Negative thoughts mixed with the Law of Attraction can be a harmful cocktail. The Law of Attraction attracts into our lives whatever we think about. Negative thinking (or rumination) can lead to major problems like depression or anxiety. The Law of Attraction will turn those worries into reality. We don’t want that to happen.
This isn’t a “Secret” it has been a well known universal law for centuries. Will Smith, Oprah Winfrey, and Beethoven have all proven the validity of this law.
If you force yourself to think positive thoughts about your life and your abilities, you’ll take actions to do your goals.
When you can’t stop thinking negative thoughts, ask yourself the following questions:
- What am I worrying about exactly?
- Is there anything I can do to fix this?
- What role did I play in this situation? How can I learn to stop doing that?
- Imagine if your worst fear actually happened, write down all the ways you could handle it and still be okay.
You’ve dealt with past issues moment by moment, but over time you got through it.
It’s important for you to know that thoughts turn into reality. If we obsessively think painful thoughts we form a metaphorical “shit cloud” over our lives. Those are never good!
Try the following to regain control over your thoughts.
1. Increase Awareness of Your Thoughts
Notice when you are thinking negative thoughts. Remind yourself that just because you thought it, doesn’t mean it’s the truth. Stop the behavior and distract yourself completely in something else.
Often when we get stuck on loop mode it’s because negative thinking has become a habit. The subconscious loves to make you do the same thing over and over. It is the reason we have habits.
You see the subconscious wants you to think “it happened before, it will happen again” and this is false. It will make you avoid trying new things.
When we allow ourselves to default to negative thinking we in grain these thoughts into our mind.
Do something that makes you feel happy
Go swimming, take a drive, paint something, go to a park, do some Yoga, listen to some upbeat music or call a friend. Doing something that makes you happy will distract you and give you something else to focus on.
The next time you catch yourself obsessing over negative past event or future worries, say: “Stop!”.
If you don’t want to freak-out your co-workers or family members you can just snap a rubber band on your wrist.
Afterwards, get up and go do something enjoyable. The subconscious takes over when we are sitting around not being mentally stimulated.
Know that mistakes are learning opportunities.
Don’t take everything so seriously! Let yourself laugh!
Laughing releases the body’s feel-good chemicals that give you an overall sense of well-being. It can lower your stress levels and increases immunity and infection-fighting antibodies. This is why people say “Laughter is the best medicine”.
It’s hard to worry while your laughing! So call up that funny friend or watch your favorite comedy.
You can take charge of your life and free yourself from irrational fears and useless worrying. Like any new skill, it takes practice and repetition. Take your time and keep working on it.
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