Why We Think Negatively?

Dr. Purushothaman
November 6, 2022

Have you ever struggled with negative thinking? Have you caught yourself rehashing negative thoughts over and over in your head? We all do. We all go through this unpleasant and counterproductive phase in life where our thoughts seem to be negative and extremely discouraging. In many cases, our negative thoughts can even lead us towards chronic depression.

What makes us think negatively?

  1. Fear

People naturally fear the unknowable and what their future might bring. It causes us to stress on mishaps and we spend a lot of time thinking negatively more than positively for our lives ahead.

  1. Anxiety

We worry a lot about the present as well and anxiety in our lives and where we are heading makes negative thoughts go wild in our heads.

  1. Self-esteem

We all have done things we are embarrassed about. Having low confidence and low self-esteem gives rise to negative thoughts about oneself and life in general.

How to overcome negative thoughts?

  1. Acceptance

What will you change if you do not believe that you have those in the first place? The human mind has about a squillion thought running in a day and it is natural to have negative thoughts. Understand what your brain thinks and make a conscious effort to rectify those thoughts.

  1. Meditate or do yoga

Meditation and yoga can take your focus away from the negative thoughts and bring attention to your breathing. It is also a very relaxing activity that helps ease your mind.

  1. Surround yourself with positive people.

Encourage a talk with your closest friends and family. Surround yourself around people who can help you put things into perspective and who will not feed your negative thinking.

Psychologists can also help with such depressive disorders. They help people learn about several coping mechanisms to deal more effectively with life’s many issues and mental health problems.

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Article Source: https://www.quora.com/Why-do-we-think-negatively/answer/Purushothaman-Kollam-1

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