Focusing on the negative

Are you continually looking for the negative in your life, relationships, career, health, etc.?

feedback-1977986_1920Our thoughts patterns and emotions can have a big impact on how we mentally and even physically feel. Negative thoughts are natural, but focusing on everything that is going wrong, that you don’t like, that could be better, what others have and you don’t can lead to real resentment and self-hatred. If you take the negative details and magnify them while filtering out all positive aspects of a situation and dwell on it exclusively, your vision of reality becomes darkened or distorted. If left unchecked, it can get to the point where you can’t see the positive even when you look up.

Life is mostly about perspective. If you have been diagnosed with depression and anxiety, please take your medication. It will help you have more control over your negative thoughts. Over the way we choose to see the world, people and situations will determine our path. The keyword is chosen.

“I choose to make the rest of my life, the best of my life.” – Louise Hay

One trick is to write down a couple of your negative thoughts on paper and then rip them up and throw them away. Adding the physical act to the mental one add more control over the negative words.

Once you take the self-conscious decision to let go of the negative and focus on the positive in your life, don’t expect everything to fall into place at once. It sounds really easy to do in text, but in real life, there will always be those negative or challenging times that will bring you down. If you suffer from depression and anxiety like me, we have triggers and unfortunately, no all triggers can be removed. I find that along with my medication, and the self-conscious decision to let go of the negative, I get more happy days. They aren’t all easy or happy, but before they were all dark and physically and emotionally exhausting.

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