Ever found yourself caught up in a never-ending spiral of negative thoughts and emotions?
I practice meditation regularly and have a good insight and control over my “inner-voice”. Yet, unlike the Buddha I’m still unable to completely banish negative thoughts. Basically, negative thinking is to be expected to a certain degree, especially when you have just had a negative experience.
However, if you’re not careful these negative thought patterns can soon become a way of life! This is a vicious circle in which you can find yourself in a cycle of misery. That’s why it’s important to safeguard your consciousness and strive to maintain a positive attitude. Consider the following tips to help you do just that.
How To Develop A Positive Attitude
Safeguard Your Consciousness
Our consciousness is the core of our very being. It is molded, influenced and shaped by our choices, actions and beliefs. Basically, if you’re thoughts are dominantly negative then this is going to affect how you feel emotionally as well. Safeguard yourself against this by acknowledging your inner-voice and thwart the negativity. Use techniques such as visualizing and positive affirmations to better counteract negative thoughts, and reprogram your mind on a subconscious level.
Accept Responsibility For Your Choices & Actions
It’s easy to blame the other party whenever we find ourselves acting out of character such as during a heated debate. However, whos fault is it really? You could state the it wasnt you who started the debate and that the other person was pushing your buttons. This however is flawed and the wrong approach. You are in control of your own thoughts, feelings and emotions. A debate takes two so be mindful of your choices, actions, and reactions.
Just Roll With The Punches
Life can be rather cruel at times and certain events, circumstances, or people are bound to have a negative impact on your attitude – it’s simply unavoidable! Here’s the thing, although you cannot prevent certain circumstances, you can control how you react to them. Instead of getting yourself worked up over something beyond your control remind yourself that you’re just experiencing another one of lifes challenges, and that the silver lining in the cloud will soon present itself.
Solicite Your Feedback Wisely
Unfortunately, we’re constantly being bombarded with negative feedback from the media which directly affects our own consciousness! Safeguard your mind against negative programming, and instead empower your mind with more productive, positive activities. It’s likewise important to safeguard yourself against the negative feedback from others. Surround yourself with positive people who bring out the best in you and that make you feel good.
Keep Yourself Busy
Sometimes no matter how hard we try we just cannot level the mind. That’s when it’s time to get busy! Get stuck into something that will occupy your mind and keep you busy. If you can make these productive activities then even better as you’ll be left with a feeling of achievement afterwards which will help keep your mind clear when you settle down again.
Practice Meditation Daily
Learning to meditate is an enlightening journey. It can go a long way in helping curb those negative thoughts and generally to help you feel more at peace. The results of meditating aren’t directly obvious. However, meditate daily for 15 mins upwards for 4 weeks before deciding whether or not it has had a positive impact on your state of mind and attitude.
Wrapping It Up
In this article we have discussed 6 practical tips for thwarting negative, self-destructive thoughts. The most important thing is to take command of that inner-voice and empower yourself with statements of positivity. Strive also to be more mindful of your choices and actions and choose only to empower yourself with positive feedback and suggestions.
It will look like this: How To Develop Positive Attitude – 6 Steps To a Renewed Attitude