2 Things That Will Help You With Your Departure From your Negative Thoughts.

2 Things That Will Help You With Your Departure From your Negative Thoughts.

When I was younger all I did was complain. I had something negative say about everything and everyone including myself. I thought that this was okay, because I also thought that no one really cared and that no one could really see me.When I was in high school I had a Biology teach who gave us the questions and answers to every test. He said that it didn’t matter how we got the answers, just as long as we knew the answers. I also had an English teacher who taught me that I should know what I wanted before I left high school for college. I’m tell you these things, because research and study can get you through a lot and they both can get you closer to what you want.

Research

Your subconscious mind takes in every thing your 5 senses picks up. So, let’s say because of this your subconscious mind is your personal Google. You can ask it anything and it’ll give you an answer. Great Right! Well, it depends on how you use it.

When you’re having negative thoughts, you’re most likely asking your subconscious something stupid, demeaning or just down right mean. Things like why am I a lazy procrastinator, but like a good little Golden Retriever your subconscious will go get a memory and or 1 of your 5 senses, bring it to your conscious mind and say here you go, this is why you can’t get anything done.

Like my high school Biology tests you already have all the answers. You just got to ask yourself the right questions. Instead of asking why am I lazy, ask yourself questions like, what are the things I’ve already done to get me started on my goal, what do I need to do today to get me closer to my goal, who do I know who’s already done what I’m trying to do that I can look up, look into maybe even ask them for their insight on the subject. Asking questions like these will help you overcome your negative thoughts.

You can ask your subconscious negative or positive questions. When you have negative request it will give you a negative response, because that’s what your looking for. “Look and ye shall find.” The same goes for your positive inquiries. I heard Tony Robins say on Tim Ferriss podcast that you can’t be angry and Grateful at the same time. I believe this to also be true for negative thoughts. You can’t think of negative things while being grateful. That same energy you used to bring up those bad thoughts or memories could have also been used to bring you good thoughts and memories. I found a great 4 minute and 45 second YouTube video on Gratitude that I think is helpful to this subject.

Study

You’re having negative thoughts and because of the above you know what to do about them. Now I want you to think back to my high school English teacher who said “Know what you want before you go.” I’ve shorten it and used this for many different situations.

Like when I was trying to find out the difference between laziness and depression. I wrote a post about it, called Does It Matter. Check it out after you finish reading this one. Anyway, I looked up both definition using Google, YouTube, Podcast, Books and People. I found my answer, at least the one I was willing to except.

All my research and studying told me the same thing. Meditate, Move More and Eat Better. Practicing these things helped me move forward with my life and I found them through research and studying.

Here’s my point when you don’t internally know the answers your looking for, your not sure or you just don’t want to believe that, that’s the answer. Studying difference points on the matter at hand will help greatly. Knowing the answers or knowing where you want to go before you leave helps a lot. So, when taking on a new goal or when facing a challenge look it up. This too will help refocus your thoughts.

Social Experiment

The next time you have a negative thought, think of 5 good things about your situation or count out 5 of your blessings. Check out your heart rate after you get to number 5.  Did it slow down or speed up? Do you feel calm or fired up? See how you feel after you get to number 5. If you try this tell me about it on the Facebook Fan Page and if you like this post get the newsletter.

Author: Ericka Bates

Hello! I'm Ericka Bates. I am a wife and mother of 2. Totally nosey with the ability to read. Therefore a great researcher. Things I like to look into autism treatments, health, meditation, and personal development. In much of my findings with autism, stress came up a lot. Stress turned out to be the cause for most health problems. Know what can defeat stress? Meditation! Meditation is not only a great way to get rid of stress, but it's also used to reduce anxiety, depression, anger, lower blood pressure and increase your creativity. There are many forms of meditation and right now I am actively practicing 4. I sit quietly and watch my breath. At first this was hard. My mind kept wondering, I was sitting in thought. Now my mind still wonders some, but I think that I'm getting the hang of it. Hey, practice makes perfect right. Walking is my favorite form of meditation. I listen to a podcast while walking and when I'm done I feel relaxed. Gratefulness or Gratitude is another good one. When I get upset, I stop and think okay, what's five things that's good about this situation. This calms me down and makes me feel better. Like the saying goes happiness is a choice and I wanna be happy. Happiness just doesn't show up you have to produces that kind of energy for yourself. Visualization is the fourth form of meditation I practice. I have a vision board with pictures of the things I want and the things I want to do. The pictures are fun to find, cut out, arrange, pin up and their nice to look at every day. Because your only choosing the things you like and want to do makes this form of meditation a joy to have in your life. It wasn't hard making meditation a part of my every day life. Now I feel that meditation is the foundation to anyone's personal development. Hopefully you'll find a form or forms of meditation that's just right for you too.

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