Do you think that negative thoughts are reserved for just a few people and you are one of them? Not at all. Many people are struggling with this problem and it affects their life badly. It is very important to stop dwelling on negative thoughts for a healthy and successful life.
Easy Ways To Stop Dwelling On Negative Thoughts
You should realise that many people are plagued by this problem at some point in their lives.
In fact, having it is a normal phenomenon. It is true that there could be many different reasons for your negative thinking. But you can learn to catch them and challenge them out of existence.Avoid rehashing negative thoughts again and again in your head. Click To Tweet
Otherwise, that can be unpleasant and counterproductive. That can even lead to chronic depression.
Meditation, mindfulness and other tools can help us avoid unwanted thoughts, says social psychologist Daniel Wegner.
Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results. Willie Nelson
Few techniques to stop dwelling and refocus the mind
Try to say “stop!” to yourself when you notice that negative thoughts or images are entering your mind.
Recognise and write on a paper the specific emotion like fear, anger or jealousy linked to your negative thinking. Don’t keep the paper, but destroy. That will symbolise your commitment to moving on.
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Remember that you are human and negative thinking cannot be totally eradicated.
But with time the frequency will decrease and you will find it easier to stop your negative thinking.No one else but you can control your negative thoughts yourself. Click To Tweet
Take a conscious effort to change your thoughts patterns and embrace positive and proactive thinking.
“Negative thoughts stick around because we believe them, not because we want them or choose them.” Andrew J. Bernstein
Many people ask these questions.
- How to get rid of negative thinking?
- Does negative thinking affect manifestation within the law of attraction?
- What are the techniques and exercise that can help in removing negative thoughts?
This video will help you get into the habit of being in a positive state of mind. You will reduce your negative thoughts.
How to Control and Stop Negative Thoughts
Note Your Thoughts
When you are negative toward yourself, identify problem behaviours and make a thought journal. Examine your journal and ask yourself some hard questions.
Change Your Harmful Negative Thoughts
Be deliberate with your thoughts and remind yourself that thoughts are thoughts only.
Acknowledge all thoughts, including the negative ones.
Find the triggers of your negative thoughts and filter them. Watch out for emotional reasoning and never try to jump to conclusions.
Try to cultivate mindfulness and find flexible alternatives. You should aim for a balanced view of yourself. Show yourself compassion and always focus on the positive of life. Always try to use only positive, hopeful statements and language.
Get Social Support
Avoid influences of others, surround yourself with good people and positive social environments. Try to extend a helping hand to others.
Consult a mental health professional.
Watch the inspiring talk By Sandeep Maheshwari
Try to avoid negative thinking, always think positive and lead a happy and successful life.
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