It is often difficult to notice when our own negative thoughts are bringing us down, so let’s take a different route – when you are hanging out with a friend and they are being really pessimistic or negative, do you notice that it doesn’t feel so good? It can be mentally draining or it can pull you into states of judgment or anger if you play along with them. This entire experience leaves you feeling down or just plain fatigued, and that’s because negative thoughts aren’t healthy for us and can honestly make you feel like… sh*t.
Looking back within now, we might be having negative thoughts all the time. Maybe we are judging ourselves or our performance at work, maybe we are complaining about someone or something. Maybe we don’t think we are capable of tackling a new task and continually put ourselves down about it. Sometimes this becomes a habit that just never seems to stop, and we don’t even notice it’s happening. But eliminating these thoughts, or not allowing them to run your life, is very important, and it’s not all that tough once you start making the effort to do, i.e. realizing they are simply thoughts and they don’t need to be taken seriously, because you are not your thoughts.
There’s even an entire training system you can use called Happify, which I use exercises from personally. It’s like Lumosity but for your emotional well-being, and you can use it for free online or on your phone! You can try out Happify now, as we partnered up to bring this awesome platform to our readers. www.collective-evolution.com/a/happify2
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