How to Overcome Negative Thinking
In this article, you will learn about how to overcome Negative Thinking. “I cannot do it”; “My life is so miserable”; “I am not worth it”; “Nothing materializes, no matter how hard I try”; “Nobody loves me”.How many of you have said these things to yourself some time or the other? It begins with a small thought and even before you realize, you find yourself drowning in the sea of ‘negative thinking.’ You start feeling miserable, angry, frustrated, stressed, and sorry for yourself. Even worse, rumination begins and may lead you to depression.
A study by the National Science Foundation indicates that we deal with 12,000-60,000 thoughts per day on an average of which 80% thoughts are negative. The statistics are alarming and calls for immediate action to ward off these negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones. So, let us begin with a list of things that will help you to deal with negative thinking and create a positive environment around you.
1. Throw Away your Thoughts
Yes, I mean that. Take a piece of paper and write down all the negative thoughts that keep pulling you down. Now, roll up the paper nicely and throw it away in the trash. With this, you will thrash the negative things in your life and experience a fresh positive inflow of thoughts and feelings.
2. Distract your Mind
Distraction can be very helpful when it comes to fighting against negative thoughts. Each time a negative thought approaches you, focus on something else. You might go window shopping in your mind, carefully examining the imaginary items on the shelf, and picking up the ones you like. Alternatively, you can go for a walk and observe the natural beauty surrounding you, play with children, or listen to your favorite song.
3. Fill it up with a Positive One
Counter every negative thought with a positive thought. For instance – if a person always hurts you, think about one good quality that he has; if you are stressed about your failures, look back and see what they taught you; if nobody seems to love you, think about your parents and their selfless love.
4. Talk it Over
Don’t let the negativity consume you. Talk about it with your loved ones. Tell them what’s on your mind and how it makes you feel. Just sharing it with others and hearing things from their perspective can lift your mood up and leave you feeling better.
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