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How to Make Positive Thinking a Habit to Defeat Anxiety and Depression

Updated on May 8, 2017

Starve the Negativity

Anyone who is among the living has hope. - Ecclesiastes 9:4

When you are filled with the good stuff you won’t fall for the bad stuff. We tend to think it is easier to think of the depressing and negative thoughts, after all to us it is natural. Positive is work, but if we do it we can change our Thought patterns.

What you feed grows. What you starve dies.

Feed the spirit and starve the flesh, feed the positive and starve the negative.

If you can do this you will already be on a path to a more fulfilling and happy life.

Your life will move in the direction of your focus

Terrible musings of this sort resemble a colossal weight that we should bear with us. Hurtful thought designs make fulfilling anything hard, yet disposing of them is troublesome. If this becomes your main focus, you will head down that dark path. As yet, figuring out how to perceive dangerous contemplation can help you control them: Starve the negative and Feed the positive. Here are four circumstances you can put these to the test to lead a more positive and happy life.

1. Everything today is ruined

A few people ascend in the morning brimming with confidence that this day, everything will go as arranged. They feed the positive and starve the negative. When they endure a mishap, they are overcome by sentiments of disappointment and frustration. They feel as though the day is lost, and surrender. They feed the negative and starve the positive. This kind of intuition will crush any possibility of individual achievement.Remember, disappointments and inversions are unavoidable. The mystery is not giving mishaps a chance to get you down: transform your mistake into a minor hindrance on your approach to achievement.

2. Don’t dwell on the Past

The past is gone, and can’t be changed. To dwell on the past is feeding the negativity you feel. You can feel inside of you the illness it has caused. It is going to wear you down to your bones and slow life for you not to move on. Just like in sports they tell you to have a short memory so you won’t dwell on the last play and be successful on the next. If you think about the mistakes you will likely make another.

3. Don’t Blame Others

A few people appear to have persuaded themselves that all difficulties they endure are the blame of others. In their brain, each issue or incident can be faulted for another person. Clearly, this is a foolish idea. Some of the time, our issues are brought on by ourselves. Be honest and make an accurate judgment of the circumstance. You’ll regularly find that you might be more capable than you had suspected. Recognizing your duty will at last make you more joyful — you will know you are equipped for improving later on.

4. Don’t count yourself out too soon

You’ve bound yourself to disappointment on the off chance that you choose you can’t achieve something before you even attempt. Who knows? Possibly you truly can’t do it — at the same time, it’s ludicrous to accept so in advance. In the event that there’s something you need to achieve, at any rate give it a shot before you choose it’s not inside your span. What you focus on, that is the direction you are going to go. Some of the time we think little of ourselves. You may astound yourself and find that what appeared an inconceivability is very feasible.

Just getting by can be a struggle enough as it seems to be. Try not to make it harder than it must be by putting self-made obstructions in your way. Negative, ruinous thought examples can be one of the greatest obstacles to achievement and bliss, so figuring out how to keep them under control is key. On the off chance that you feel harming contemplations like those recorded above starting to itch into your brain, close them out by concentrating on something positive and something that you have a passion for. Quite Feeding the negative thoughts and negativity in your life and starve them.

All the evil in the world we will experience anxiety and sadness. But there is the more serious and involuntary anxiety disorders, depression, and other mental illnesses. Sadly watching the news or reading your Facebook is enough to feed the negative monster inside of you daily. The pain it brings to your heart to see the cruelty against children to political banter that turns to violent debates. Best advice there is. AVOID IT ALL TOGETHER. Get off facebook and try to watch the news as little as possible. Find more constructive and positive things to fill your time. If you are on the computer you have so much information at your fingertips. Learn something that is a value to you, maybe learn more of a hobby you enjoy.

Instead of Facebook go to Forums that are related to hobbies and passions of yours. If you love the game Minecraft there are about a billion forums and websites you could join. If your passion is Soccer there are videos you can find and watch that will tell you anything you want to learn about Soccer.

Skip the negative headlines on the internet or news shows. You can get an App called Smartnews and you can get an account on Flipboard and pick the news topics you want to read about or think you should be aware of. This makes you in control.

Keep your eyes fixed on the positive, keep your head clear of evil and distraction from your true purpose in life. The positive light will feel your body with positive energy. No darkness can defeat the smallest amount of light.


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    • tomsmithnow profile image

      Tomi Smith 10 months ago

      Yes, you are so right and good thinking. You have the right idea of how to live a happier life with positive reinforcements.

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      Denise W Anderson 10 months ago from Bismarck, North Dakota

      I stopped watching the news or listening to it a number of years ago. I found that I was much more able to keep my thoughts positive when I didn't dwell on all of the things that are wrong with the world. I have also found that surrounding myself with positive in my home and in the friends I choose has also been of great benefit to me.

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      Tomi Smith 10 months ago

      You made some good points. I try to avoid negative things like you mentioned on FB and the news. You made some good suggestions.