Negative thoughts can have a great impact to our health even if you like it or not. However I believe that negative thoughts can be undone and we can free our thoughts from. Immersing yourself in negativity is like building a prison for your mind and keeps you drawn into depression and stress. Many people even tried to distract their negative thoughts by looking for an outlet to express themselves but end up feeling worst and it feels like a lifelong battle.
If you do not take a major action, negative thinking can lead to habit and will eventually ruin you. Even when things do not seem threatening, we create some negative thoughts in our mind and cause trouble which isn’t there in the first place. I was once a negative thinker because I believed it was part of my defense mechanism, and luckily meditation and healthy lifestyle help me break through my own prison. Here are the four points that helped me a lot during the process and since then I gained inner peace and joyful journey free from negativity in my mind
- What triggers your negative thoughts?
First and foremost before anything else, we need to identify what causes our negative thoughts to keep echoing in our mind. Usually, negative thoughts have patterns – repetitive patterns. And when it happens, we will then decide to react towards the negativity out of our own emotion. As I have mentioned earlier, my negative thoughts comes from my defense mechanism and anxiety. Here are other causes of negative thoughts that you should consider:
- Regret and guilt
- Mood swing
- And many more
- Take action against the negative thoughts.
People who are imprisoned with their own negative thoughts often feel restless because they do not know what to do. Based on my experience (and I hope it works for you, too!), I put my feet back to reality and be aware of my own negative thoughts. Yes, it’s quite hard to do especially when you are too drawn to it. Devote yourself to identify when the negative thoughts arise and observe what is going on inside your mind and its pattern. This is where meditation and quiet times come in. During this moment, I can analyze and reconnect to my well-being and Higher Power, and get to know myself more. Never choose to ignore negative thoughts or just “sweep it under the rug” because it will only worsen the situation in the long run. Be the watcher of yourself.
- Live one day at a time.
One thing I have learned from my adorable dog is to live one day at a time. Dogs do not keep resentment in the past nor guilt, which is why they are so happy-go-lucky and fun-loving creature. Negative thoughts usually occur when we start dwell in the mistakes of the past and worrying about the future. Based on my own experience, thinking about the past and the future is tiresome and brush off all my energy, somehow! My own negative thoughts stole most of my time when I should appreciate the simple beauty around me right at the very moment.
I still have more tips to include but it will take me three day to write! I hope these three simple tips can help you overcome your negative thoughts as it has saved mine. Give today your full attention and appreciate everything around you. Break free from negativity and bless others with positivity.