The purpose of meditation is to quiet the mind, and really listen to what the little voice in our head is whispering to us. Take 10 minutes a day and just listen... Then write down every thought you had. Now I want you to analyze those thoughts. Every thought we have has an emotion tied to it, so how do these thoughts make you feel? Are they positive or negative thoughts and emotions? Do you believe them, or are they opinions from someone else that were repeated enough times so that now they stick in the back of your mind? Once we are aware of our thoughts and understand why we are thinking these thoughts, we can then begin to change them. Again, let me stress that this is a daily exercise, and will not produce drastic results overnight, and you will not be able to leap from a negative thought straight to a positive thought. The Abraham-Hicks Emotional Guidance Scale explains that you can not jump from an emotion of worry to an emotion of joy. Smaller baby steps are required in order for you to actually believe your mind shift. Here's an example, if I am currently thinking "I hate my body!" of course I want to change that thought, however, I can't just start thinking "I love my body!" There is no way I would believe that and feel better about my body instantly. So how can I get out of this negative mind frame? Well I know that "I have a body," this is a fact and it is a neutral thought that creates a neutral emotion. Once I have embraced this new thought, I can then begin to move towards a positive mindset.