7 Day Mental Diet

Negative Thoughts May Knock But You Don’t Have To Let Them In

Emmet Fox

We all know that in order to keep our physical bodies healthy and strong one must choose wisely what he consumes on a daily basis. But in this blog let’s look at the importance of a mental diet.

What is a Mental Diet?

Everyone has thoughts that come into their mind seemingly out of nowhere, and at times these overwhelming thoughts can be hostile and destructive, taking you away from the achievements of your true potential.

When these pessimistic thoughts get out of control, consider going on a mental diet.

A mental diet is a habit of refusing to engage in or entertain any gloomy thoughts. Like a regular diet, mental diets require discipline and awareness, and they’re best done in short bursts, which can help to recondition you into a new way of thinking.

“The whole idea is to have seven days of unbroken mental discipline in order to get the mind definitely bent in a new direction once and for all.”

Prior to Starting a Mental Diet

Don’t go on a mental diet lightly. It is a training of mental willpower. Your determination will signal to your mind that you are serious and not messing around – you are looking for a profound change in your habitual thinking. 

Your determination to succeed needs to be unshakeable. That is why it is important that you are in a good mental space and sure that you want to go ahead with it.

You must watch yourself for a whole week as a cat watches a mouse, and you must not under any pretense allow your mind to dwell on any thought that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.” -Emmet Fox


While on The Mental Diet

Once you start your mental diet, you should observe your thoughts like a hawk.

As soon as you notice inner thoughts telling a negative story, you immediately and purposefully redirect your thinking into thoughts of magnificence, love, and adoration. This is the time to delight yourself in the most beautiful thoughts you can reach for. This is a good time for you to read or recite your chosen affirmation, mantra, or a prayer.

Perseverance and desire to better your inner state will keep you engaged in moving towards the goal. Be prepared for some initial defeats and disappointment. But the longer you stay mindful, alert, and observant over your thoughs the easier it will be to stay the course. The results you’ll reap after conquering the busy mind are astonishing and worth the initial struggle. 🙂

The remedy is not, of course, to deny that your world is rocking in appearance, but to refuse to take the appearance for the reality. Judge not according to appearances but judge righteous judgment.

Gloomy thoughts are going to show up, that is unavoidable and absolutely normal. Just remember your mission is not to get rid of the negative thoughts but merely to identify them bypass engaging with them and quickly move on to a positive one. 

It’s ideal to refrain as much as possible from negative sources of influence while on the diet, whether it is news, pessimistic people, or conversations. Obviously, we can’t completely escape from everything and everyone but that’s only a suggestion especially if you doing this diet for the first time.

If you “Fail” on the Mental Diet

Failure is just a missed goal or mark that can be repeated and executed again. So don’t get disappointed if you feel you can’t continue for the full 7 days on your first try.

Stop for a couple of days and start from the beginning. Just be kind to yourself it’s not a competition and obviously, it’s not an easy task otherwise we all would have full control over our negative habitual thinking long ago.

Do not give up on your desire to be better or obtain a better life. Give yourself a breather and start again!

I invite you to test the “7-day Mental Diet” and witness your world transform one day at a time! Share your thoughts in the comments below if you like and if you tried this diet I would love to hear about your experiences.

Much Love…


Do not tell anyone else that you are on the diet, or that you intend to go on it. Keep this tremendous project strictly to yourself.
Remember that your soul should be the Secret Place of the Most High. When you have come through the seven days successfully-, and secured your demonstration, allow a reasonable time to elapse to establish the new mentality, and then tell the story to anyone else who you think is likely to be helped by it.

Emmet Fox

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