Do negative thoughts bombard your life?
The news is 90% negativity. You face negativity at work and at home. You see enough of it online. It is literally invading your life.
What if you could see yourself taking your negative thoughts and process them into positive thoughts?
On your journey to changing negative thoughts, you need to stop yourself from overreacting to what people say.
When someone says something you don’t agree with, stop, take a minute and consider what they are saying. When you get annoyed at others, you stop listening to them and only want to get your point across as to why they are wrong. Instead, after they speak, take a moment and consider what the message is.
The next step is to try and see the other person’s point of view. If you have a hard time doing this, calmly ask questions of the person making the statement. Say that you don’t understand the reason for the statement and would like to know more about why they said it.
You don’t have to agree with the other person. But, the act of listening and seeing their point of view will change you. You may start to challenge your belief system. Sometimes, you can get so focused on a belief even when the reason why you feel that way has changed. When you start to question your beliefs, you will consider what others have to say. This process will help you turn negative thoughts into positive ones.
Negative thoughts rarely lead to believing in yourself. You will end up challenging what everyone says as wrong if they don’t agree with your way of thinking. You will become bitter towards others and ultimately towards yourself. You won’t believe that anything is possible because you shoot down every idea. This type of thinking doesn’t make anyone happy.
When you start to open yourself to others, you will learn more and be accepting of different beliefs. And you may even become enlightened when this happens.
If you hear the negative noise in your mind, tell it to shut up because you’re not listening to it anymore.