Published by Matthew Gustin
2 years ago
Exercise the mind to visualize favorable results We all keep falling into the same trap. When facing difficult situations we usually concentrate our thoughts on the least favorable outcome, even though everything could happen. You need to learn to control your mind. It’s important to know that everything that you do it comes out of your mind, so if you keep thinking negatively, your outcome will be more likely not that good. So learn to control your mind and always try to visualize the most favorable results no matter what.
Learn to choose your thoughts In the book, The Happiness Trap, author Russ Harris says that 80% of our thoughts contain negative content. It’s not that surprising, considering that we live in a negative environment. Most people think in order to escape negative thoughts we have so stop thinking about them. But the truth is, that it’s not possible. We can’t always control what comes up on our minds. There are always still those “pop up thoughts”, that jump into our heads from nowhere. In order to get around this issue, we must learn to classify and select out thoughts. That means, that we can’t always control what thoughts come up in our minds, but we can choose which one we want to dwell on.
Let go of what does not uplift you Sometimes we invest a lot, like time, money and emotions on people. It often occurs that these investments do not pay off and the people start to drag us down with them. From this point forward you should let go of these people.Unfortunately many people aren’t able to let go. They cling to the past and keep remembering the effort, that was put in that person. But guess what? The longer you stay with them, the more they will drag you down and robe your energy. It’s painful to let all the effort be wasted, but you should be aware what you are sacrificing by holding unto something, that’s already dead. As long as someone or something is destroying you, both physically or mentally, you should take it as a sign to move on.