How can I remove bad thoughts from my mind. Negative thinking can be a habit of mind. Thoughts sink in and linger there until you take action to get rid of them. When you first start thinking negatively, it can be tempting to try and force those thoughts out of your head. You try as hard as possible to stop thinking about them and push them out.
But this approach often backfires. Resisting those negative thoughts can actually reinforce that thinking pattern and just make things worse. The more you try not to think about something, the more you actually end up thinking about it.
To get rid of negative thinking, you need to try a different approach – something that will clear your mind of those negative thoughts once and for all.
Take a moment to observe your body language. Are you slouching with a closed stance? Are you frowning?
If you are, you’re more likely to think negatively.
Bad body language can lower your self-image and lead to a lack of confidence. In that emotional state, it’s only natural to start having bad thoughts.
Sit up straight in a confident manner. Open your stance and smile more.
Fix your body language and you’ll feel a lot better. It might be just what you need to clear those negative thoughts.
Sometimes negative thinking occurs because you have issues or emotions you need to get out.
It’s not good to keep things to yourself. If you have something that needs to be addressed, you should talk through them with someone.
Putting things into words gives your thoughts shape and form. That can help you put things into perspective so you can deal with them at the root of the problem.There has been a trend for celebrities to read their negative social media tweets out loud, and when you see that you realize how absurd and ridiculous they truly are. Try it out with the negative voice inside your head. Call up a friend, share your negative thoughts with them, and then laugh at how ridiculous the mind can be. Exercise will alleviate your mood and the recent surge in group fitness mind/body classes highlights that. Smart workout enthusiasts have been doing this for years by taking the revolutionary mind body workout, intenSati, where you train your mind to speak positive thoughts and use the intentions from class in your everyday life. One favorite statement used out loud in class goes like this, “All negative thoughts stop right now!”
Have fun with this one. When a negative thought appears, have a reaction with a fun or silly action. Poke your tongue out, slap your wrist, or just smile. Find a bodily response that will get you out of your head and focus back to the present.
There you have it – ten ways to make negative thoughts leave your mind. I hope you can put some of these into your daily practice. The mind might be a powerful thing but it isn’t always worth listening to!