15 Mar How To Step Out Of Negativity: 7 Tips
Dr. Susan Murphy—
You become what you think about. Throughout history, philosophers, historians, and even poets have written about the power of the mind. Your thoughts become your reality.
Norman Vincent Peele said, “Change your thoughts, and you change your life. If you think in negative thoughts, you will get negative results; if you think in positive terms, you will achieve positive results. In three words ‘believe and succeed.’”William James wrote “The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. If you wish to be rich, you will be rich. If you wish to be learned, you will be learned. If you wish to be good, you will be good.”
Thinking helps you plan, make decisions, and imagine your future; however negative thinking can lead to stress, depression, and paranoia. Negative thoughts drain energy and keep you from living in the present moment.
If left unchecked, negative thoughts become stronger and more powerful in their hold on you. If your thoughts are confused and full of fear and doubts, your life becomes full of fear, anxiety, and doubts. Most fears are learned. The only fears you are born with are fear of loud noises, fear of bright lights, and fear of falling.
The antidote to fear is love, self-love, self-respect, and courage. Some good news is the discovery of Neuroplasticity—which is the ability of the brain to change its physical structure and function based on input from your experiences, behaviors, emotions, and thoughts. This means that with awareness and action, you can change your negative thinking patterns…
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