No matter how much you try to stay positive, negative thoughts still make their way to your mind. You are only a human and shouldn’t punish yourself for having negative thoughts. But it is in your control to get rid of the thoughts that are causing you, your work and your relationships a damage.
Consider watching this video to know more about 10 top ways to deal with stress….
Let’s take a look at how you can get rid of negative thoughts:
Stop everything and take a few deep breaths. Clear your mind for a few minutes and focus on your breathing. Now, recall every negative thought you have and try to identify them. Ask yourself if what you’re thinking is actually worth stressing over? Will it matter in five years? Will it helps with anything?
Accept your thoughts and yourself. Remind yourself that it is okay to have negative thoughts because you’re only a human and then start thinking of ways to change the negativity into positivity.
Write it down:
You might not prefer writing a diary or a journal, but writing down all your thoughts on a piece of paper will help a lot. It will help you have a better understanding of your thoughts and feelings, then you can finally throw the paper in the bin. You can also tear down the paper if it makes you feel better. But you need to let out the negative voice of your mind.
Go for a walk:
No matter how busy you are, or how terrible you feel, leave everything for a while and go for a walk. When you walk, clear your head from every positive or negative thought and just focus on your body and the environment around you.
It doesn’t have to be a long walk specifically. You can go for a short stroll to clear your mind, reconnect with nature and feel fresh. It will improve your perception, self-esteem, mood and reduce stress and anxiety.
Do something you love:
Painting, listening to music, sketching, dancing, reading, watching movies and shows, whatever it is that you love will take off your mind from negative thoughts. Even if it is shopping or spending time with friends, going for outings, playing games, it will elevate your mood and make you happy and get rid of your negative thoughts.
Spend time with people you trust:
In order to let out your negative thoughts, talk to someone you trust, either your parents, siblings, friends, partners or therapists. Spending time and talking to them will help you let go of the pent-up emotions and thoughts.
Talk and remind yourself how grateful you are. Start by listing the qualities you have and be grateful for them. Then list the things you have in your life, your family, friends, partners, possessions, your work, your education, everything. Don’t think about the things you don’t have. But think of what you have and what more you can achieve by staying positive.
Take care of your mental and physical health:
Our mental and physical health are both connected to each other. Take care of your body by exercising 3-5 times a week and meditation of 10-15 minutes daily. Drinking 8-12 glasses of water, avoiding junk food, sleeping 7-8 hours daily and eating healthy fruits and vegetables will keep your body and mind healthy.
What are your ways of dealing with negative thoughts? Share your answers with us in the comment box.
Until Next Time,
Team Doctor ASKY!