Show Notes: Episode 30
Driving away negative thoughts doesn’t require that much effort, but sometimes it can be challenging. So we’ll need to develop a long-standing strategy for driving them away. So what I will do is go over the 5 steps.
The 8th Level Podcast is about being self-employed, entrepreneurship, and managing our online business. It’s also about connecting to our souls, having the right mindset, and self-care. My name is Lourdes, and I am the host of this show. Thank you for listening to this episode today!
And welcome back, glad you can join me again! In this episode, I’m going to talk about 5 different ways to drive away negative thinking. So driving away negative thoughts doesn’t require that much effort, but sometimes it can be challenging. So we’ll need to develop a long-standing strategy for driving them away. So what I will do is go over the 5 steps.
So number one, become aware of your negative thoughts. One helpful way is to be aware of your level of self-defeat attitude and negativity is to create a chart with two sides. Because oftentimes we don’t pay attention to our own words or body language! So grab a notebook and/or a sheet of paper and draw a line in the middle. If you want, you can use your laptop. You can use something like Excel or Word and just draw a line in the middle, or you’ll need two columns. On one side, write down all your positive thoughts of the day.
On the other side, write down all your negative thoughts of the day. Use your notebook throughout the day and try to keep track of how many times you say negative words to yourself, or if you think negatively. So you can use tick marks, you don’t have to write down exactly what you’re saying. If you like, you can. So if you say “Ugh, that was so stupid of me!” That is a negative saying to yourself, so put that on the one side that you’re putting down the negative thoughts and keep track of those things that you’re saying negatively to yourself.
Okay, number two. Move your body, get some exercise. Getting your body moving is a great way for you to change your mood and thoughts. You don’t have to run a marathon or swim across the English Channel to make that kind of change! You can just go out, take a walk.
You can do some jumping jacks, or even dance! That’s right, dance. Turn on your favorite music and start moving and grooving for a few minutes. Usually just moving your body around kinda takes that negative thought out of your head for a few moments.
Alright, number three. Practice gratitude. If making a list of your thoughts was the first step to recognizing your negativity problem, well, building a positive list could be the first step towards solving it! Make a list of all the things you’re grateful for. Having trouble coming up with a list? Okay, how about you’re grateful for your breath, that you have a pulse. You have vision, you have your eyes, your sight, and all the other basic amenities we take for granted.
You know, years and years ago, I would walk down the street and go to concerts and see other pretty girls, and I would compare my looks with them. I used to feel bad. But then, I would stop and think and say hey, y’know what? I can walk, I can move my arms, I have my health.
And quickly, that negative feeling of comparing myself with someone else went away! So write down all the things that you are grateful for, even having a bed or a roof over your head. Things that you can be grateful for just simple things like eating, having food on the table. Those are things that you can start writing down in your gratitude journal to be thankful for.
Number four, talk about it. Find a friend, a family member, a therapist or a coach, to listen to your problems without judgment and without recommendations. Unless you want them to give you advice. You could also pray, journal, or craft an art project. I don’t know if you like to crochet, if you like to paint, put things together. So that would be helpful for you to start feeling better. Talk to someone. Talk to a coach like I said, and that should help you feel better just to get the words out and to do some venting.
And finally, change the language. Pay attention to the words and phrases that you use regularly. And also pay attention to your body language and watch your thoughts! And watch your posture! Try not to slouch. But above all, smile! Finally, find a coach to help you with your mindset if it’s needed.
Well this was a very quick episode, and if you have any questions at all on negative thinking, contact me at my website. And join me next week, when my guest is a mental wellness coach who specializes in helping men over 30 who are experiencing an unfulfilling career, addiction challenges, and marriage breakdown. You won’t wanna miss that one!
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