How To Avoid Those Negative Thoughts

In our high-tech world, many people tends to think more negatively rather than looking at the brighter side of things.  It will be good for your mind and health that you should try your best to address those negativity in your life.

Learn to cultivate a positive mindset

People who project negativity on a consistent basis typically have low self-esteem. They feel badly about themselves, and their negativity could reflect those feelings.

Adopting an open mindset should enable you to listen non-judgmentally, practice genuine empathy, and to appreciate the viewpoint of others. You do not have to share their views or try to solve their problems for them - only encourage them to look for solutions themselves. Keep a distance from the negative emotions of others if you want to help them in a meaningful way.

Research has shown that our expectations of people can influence their behaviour and vice-versa. When we label someone as "negative", we expect them to complain, be pessimistic and focus on problems most of the time. This expectation or prediction often comes true.

Would it help to say that no such thing as a "negative person" exists, only a person with negative tendencies?

Infuse the energy and enthusiasm inside you

When you look after yourself well, with passion for your life, the vibrant energy will sooner or later rub off on those around you. Positive energy vibes can have a contagious effect!

Don't blame others and yourself

You need to accept that you cannot control external events and that no one can make you feel a certain way - only you can! No matter how bad the situation, no amount of blaming, cynicism or back-lashing will change it. Seek to learn and experience something positive from it, no matter what.

Take a break

Mental exhaustion can challenge you from staying focused and from maintaining a positive attitude. Noises from the outside world compounded by your own value judgements, inner dialogues and "things to do" lists can distract you.

Give your body and mind the break it deserves even if only for 5 minutes every hour or so. This will not only help you re-orient yourself to the tasks that needs completion but enable you to put your best efforts.

Develop healthy habits and lifestyle

Lead a healthy lifestyle and pay particular attention to exercising your body and mind. Among other things practice gratefulness on a daily basis, read inspirational stories, listen to music, connect with your loved ones, give time to your children, participate in sporting activities and reach out to help others in need.

Expect 'negativity' to have a short life span

Remember, if you remain passive negativity will take you for a joyless ride. It is not enough to think positive. You also need to shake off the stubborn, negative particles that you might have collected and flush them out of your mind. Create an expectation that they will move on and they will!

Finally get inspired by those successful and positive people and study how they deal with negativity. Remember "Success leaves clues"!

Quotes for the day:

"When I hear somebody sigh that Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?"  
-- Sydney J. Harris

"If you're going to be thinking, you may as well think big."
-- Donald Trump

"Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice."
-- Wayne Dyer 

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