A negative thought is a process of thinking where people find everything worst and reduce their expectations by considering the worst possible scenarios. According to the survey, the average person has about 12000 to 60000 thoughts in a day. Almost 80% are negative. Some people sit at home and dwell on negative thinking and getting deeper, some stuck in their pasts, others have an issue with some future unfortunate possibilities, almost everyone has a past, every second person wants the secure future but that does not mean that you just got stuck with this. Admit it that you are thinking too much. Excessive thinking activity makes you negative and these negative thoughts put you in situations where you will never find any peace or positivity.
Following are the 7 ways to dwell from negative thoughts:
1. Understand your thinking style:
One of the first important thing is that you should understand the pattern of your thinking. Which type of thinker you are? If you find yourself around negativity then you should keep your mind off from those negative things. Surroundings also play a vital role in the process of thinking. If your surroundings include, people, area, place or others, any of them are negative then you will find your thoughts negative. Everybody has its own style of thinking and nobody can change it, but you. Yes! Life is not the same always changes occur. Accept the change gracefully and take everything positively.
2. Mindfulness therapy:
Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts turn into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future. It is important to remember that we do not try to let go of difficult, painful or negative thoughts. Rather, we focus on holding them in the space of mindful conscious This is, or should be, the focus of deeper mindfulness meditation. For doing mindful meditation, get comfortable in a quiet place and take a few deep breaths. Focus on each breath as you inhale and exhale, that will help you turn your attention away from your thoughts. Don’t worry if you catch yourself getting lost in your thoughts.
3. Distract yourself:
Distracting yourself is another trick to dwell with your negative thoughts.
“Anxiety is one little tree in your forest. Step back and look at the whole forest.”
There are many things you can do for distracting yourself like you can go for shopping, doing some exercise, go for a long drive and else. This is very important to pick the right option. Try to pick that one who needs much attention or one who gives your mind peace.
4. Positive surroundings:
Positive surrounding refers to a person, area, your nearby atmosphere or friends and family member. When you are with the persons who also have a negative personality you will also become negative. Sometimes, the area or your nearby atmosphere also gives an impact on your personality. It is just like that if you are somewhere, where people doing something unhealthy or ungrateful like taking drugs or something it will give a negative impact on you. In the other hand, imagine yourself in a place like a park full of flowers, that lovely fragrance or a library, a book of your favourite author will give a positive impact on your personality. Surroundings completely affect
“You cannot lift another soul until you are standing on higher ground than he is. You cannot light a fire in another soul unless it is burning in your own soul.”
-Harold B. Lee
5. Make art with your thoughts, Not War:
“Every bad situation is a blues song waiting to happen”
Do you know most of the artists is suffering from some kind of pain and then we get that a beautiful artist, who does magic with their creations? Pain is also a part of creativity, but if only we take it, in a positive manner. Pain is a part of life or if it will take positively will surely make something beautiful. Positivity is also creativity.
Barbara Bloom said a very beautiful word:
“When the Japanese mend broken objects they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold, because they believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful.”
6. Writing and destroying:
You can also say it a method of throwing negativity out. Yes, a pen or paper can be a solution to your negative thoughts. If your negative thoughts are linked to a specific strong emotion like fear, anger or jealousy, try letting this out in writing. Those who aren’t as keen on using words to express themselves, artistic endeavours can have a similar jealousy paint it, and then destroy that (or change its shape). The point is you can imagine it as a picture or a physical appearance of your negative thoughts and you are just vanishing it. This will give relax to your mind.
“Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in reality.”
— Robin Sharma
7. Go for a short workout
Working out can make your mind constructive and focused again. Give 30 minutes to yourself for working out because it stimulates your blood circulations which give relax to your mind or body. You can use a punching bag for throwing your negativity out. A great workout will gives you a positive vibe.
“The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviours.”
— Tony Robbins
It’s clearly important that we learn to move on from negative thoughts and feelings without letting them take hold of our lives. 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. Keep in mind that living in your repetitive thoughts will not solve the problems you need to solve and will not give you the pleasure of the present moment. You have been hitting yourself in the head with rumination. Put down the hammer and pick up your life.
“Remember that your brain isn’t built for happiness. It’s built for survival. Happiness is something you have to create after-the-fact.” — Tai Lopez.