Negative Thinking How You Can Start Taking Action
Have you ever thought how ‘negative thinking’ is just another trick of the mind that causes so many people to stay “stuck.” This kind of irrational thinking can effectively paralyze you and stop any progression in your life. Overcoming whatever is your underlying fear is the key to ending this type of destructive thought pattern.
Just as an example, you might have an amazing family, food as well as a great home however your car stops working then that’s all you can think about and concentrate on for all week-long.
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How to Know If You Struggle with Negative Thinking
Focusing on the things you have as opposed to that which you do not have can really help steer one’s mind towards more positive thoughts. Once you begin thinking about it, you’ll likely be stunned due to the fact the majority of your thinking is incorrect, exaggerated, and/or centered on the negatives with the situation.
The Dangers of Negative Thinking
Doesn’t it seem strange that some people complain they don’t have enough time to be happy, yet find enough time to be sad? Not really. You see, their deplorable plight has nothing to do with having enough or not enough time. Rather, it has everything to do with complaining. After all, complaining is the negation of happiness. It’s impossible to complain and be happy at the same time.
So, beware of that insidious disease known as ‘negativitis’ (negative thinking). It is as pervasive as the common cold, but far more damaging. It mutilates, cripples, and corrodes the human spirit. Those infected by it are broken men and women aimlessly plodding along. The dark clouds lingering over them obscure their vision and cause them to become confrontational, apathetic, and cynical.
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When you feel drawn to be, doing or have something but somewhere within you feel stopped every time you attempt to go for it, then you have an inner conflict potentially involving negative thinking.
In your mind, you’ve concocted a story of what’s going to happen if you make the change, or go after what you want. And for some reason (usually past trauma which has created fear of the unknown), you’ve also written an undesirable event or outcome into the script.
As a consequence, any thought of making the change you want desperately to make, is now associated with images of pain and suffering (the undesirable event you wrote into your story.)
To be able to become somewhat more optimistic and have interaction with more positive thinking, first pinpoint aspects of your life which you frequently think negatively about, no matter whether it is work, your everyday commute or perhaps a relationship.
There are quite a few more techniques for reducing your negative thought habits and certainly changing into a far more positive thinking individual naturally.
Negative Thinking and Its Effect on Life
For a time, I really feared commitment and I had no idea why. It took me a while to work out that whenever I thought about commitment, I went straight to images of myself as a married but lonely person who was really just living to serve their family.
In other words, dead on the inside. I’d get so upset. Thinking “what if I can’t ever commit to share with someone? I’ll be alone forever!” or “what if I don’t ever get over this? I’ll never get to settle down with anyone. I’ll never truly love or be loved!” This is negative thinking in full swing.
No wonder I feared commitment! Who wants a life like that?
Negativity occurs whenever you dwell on a scenario repeatedly without any real intention to understand and also move ahead but rather you’re self beating and/or wishing things like this were different rather than being happy with things being that they are.
Whenever you discover that your emotions overflow with negativity, start taking action and jot down five things which you are grateful for right away. I really like the image of the tiny thought changing into a huge ball of ugliness, which very well demonstrates how negativity might get out of hand.
How the Power of Negative Thinking Can Supercharge Your Career and Life
There’s this notion in the self-help world that positive thinking is key to success in pretty much any endeavor—whether you’re seeking to score a date for the weekend, get a job, overcome a bad habit, or whatever else.
As the narrative goes, if you visualize the outcome of every situation with optimism, you’re likely to get farther than if you spend precious mental energy obsessing over the worst-case scenario. And then there’s that woo-woo philosophy of “like attracts like”—the idea that negative thinking will actually make negative experiences happen. Um, yikes?
Overcoming Negative Thinking
The key thing to realize is that if you see pain as an inevitable outcome of undertaking change, it may just be that negative thinking has got the better of you. For example, most of us imagine that to leave a job that’s yawn-worthy, to pursue a passion, like becoming a full-time artist would entail a period of being poor. That’s why we have the stereotype of the “starving artist”.
But the truth is, many artists haven’t struggled at all after leaving their nine-to-grind jobs and taking action. Many fall straight into more money. Their successes prove that the story we’ve concocted in our minds isn’t the only possibility of what can take place.
Managing Your Resistance to Change
What if you were to re-write the story of your future where you embark on your desired change? You have the power to edit out the catastrophe that is currently dominating your plot. There are an infinite number of ways the story could go.
It may take a while for you to believe that the new story without the tragic turn could be viable. That’s okay. Just keep telling yourself the new story, over and over, and eventually you’ll start believing it.
This is the magic of repeating positive thoughts every day. Also consider using affirmations about how easy and exciting change is. Focusing on having daily positive thoughts and work at visualizing the outcome you want to see in your life. This will put you in the right frame of mind as you embark on your change.
Since most of our higher selves wouldn’t think about the several types of negative thoughts that people take part in, negative thinking has to be a direct result of an anxious ego that thinks that you’re by yourself, powerless and also unworthy.
And then there often is the very idea of a negative mindset, which you’ll think about like an assortment of some negative thoughts, opinions, behaviours, and the like.
Oh, and in case you are wondering; eventually I realized that I could have some choice over what commitment should look like for me. Truly overcoming my fears required me to “can” my original story and write a completely new one and have a lot more ‘positive thinking’.