Most of us spend a lot of time inside our own mind worrying about the future, replaying events in the past, and generally focusing on the parts of life that leave us dissatisfied. While common, negative or unwanted thoughts can prevent you from enjoying experiences, distract you from focusing on what's important, and drain your energy. They can also make you feel anxious and depressed.The good news is that with dedicated practice, you can replace negative thinking patterns with thoughts that actually help. This can make a huge difference in your day-to-day happiness and comfort.
Try these 5 ways to overcome your 5 thoughts:-
1.) Challenge negative thoughts -
Whenever you have a distorted thought, stop and evaluate whether it is accurate. Think about how you would respond if a friend spoke about herself that way. You would probably offer a good rebuttal to his or her negative view.
2.) Release Judgement -
We all judge ourselves and others, usually unconsciously. Constantly comparing ourselves to other people or comparing our lives to some ideal breeds dissatisfaction. When you are able to let go of judgment (not easy, but possible), you will likely feel more at ease. Some ways to take a break from judgmental thoughts include recognizing your own reaction, observing it, and then letting it go.
3.) Focus on your strength -
It's human nature to dwell on the negative and overlook the positive. The more you can practice focusing on your strengths and not dwelling on mistakes you've made, the easier it will be to feel positive about yourself and the direction your life is taking.
4.) Surround yourself with positive people -
When you’re stuck in a negative spiral, talk to people who can put things into perspective and won’t feed your negative thinking.
5.)Seek out professional support -
If you are unable to manage your thoughts or find they are interfering with your ability to meet your daily responsibilities or enjoy life.