Believing in negative thoughts is the single greatest obstruction to success.
― Charles F. Glassman, a renewed authors of the book Brain Drain: The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life.
Have you ever found yourself out-of-the-blues submerged into negative thoughts? While negative thinking is quite common. but if such thoughts persist, then they can lead to long-term consequences such as depression and anxiety.
Negative thoughts can make the individual feel comforting (wallowing in self-pity), whereas, the positive thinking not only motivates but also put pressure to achieve life’s goals.
However, to our good fortune, we can train our minds to sway away from the negative thoughts by implementing fundamental techniques of living a happy life. Some of these are catching your negative thoughts, replace negativity with positivity, be your own friend, write instead of thinking, establish new creative habits, meditation, yoga etc.
Your thoughts carry you wherever you want to go. Weak thoughts don’t have the energy to carry you far!
― Israelmore Ayivor, an eminent inspirational writer
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The next time you experience that you are struggling with negative thinking, take note of it. Often, we are so into a negative mindset, that we don’t even realize that we have wasted half an hour in the horror of self-pity or unnecessarily worrying.
Whenever something bad happens or gets self-destructed, it is of paramount importance that you stay calm & relaxed in the toughest of times. You don’t have to let your thoughts overpower you, and keep yourself distant from the negative thoughts.
Look On The Bright Side
Instead of finding ways to allow the negative thoughts to escalate the problem, do the opposite and see the positive side of the story. Look for ways to prove that your thoughts are not true.
Catch The Thought First
If you are able to catch the negative thought at first, then it will be much easier for you to stop it, before the problem escalates. Often something that seems minor transforms into something colossal.
Learn to forgive others so that you can release yourself from being held captive by the very negative thoughts around you.
― Stephen Richards, a well-known author in the genre of self-help.
Humans are creatures of habit, the more time we spend into negative thinking, we become habitual to it. However, you can easily break the habit by redirecting yourself from negative thoughts.
Emotions are the complicated physiological process that hampers our body and brain. Whenever we are too emotional, the thinking component of our brain becomes active. It is important that you should not take big actions under the influence of emotion, and don’t let it manipulate your thinking.
It’s Time To Change Your Body Language
Do you slouch with a closed stance? Are you frowning? If so, then you’re likely to think negatively. Poor body language can hamper self-image and leads to confidence, and naturally, you are going to have negative thoughts. So, open your arms, and have a confident stance.
Talk It Out
More often than not, negative thinking is owing to the issue with someone important in your life. So, don’t keep it to yourself, it is best to talk through with someone special in your life.
Calm Your Thoughts Down
Hold your horses, and don’t let your thoughts control your actions. So, it is best to slow things down, one minute of calmness is all you need to deter the negativity to flow throughout your body.
Whenever the negative thoughts strike a chord with your mind, it is important to invest some time creatively. You have to find a creative outlet to squeeze out the negativity from your mind. You can either write or draw paint, doing something you love as a hobby.
Go For a Stroll
Step aside from the negative environment by going out for a walk alone and explore the mood refreshing natural beauty.
It is better to dwell on the beautiful things in life than the negative.
― Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!
- Meditate or do yoga half an hour daily to develop the mindset of positive thinking
- Always keep a smile on your face to invite positive thoughts
- Keep company with positive-thinking people, rather than being with those who blame the world
- Don’t play the role of a victim, take control and make things right in your life
- Help someone out, and you’ll feel happier
- Always remember nobody is perfect, we have to work at it day-in-day-out to achieve big things in life
- Trying singing, even if you are the worst singer
- Make the list of things you are grateful for
- Read positive quotes, and invite positivity
It would be easy to become a victim of our circumstances and continue feeling sad, scared or angry; or instead, we could choose to deal with injustice humanely and break the chains of negative thoughts and energies, and not let ourselves sink into it.
― Erin Gruwell, The Freedom Writers Diary.
Now, you’ll be thinking, this is a really valuable information. But, our purpose will only be served when you put the above-mentioned tips into practice and make the real change the negative thoughts in my life.
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