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The battle with negative thoughts

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Saanichton, Vancouver Island

Have you ever woke up in the morning and the first things that crawled into your mind were negative thoughts?  If you have, do not worry because you are not alone.

For many years I was stuck in my own prison–a mind filled with negative thoughts. Before I walked out of those shoes, I believed I was mentally weak and didn’t realize that I created my own prison in which I was mentally confined to. I started to believe in those negative thoughts and it only made things worse–it drowned my sanity and kept me in my own darkness.

Sometimes when you’re too tied up in your own negative thoughts you don’t realize that your mind is creating these ‘could’ve, should’ve and would’ve’ scenarios. Don’t let your mind cast itself into the past and dwell on the unchangeable–or into the future and stress about things that are not there.

I believe there are things or people in our lives that bring us down at times and sometimes we don’t like to talk about it. Instead we keep stressing over these things or this person and subsequently we end up having repetitive negative thoughts about it. These thoughts then create unpleasant feelings that take away our joy and focus from the present moment.

When you drown yourself in negative thinking, you attract the negative things around you. I remembered a time when I was in a negative mood, everything affected me in a negative way–the tone of others talking, the house being messy, the unfinished tasks of the day, and so on.  I was so occupied in allowing these negative thoughts to affect me that all I attracted was the synchronize of pessimism.

It’s never too late to change your focus–let’s steer the focus to the positive things in life. When you draw yourself to positive thinking, you will surely attract all the positive things around you.

It is not easy, but it is well worth the try and you will be grateful that you made the continuous effort to keep fighting.

So how can you win this battle with your negative thoughts?

It is essential to eliminate all the unhealthy and unnecessary things or people that are weighing you down.  These factors may stir up your negative thoughts again as you already know they don’t do you any purpose.

I know this one from experience because a few years back, I was involved in a relationship in which I felt I was not being authentic to myself. Some of the things or people that we surround ourselves with can create a huge impact on our part in which we don’t realize at the time.

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Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life. — Joel Osteen

It’s never too late to declutter and prioritize the selection of things and people you choose to have in your life. This does not make you an insensitive person; nevertheless, it’s the change of your focus and it’s in your best interest to only keep the healthy things and innocuous people in your life.

In the end you’re the only one that can get yourself out of this battle, so fight hard and tell yourself that you will win! Whatever the situations or dilemmas you may have in your life right now, stay strong and tell yourself that you can do it.

Believe in yourself and have faith that things can be the way you want it to be if you just try. Take a leap forward and change the things around you.

Only you can create your own positive thoughts, so surround yourself with like-minded people and indulge yourself in healthy activities.

Stay positive,

Lia

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