How to Remove Negative Thoughts from the Subconscious Mind?
Your subconscious mind throws a wrench in the works when you’re about to do something major – something that has the potential to change the course of your life – and you’re already scared and concerned about taking the next step. Is this something you’ve heard before? At all times, the subconscious mind appears to be unduly eager to take a negative viewpoint. Think about the different ways things could go wrong, as well as the negative consequences of each action. When it’s working properly, this is meant to be a protective mechanism that keeps you from self-destruction. However, this is not the case majority of the time.
Before we can look at strategies to get rid of negative thoughts, we need to go to the root of the problem. Why do you get bad thoughts in your head? Is it possible to keep unpleasant thoughts from entering your mind? There’s no denying it: negative thoughts are harmful and must be eliminated. The question is why we have them in the first place. We must first understand negative thinking to counteract it. The chicken versus the egg conundrum applies to depression and bad thinking. They gradually fall into a vicious cycle from which it is difficult to break free.
Reasons for Negative Thinking
● Catastrophizing is the belief that calamity is unavoidable.
● Overgeneralization has happened before and will happen again in the future.
● Making decisions and leaping to conclusions based on little information.
● It’s either all our fault or it’s all someone else’s fault.
● “I feel it, thus it is,” asserts emotional reasoning.
● Change your mind about something. Try to change people for your enjoyment.
● It’s inexcusable that you’re the only one who follows the norms of fairness.
● Because you are the center of attention, everything swirls around you.
● With an either/or perspective, there is no middle ground; if you don’t succeed, you’re a loser.
● Filtering requires focusing on and exaggerating small undesirable features.
How to Overcome Negative Thoughts?
1) CHOP NEGATIVE THOUGHTS OFF: Negative thought, as previously indicated, is like weeds in the garden. Unpleasant ideas can be dealt with in the same way that weeds are dealt with. We must protect our thoughts and be on the alert for external threats as guardians of our minds. This approach involves quick decision-making and action. You put an end to unpleasant thoughts as soon as you recognize their presence. There will be no investigation, study, debate, or attempt to overthrow it; it will simply cease to exist. As if chopping the weed in half or uprooting it completely. Your mind will probably want to return to and accept these negative beliefs. However, stay firm in your convictions and tell yourself, “a no is a no.” It could help you cope with the circumstance if you replace that negative thought with a positive one.
2) LABEL THEM AS NEGATIVE THOUGHTS: Recognize and classify any negative thoughts that come to mind. Assume that the last idea you had was entirely negative. Remind yourself that the thought is harmful and that it should be disregarded rather than entertained whenever it appears. You give negative thoughts force and hold on you when you react to them. When you’re dissatisfied, agitated, furious, worried, or fired up, you’re