling rather than trying to change your thoughts by changing the ones you don’t like and enhancing the ones you do.


If stress, anxiety or worry have moved in and taken up residence in your day to day tasks at work or home, turning your pleasures into a chore. Instead of the unknown being something to dread, perhaps you need to gain momentum once again. Increase your faith and learn how to be anxious for nothing.


This classical cognitive behavioural model of identifying thought processes & beliefs, sets the groundwork for understanding negative thoughts. You can download a copy of my FREE ebook First 3 Steps To Positive Thinking’ to learn how to start to do this. 

Marteka Swaby
Marteka Swaby