did this ever occur to you what negative thoughts are? well! here I’ll give you a little intro to what this is …..
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constantly thinking negatively can destroy your mental health, and leaves you with anxiety and depression, low self-esteem, and stress. Here’s the definition “Negative thinking refers to a pattern of thinking negatively about yourself and your surroundings. While everyone experiences negative thoughts now and again, negative thinking that seriously affects the way you think about yourself and the world and even interferes with work/study and everyday functioning could be a symptom of a mental illness, including depression, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and schizophrenia.”
Causes of Negative thoughts:
negative thinking leads to many causes but here ill list a few of them and discuss them a little for you and me both. but first let me tell you that intrusive negative thoughts can enlighten us with the few symptoms of a generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)m or there can other mental health problems. According to the power of positivity, there are the following leading causes of negative thoughts:
- fear of future
- Anxiety about present
- shame of past
Steps to stop Negative thoughts:
some peoples seek help from professionals, but there are a few steps that will help you to ditch negative thoughts and help you to build your relationship with good/positive thoughts.
- Pause for a moment: if you are stuck with your negative thoughts just pause for a minute and focus on the world around you with all your conscious senses.
- Time to notice: now notice the difference between stuck thoughts and present experience, notice what your mind is up to, and whether are you arguing with yourself. try to pause these unpleasing images and thoughts which are running through your head.
3. Now label them: why label your thoughts? labeling will help you to understand whether it’s a literal truth or thoughts are just messing with
your joy. so practice labeling, without any attempt to soften or change or avoid whatever thoughts are happening in your mind. how do you practice? practice slowing down your thoughts and add them to the stem by labeling them like this “ I am having the thought that ……”.
4. what are your intentions?: once you have given a PAUSE to your mental thoughts and after that, you NOTICE what’s been happening and how’s been working, and the last step you LABEL it like WHAT THEY ARE- mental], simple weather they stay and go you should be better able to choose your intentions and this will lead you to the next step which is right for you.
The human brain is by far the most complex powerhouse of energy. stop yourself from negative thoughts as soon as you caught yourself, so it is important for you who have been struggling with negative thoughts to stop them at the very start because this my friend will not lead you to a good road.
Be conscious of your thoughts and try to keep yourself busy with whatever you like or you have an interest in being busy means there is no home for negative thoughts, reading books listening to music, do exercise, eat the best food which your tastebuds actually enjoy and this will help you to boost your energy, avoid triggering yourself for anything which leads you to negative thought, full night rest and sleep also helps. This is how you are going to kiss goodbye to your negative thoughts.
Become aware of how your thoughts are impacting your emotions and behaviors. Observe your thoughts. Ask yourself if this thought is helpful. What purpose is the thought serving you? How does the thought make you feel?
— RACHEL GOLDMAN, PHD
I hope you enjoy what I wrote, and will help you if you’re struggling with negative thoughts.
HOME TAKEAWAY ADVICE
Try to control your negative thoughts you are the only one who can help yourself before taking any advice for professionals. You can change your negative thinking. Be Ordinary, Not Extraordinary
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