Banish These Self-Destructive Thoughts Forever
Do you notice when negative, self-destructive thoughts creep into your mind? If you’re like most of us, you likely even discourage yourself with negative self-talk. Beware of these negative processes! You can get overwhelmed with the negativity of your self-destructive thoughts.
Are you sending yourself these troubled messages? Each example below is followed by suggestions about how to banish the thought for good:
No one understands me. If you feel this way, then examine how it is that you have many people around you – friends, family members, and co-workers – and still you believe not a one “gets” you.
Begin working to achieve a healthy balance in your life. Allow time each day to take part in things that make your heart sing. Fit your favorite activities into your very busy day.
Start small, if you need to, by scheduling just 15 minutes each day for yourself.
When you proactively take control of your schedule, you’ll be assured that you complete every activity you want to do.
Congratulate yourself for learning from your mistakes. You’ve gained new knowledge to use from this day forward.
Confront this type of thinking by saying, “No, this thought isn’t right. I do deserve to have a happy life. After all, I learn well from my mistakes.”
In reality, you likely do many things well. Spend some time identifying what those things are. Also, you may be focusing too much on what doesn’t work out well and barely noticing what’s going right in your life. Take time now to write down what you do well.
Try adopting a new mantra: “If at first I don’t succeed, I’ll keep trying until I do.”
Allow yourself the opportunity to make mistakes. Remind yourself that making a mistake is a real learning experience you can benefit from. Optimistically embrace your errors.
The key is that, even though you feel the fear, you must do the thing you want to do anyway. Otherwise, you’ll never know what positive things could happen as a result of your following through with your hopes and dreams.
When negative thoughts begin to invade your mind, nip them in the bud with the above suggestions. Banish your self-destructive thoughts forever and live a life filled with joy and serenity. After all, you deserve it.