As a highly sensitive person, do you know how to control your thoughts? Especially in difficult times such as these? Being able to successfully manage your thoughts is one of the best ways to empower yourself to better control your life. How would you feel if your mind was nurturing you rather than tearing you down? When you focus on positive rather than negative thoughts, you become a powerful ally to yourself, firmly pointing your destiny in a direction that will help you conquer anything that holds you back.
In the beginning, it will take a conscious decision on your part to stop the flow of negativity, but eventually you’ll come to a place where most negative thoughts subside before causing damage. It’s important to bring these negative thoughts into the light, so that they can be examined. Are your negative thoughts helping you? What can you do to tone them down and put events in their proper perspective?
Aside from interrogating your thoughts, another way to respond is to immediately concentrate on something else. Refuse to play along with negative thoughts that seek to undermine you. Pick up a good book, put on some music that uplifts you, exercise your body, or do something physical to clear your mind. Distracting yourself with something you enjoy can quickly steer you out of a rut.
Letting a negative thought linger in your mind can seem natural to you, especially when you’re in a particularly vulnerable state of mind. When you find yourself entertaining a negative thought, consider the origin of it. It could be from a place of despair, lack of confidence, fear, or perhaps being around negative people. This is natural in this time of crisis. Let yourself feel your thoughts, but don’t be paralyzed by them. Why not have tentative plans to do things when this uncertain time eventually ends? Give yourself something to look forward to.
Actions speak louder than words to our minds. “As ye think, so shall you be,” is an old saying that would be great if it worked. Just because we think the good thoughts doesn’t mean that our wishes will be granted. It takes a conscientious effort to act as we think.
Even though positive thinking isn’t a magic bullet, it will help you achieve a can-do attitude that will spur you forward. Negative thinking is very de-motivating and may trick you into thinking that your future is bleak. Use your own creativity to think of ways to produce more positive thoughts and to act on them when they come.
We sometimes don’t act on positive thoughts because of preconceived opinions. Try to keep an open mind about events that happen. Acting in a positive way toward something can unleash new possibilities. Give yourself permission to change your negative mindset and let go of any limitations that you’ve set for yourself.
What other ways can you control your thoughts? I’m interested in any thoughts or comments that you have.
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