Do you often feel upset, down, disappointed or frustrated?
Do you often find yourself thinking about problems, failure, obstacles or bad health?
Do you worry a lot?
If you do, it means that you are a victim of negative thinking.
You suffer and feel bad, because you allow negative thoughts to occupy your mind. You are making yourself a victim of these thoughts and are allowing them to affect how you think, feel and act.
Is this necessary?
Do you really want to feel bad and create unhappy and irritating situations?
You surely do not want that.
If you let negative thoughts invade into your mind, you are surrendering to them and giving them mastery over your life. You are letting these negative thoughts rule your life.
Just consider how much time and energy you spend on worries, fears or anxiety! It is just wasted time and energy, which you could have used to better purposes.
If you do nothing to prevent negative thinking, its power over you will grow, which means that you will expect failure and problems, and therefore, you will not try to improve your life.
The best way to prevent negative thinking is to focus on its opposite, on positive thinking.
You don’t need to fight your negative thoughts, because this means you will focus on them, making them even stronger. It is better better focus on solutions, on finding a way out, on positive mental images, on doing things and on taking action.
When you fight unhappy and negative thoughts you direct your mental energy to them, making them stronger. Instead, it is wiser to direct your thoughts to positive and happy topics. I have explained how to do so in the book about positive thinking.
This of course might take some time and requires persistence on your part. You are changing the habits of your mind, and this takes time.
Remember, your feelings and thoughts, actions and reactions, are the mirror of your thoughts. This means you have to be careful with what you think, because your thoughts program your subconscious mind, build habits, affect your behavior, and shape the situations you meet.
You also need to remember that thinking on what you do not want will awaken unhappy and negative feelings and emotions. You will continue focusing on your problems, attract them, and make them grow. This is not the way to get rid of them. To get rid of them, you need to focus on positivity.
How to Stop Being Victim of Negative Thinking?
You can change your thinking patterns and mindset, making them positive. This will take some time and effort, but it is possible and the rewards are great.
You need to substitute your negative thoughts with positive thoughts. You need to be on guard and refuse to think about your problems and worries, and instead, focus on solving them.
Ways to stop being the victim of negative thinking:
- Repeat positive affirmations everyday. Affirmations are short, positive statements that you often repeat. These statements can change your thinking from positive to negative.
- Visualize the kind of life you really want. I have written a lot about this topic at this website, as well as in my book about creative visualization.
- Do your best to become more optimistic and positive in your thoughts and your actions. This might be a difficult at the beginning, especially if you have been a victim of negative thinking, but with patience and perseverance you would be able to change your thinking patterns.
- Develop inner strength, assertiveness and willpower. You can find all the information about this at this website.
This is not difficult to do. Just take one step at a time, and gradually, you will see how you are becoming more positive and taking control of your life.
You can stop being a victim of negative thinking.
You can change your mindset.
You do not need negative thinking. It is a habit that you should overcome as soon as you can, and it is not as difficult as you might think. It is a habit that became deeply embedded, and you need to uproot it.
“Positive thinking means expecting, believing, and visualizing what you want to achieve. It means seeing in your mind’s eye the thing you want, as an accomplished fact.”
“Reality is the mirror of your thoughts. Choose well what you put in front of the mirror.”
Below, you will find a list of a few of my books which can help you: