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Overcome negative thoughts!

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10 months ago
Topics: Life, Mental Health

How beautiful life would be if we could, with one click, exclude negative thoughts that poison our mind, destroy our health and ruin our lives. And as we all try to get these thoughts out of our heads, ironically, they become more intense the more we think about them. Here are some tips from the famous American doctor who deals with directing the thoughts of Daniel Wagner, published by the American Psychologist, on how to get rid of negative thoughts from your life.

Focused interference As science explains, it is natural that when we want to distract from some unpleasant thought, we try to think of something else. Your mind is looking for new things to focus on, leaving you in place. This distraction really works but studies show that it is much better to focus on one thing than to have your thoughts wander. The explanation is found in the fact that a mind that has no goal and whose thoughts are dissolved tends to cause dissatisfaction and lack of happiness. Concentrate on a specific task, music or TV show. Avoid stress Another way for our brain to automatically switch to negative thoughts is to be under stress. We often think that it is good when we are under stress, in a big hurry, for example, because it leaves us little time to indulge in our bad thoughts. However, science shows that this is not the case. Instead of pushing thoughts away, stress makes bad thoughts come back even stronger. Put your thoughts aside for later Instead of trying to get negative thoughts out of your head, and they come back stronger, try to simply postpone thinking about them for later. The researchers conducted an experiment in which they asked people with extremely negative thoughts to postpone those thoughts until a period of 30 minutes, which was provided only for that. The results were great, so it's a good idea to put off your worries for later.

Paradoxical therapy Have you ever thought about instead of pushing and running away from nauseating thoughts, turning around and facing them, that is, concentrating narrowly only on them? Although it sounds like a joke, scientists say this could really work. Everything is based on the long-established principle of "exposure therapy". It is similarly applied to phobias. For example, if someone is afraid of spiders, the more time he spends with them, his fear slowly fades. Acceptance Certain research has shown that you can get an extremely positive effect if you decide not to hide from negative thoughts but to boldly step in front of them and accept them. One study even pointed out that fighting ugly thoughts is like wading in quicksand. Try to learn and learn from these thoughts. Meditate Similar to the previous item of acceptance, the Buddhist consciousness of meditation encourages compassion and uncriticism towards the thoughts that pass through our heads. Meditation is a great way to get rid of negative thoughts. Primarily, the good thing is that you practice focus and focus on the topic of your choice with meditation. Self-affirmation This is one of the best psychological remedies that can beat almost anything you come across. Self-affirmation implies good thoughts about oneself and awareness of one's values. It encourages self-confidence in society and self-control, which later affects the fact that you can have the determination to drive away negative thoughts.

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10 months ago

Very well said It can really help those battling with negative emotions.

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