Are you suffering from negative thoughts?
Do you think that negative thoughts are reserved for just a few people or situations and you are one of them?
Do you want to prevent negative thoughts from getting to you?
You should realize that everyone is plagued by negative thoughts 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 these negative thoughts and challenge them out of existence. Rehashing negative thoughts over and over in your head can be unpleasant and counterproductive—and in some cases, it can even lead to chronic depression.
Meditation, mindfulness and other tools can help us avoid unwanted thoughts, says social psychologist Daniel Wegner.
Few techniques to stop dwelling and refocus mind
Try to say “stop!” to yourself when you notice that negative thoughts or images are starting to enter your mind.
Write down your negative thoughts linked to a specific strong emotion like fear, anger or jealousy. Destroy this paper, symbolizing your commitment to moving on.
Remember that you are human and negative thinking likely cannot be totally eradicated. But with time you will find it easier to change your negative thoughts and the frequency will decrease. No one else but you can eradicate your negative thoughts yourself. You have to take a conscious effort to change your thoughts patterns and embrace positive and proactive thinking.
Many of us ask this question – how to stop, how to get rid of negative thinking, does negative thinking affect manifestation with the law of attraction, what are some techniques and exercise that can help us in removing negative thoughts and getting rid of a negative way of thinking?
This video will help you remain positive and get into the habit of being in a positive state of mind. By following the techniques and guided exercises taught in this video, you will be able to significantly reduce negative thoughts and will get into the habit of thinking positively.
How to Eradicate and Stop Negative Thoughts
Taking Note of Your Thoughts:
- Keep a thought journal.
- Note when you are negative toward yourself.
- Identify some problem behaviors.
- Examine your journal.
- Ask yourself some hard questions.
Changing Your Harmful Negative Thoughts:
- Be deliberate with your thoughts and beliefs.
- Remind yourself that thoughts are merely thoughts.
- Find the triggers of your negative thoughts.
- Be aware of the different types of negative thoughts.
- Try informal Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
- Attack all-or-nothing thinking.
- Fight filtering.
- Try not to jump to conclusions.
- Watch out for emotional reasoning.
- Overcome over generalization.
- Acknowledge all thoughts, including the negative ones.
- Cultivate mindfulness.
- Find flexible alternatives.
- Aim for a more balanced view of yourself.
- Show yourself compassion.
- Focus on the positive.
- Use positive and hopeful statements and language.
Getting Social Support:
- Let go of the influences of others.
- Surround yourself with positive social support.
- Extend a helping hand to others.
- Consult a mental health professional.
Watch the inspiring talk By Sandeep Maheshwari
Sandeep Maheshwari is a name among millions who struggled, failed and surged ahead in search of success, happiness, and contentment. Just like any middle-class guy, he too had a bunch of unclear dreams and a blurred vision of his goals in life. All he had was an undying learning attitude to hold on to. Rowing through ups and downs, it was the time that taught him the true meaning of his life.
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