Negative thinking is one of the most difficult things to control but it is an important factor of living a happier, more positive life. The average person has thousands of thoughts every second, some of which are consciousself-inflicted ideas, and others that play silently in the background of our subconscious mind. Many of these thoughts are immersed in negativity, whether we are conscious of it or not. However, there is something you can do every day to make yourself feel better—and it’s something that lasts. You need to learn to control your negative thoughts!
The Power of Your Own Thoughts
What you say to and about yourself matters. It’s your truth, whether the things you say are negative or positive. If you tell yourself you’re smart, your spirit will believe it. But, if you tell yourself you’re ugly, you’re spirit will believe it too. The thoughts you have, whether negative or positive, are based on how you choose to look at yourself.
You Program Your Being
Your thoughts program your being. You can make yourself feel unworthy and inadequate, or you can make yourself feel worthy and capable. You can program yourself to accept fear and all things negative as your personal truths, or you can program yourself to be brave, embrace the unknown and be happy.
Let’s say I gave you $500. You can go out and spend it on what you want, or you can spend it on something you don’t want. If you spend it on something you want, it will make you happy. But, if you spend it on something you don’t want, you can’t complain that it makes you miserable when you bring it home. You didn’t want it in the first place!
The same can be said for positive and negative thoughts. If you have 500 positive thoughts, you’ll be happier than if you had 500 negative thoughts. And if all your have are negative thoughts, you can’t be surprised that you don’t lead a happy life!
Get Rid of Negative Thoughts
Your spirit has been listening to what you’ve been saying to yourself, throughout the day, every day. It locks on to your thoughts, whether they’re negative or positive. But life is not meant to be the struggle that so many of us endure. It is powerful, divine and filled with endless possibilities. If you get rid of your negative thoughts, you can change everything!
Change what you say. If you are not happy with your weight, instead of saying “I really need to lose 20 pounds,” focus on what you like about yourself instead. Tell yourself how beautiful your eyes are or how great your favorite jeans make you feel. It’s that simple and it really works!