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Since we spend most of our time in our minds, it is natural for us to spend our time thinking about past incidents that did not go as planned. Or we spend our time wondering if our future will turn out the way we want. Since none of these aspects are under our control, it adds a lot of pressure to the mind. It can make one feel anxious and angry and really absorb the joy of life. Negative thoughts about our life can really prevent us from enjoying life to the fullest because it distracts us from what is really important.
If you look through your past, you will realize that much of the pain you experienced back then was simply due to your focusing on negative thoughts and that prolonged the negative experience. Then he felt dissatisfied and he looks back feeling even more dissatisfied. But what if you look at past experiences as something to learn from and grow from? You may have the opportunity to turn a negative memory into a more positive one. This is why learning to deal with negative thoughts and emotions is so important. Scroll for more information.
Here are 7 ways you can eliminate negative thoughts:
1) Pay attention consciously to your thoughts.
It’s easy to drop thoughts when you realize how fleeting they are by nature. All you have to do is consciously surprise yourself going down the rabbit hole and try to stop it. Don’t let negative thoughts dominate your mind, try to counteract them with an immediate positive thought.
2) Stay busy.
They say an idle mind is the devil’s workshop, so truth be told, it’s often best to keep busy with tasks. Now, I don’t mean that you have to fill every minute of every day, you just need to do something to take your mind off negative thoughts. Pick a hobby, clean up, organize, just keep busy and keep your negative thoughts at bay.
3) Try not to interact with anything that causes it.
First of all, identify your triggers, this could really help you minimize the amount of negative thoughts you have to deal with. Your triggers can be people, violence, rude comments, bullies are just a few examples. Be honest with yourself when trying to identify these triggers
4) Stay active and fit.
Exercising releases happy endorphins and of course will keep you healthy and fit in mind and body. This will inevitably decrease your negative thoughts.
5) Unzip it with music or your favorite form of visual aid.
Listening to music can instantly lift your mood, similarly, watching your favorite TV show or movie can improve your mood effectively. If you have negative thoughts, turn on your favorite tunes, shows, or movies and tune out all the noise.
6) Get enough rest.
Lack of sleep and relaxation can negatively affect mood and cause irritability, anxiety, and anger. Take a lukewarm shower, get those soft eye shades to block out the light. Just take that break you crave.
7) Practice gratitude.
Nothing gets us on the right track like keeping a gratitude list. You become so intrinsically aware of all the good things in your life that it is difficult to experience negative thoughts after that. Even if you list 3 things every night, it is a blessing. Acknowledge that and allow yourself to limit and cut down on the negativity in your life.
What are some of the things you do to eliminate negative thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.
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