Hello readers! Welcome to our blog. Trendphobia aims to inspire its readers to build a happy, healthy, and content life for themselves. What plays a significant role in the pursuit of such a life is our emotions. While positive emotions ignite our enthusiasm for living, negative emotions can dampen our spirits and cloud our perception of a beautiful life. In the present blog post, we will delve into strategies that can help you break free from the cycle of negative thinking when confronted with a wave of negative emotions.
We all feel sad sometimes. Sadness is like a toll plaza booth that you encounter every once in a while in this journey of life. Like every emotion, it also fades away with time. But sometimes, sadness seems to pervade every corner of our minds leaving no space for hope to enter. This is when our mind clings to a negative thought for too long and starts to perceive it as truth. This creates room for more negative thoughts to enter and hence, begins the negative cycle of thoughts. During such times of hopelessness and despondency, it can feel extremely hard to find your way back to a positive state of mind.
Here’s what you need to do to break the cycle of negative thinking.
Let yourself feel
Emotions are not negative, they are just emotions. It is what actions those emotions could lead to make them positive or negative. Happiness can lead to better relationships, so it is considered a positive emotion. On the other hand, anger or hate can lead to harm, therefore a negative emotion. But that doesn’t mean that you are not allowed to feel these emotions. You just have to find a safe outlet for releasing these emotions. One of the most effective outlets is by writing your thoughts and feelings down on paper.
The negative emotions that you constantly feel indicate that there are some unresolved issues in your life that you need to pay attention to. It is only when you allow yourself to feel this emotion, will you become aware of those issues.
When we are stuck in a negative cycle of thoughts, our inner voice tends to make us feel worthless. It constantly criticizes us and cripples our willingness to do anything. In such situations, remember to be gentle with yourself. Doing the smallest task takes up so much strength and can feel exhausting. Your inner voice will tell you “You can’t even carry out such a small thing, how do you expect to achieve anything big in life”. You need to remind yourself that your goal is not to achieve anything right now, to not finish a task. You just have to try. That’s it.
Separate the thought from the belief
Our brain perceives, it does not witness, feel, or do. It is merely interpreting what our eyes see, what our skin touches, and what we believe. You might think that there is no way you can get out of this negative cycle, but it is only because you think that. Your brain does not know the outcome, it can not look into the future. So how can it know whether something is possible or not? It can not. A negative thought tethered with belief forces your brain to perceive it as reality. All you need to do is separate the thought from belief. Belief is the foundation for any thoughts to become our reality. You must use your faith and use it to reinforce the ideas that you want to become your reality. You can do so with the help of positive affirmations.
One good habit
A person stuck in the cycle of negative thoughts often thinks of the best possible scenario of life and how they are incapable of ever achieving that. But in tough times, when everything already feels like an uphill struggle, you do not have to carry too many things to burden yourself even more. Start with one good habit. Do not feel guilty for not being able to do everything at once. Your focus right now should be to break the cycle by clutching on to anyone good habit that will help you get out of it. It could be meditating for 5 minutes, taking a break from social media, exercising for 10 minutes, or going to bed early. Do not strive for the best just yet, do your best to strive for better.
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