Your mind is an incredible storyteller. When you believe something, that thought has the power to shape the world around you.
Our thoughts inform how we feel, and how we’re feeling directly affects the quality of our experiences, for better or worse.
This cycle can be a problem when we spend too much time mired in negativity. Negative thoughts have a nasty way of turning into fixed patterns. A negative thought inspires a negative feeling, which in turn creates more ugly thoughts. It can be tough to break the circuit.
Repressing bad thoughts and feelings doesn’t really work. Instead, the next time you feel overwhelmed by negativity, just take the time to deal with it. Try interrogating your emotional state. Ask yourself where the negativity is coming from. Often, once you engage with the feeling, it will lessen or disappear.
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