Every individual’s personality is characterized by patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Our mind and behavior are closely connected to each other. We manifest into actions what we think. We react either positively or negatively according to what we think. A person who tends to entertain more of the negative thoughts than the positive ones is someone who possesses a not-so-good personality.
It follows that if you think negatively most of the time, you also manifest undesirable behaviors and outlook in life. So, do not be surprised if people will not really take time to interact with you or if those around you would pitch in negative remarks about your personality. It is because people tend to enjoy the company of those who have positive thoughts and attitude. Here are some effective methods in avoiding pessimistic thoughts.
The power of positive thinking is so prevailing that it can eradicate depressing thoughts in your mind. Also, you must know that once you start to entertain more optimistic thoughts, you will attract more of the positive vibes and situations. According to the law of attraction, whatever your thoughts give out to the universe, the universe will simply respond according to those thoughts.
Positive thinking is known to be a mental attitude that seeks for constructive and favorable outcomes. When we think of affirmative and encouraging thoughts, it becomes apparent in our words and actions. These are essential in our success and growth in life, career, experiences, and relationships.
For example, you are in a final interview for the job position you have always aimed for. Instead of thinking of failing and the what if’s, you might as well prepare for your responses to the possible questions. Think of getting the job rather than being nervous of the other applicants. Once you have this kind of mental attitude, you will find out that you will exude more confidence in answering and presenting yourself.
In order to develop positive thinking, use affirmative words while thinking and talking. You can also watch feel-good movies such as comedy flicks. Try reading a few lines from an inspiring book or article everyday. Mingle with people who think positively most of the time. Think of past experiences that relieve happy memories such as family vacation, bonding with friends, or bonding moments with your dog.
As mentioned in the previous paragraph, the use of affirmative words can help improve positive thinking. These are positive words and statement that we can use in our communication with other people. They describe situations, events, goals in a positive manner. Affirmations need to be repeated either mentally or verbally with sincerity and eagerness until it is brought into the subconscious mind and automatically becomes a part of it. Our subconscious adapts to these new ways of thinking so we tend to develop better habits and attitudes and even create new skills.
Some examples of affirmative words are “I am able to”, “I can”, and “It is possible”. Avoid the use of vague and negative expressions such as “no”. You may also create your own power dialogues and keep on repeating it everyday until your mind becomes accustomed to it.
Creative visualization is another effective method to avoid negative thoughts. This is a process of painting a picture in your mind on the things that you wish to happen in your life or the things you wish to achieve. Because our mind is so powerful, it can create a vivid imagination of our thoughts. For example, every time you feel down, try to simply visualize a baby who looks so adorable. When you think of such thought, your mind clears away the problems and happy thoughts dominate the subconscious.
Do not hesitate to think big and dream big. Visualize yourself having an abundant wealth, living in your dream house, driving your dream car, and living a more satisfying life. There is definitely no harm to think of big ambitions.
For instance, if you wish to travel to another country, you can start visualizing yourself in that place and let your imagination rule over your experience in that place. Sooner or later, this visualization will turn to reality with a positive belief and conviction that you will make it to that place. But do not fret if it does not manifest right there and then, since not all our thoughts instantly change into actuality.