3 easy steps to avoid negative thoughts and emotions
Negative thoughts such as jealousy, sadness and fear are often seen as obstacles. They lead to struggles on the professional, emotional and social levels.
But unlike what most people think, altering negative thoughts is possible. It’s just a longterm procedure that need to be well-organized and carried out with consciousness and attention.
1. Identify the negative. Start by accepting your negative emotion, and trying to figure out where it came from. It is only by understanding it, that the problem can be solved. This might look difficult at first, but in the long term, it is the key to self-improvement.
2. Switch and debate. This step is about taking time to think when the negative thoughts occur. The short lapse of time will be the turning point of the negative emotion, the chance to modify it. Sometimes, writing down your thoughts is important. It can help you sort out the negative and the positive.
3. Be patient and practice frequently. No change comes easily and right away. Positive thoughts take time to become automatic and natural. This is why a person should be patient throughout this process, in order to control and grow out of the negative.
The infographic below explains in an easy outline how to solve the mystery of the negative.
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