Dealing with a consistent flow of negative thoughts can be debilitating to many individuals, which is why the process of eliminating these thoughts is at the forefront of many people’s to-do lists. Experts are now claiming, however, that the answer may not be to eliminate these thoughts at all. Instead, finding a healthy balance of both negative and positive thoughts can enforce healthy levels of expectations for the future, preparing us for realistic outcomes that may occur.
- It isn’t necessary to rid your mind of every single negative thought you have. Negative thoughts in moderation can give us realistic expectations and efficient preparation.
- Expressing your thoughts in a journal on a routine basis can help you pinpoint your negative thought patterns such as all-or-nothing thinking and using imperatives.
- Since sleep deprivation can directly impact your memory and mood, getting a full night’s rest is vital in keeping negative thoughts at bay.
“Understand that survival is your brain’s first, and most important, mission and that negative thoughts are its way of protecting you from all dangers.”