Negative thought patterns can turn your day into a downward spiral and affect you on both a physical Â and emotional level. Below are five negative thought patterns that you should get rid of.
This happens when we perceive a tiny mistake or misfortune in our lives as being the one thing that will ultimately ruin everything for us. Â Not only does this exaggeration not help us, it fosters anxiety, fear, stress and helplessness. Â Donât believe that the worst has happened before itâs happened.
I think that everyone, somewhere deep inside of them, knows that when they say âblanketâ statements that unfairly group individuals together without a second glance, that thereâs some element of dishonesty in what theyâre saying. Â Stating that everything is either âthis wayâ or âthat wayâ is a poor way of viewing the world. Â Donât make it a habit.
As much as we would like to think that we are at the center of the universe, we are not. Â The world does not belong to you just as much as it does not belong to me. Â Always acknowledge that people will act the way they act because theyâre sorting through issues of their own, and that it probably doesnât have anything to do with you (donât take things so personally).
Filtering is something that we all do. Â Shockingly, people only like to hear things that resonate positively with what they believe or understand. Â Try to avoid only hearing what you want to hear.Â Take the good with the bad, because if you only have one side of the picture, how you can fully understand it?
Constantly telling yourself that you should have done this or should have done that is bad for oneâs view of him or herself. Â The word âshouldâ denotes that weâre incapable or lacking in certain areas. Â Youâre basically telling yourself youâre not good enough or didnât do well enough. Â If you truly think you should be doing something then make the effort to make it happen. Â If itâs not worth doing, then donât bother with it, and certainly donât stress over it.