How do you feel and how are your actions based on a negative mindset? I bet not the best (and you can do that better!)
Why is it easier to be caught in negative thoughts than in positive ones? Well, it’s in the society we live in… Unfortunately, most people are unhappy with their lives and they aren’t even aware their thoughts are what is beginning to cause their misery.
It’s not beneficial at all to keep being stuck in a cycle of negative thoughts. It’s hard to get out of, but it’s possible and it will hurt yourself more at the end if you carry those bad thoughts with you than going through the discomfort of training your brain to adopt a new, healthier lifestyle.
Here’s what you do:
Be aware of your thoughts
Which thoughts are you thinking regularly? Write them down as this will help you realize what’s going on in your mind. What kind of thoughts do you want to believe instead of the negative ones?
Contrapose your old thoughts with the new, positive ones you want to think from now on.
Reread and repeat those new ones as often as possible every day.
You need to be consistent with this. When a negative thought comes up, recognize it and replace it with a positive one. The more often you are doing this, the better and the more naturally it will get to think more positive. See this as a mental workout and your brain as the muscle you are training.
Purging all these thoughts on a piece of paper will help you to understand your own way of thinking more. It doesn’t matter what are you writing, don’t worry about grammar or even if this makes sense at all. Just let your heart out and write down whatever you’re feeling too. There is no right or wrong way.
Start your day right
The way we start your day has a huge influence on how your day will be. You may prefer to sleep as long as you can, but I suggest blocking a bit of time in the morning. Even if it’s just 30 minutes.
And even better if you put your phone aside and meditate instead after you wake up. This will help you to get your mind clear and stay in the present moment.
You can even do some stretches and saying some positive affirmations.
Being grateful for having a good day before actually starting it is highly recommended as you will send this good energy straight to the universe.
Create a positive evening routine
The way you end your day is as important as you are starting it. Turn off electric appliances, such as your phone, computer, and WIFI around one hour before going to bed.
Take this time to reflect on your day, you can do this by writing down what happened today and what you are grateful for or you just can say it out loud. It’s up to you.
You can also start to visualize how your life is going to change (for the better) if you’re continuing to think more positively. By doing so, you are more likely to stick to your new routines.
This is not just about the thoughts – a more positive lifestyle and actions will support your brain to adopt a positive mindset.
In conclusion, it is possible to recover from negative thinking and it’s just a matter of time. Take this time, be patient and practice your new “lifestyle” over and over and you will get there!
This post is written by Kerstin Daut. She is a spiritual self-love and mindset coach and blogger of shinykitsune.com. She is a full-time student from Germany and builds her business while attending university. When she is not learning or sitting behind her laptop, she likes to play video games or meeting friends for cozy coffee or tea dates.
Say hi to her on Instagram: @shinykitsune, hang out on her website with her blog: https://shinykitsune.com and listen to her Podcast on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/31n8ZDnNpjXaJkor12SDKI) or Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/de/podcast/lessons-of-a-fox/id1486427662).