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Why Are Thoughts Are Negative

Why Are Thoughts Are Negative

We as humans might be built for negativity, making us our own worst enemy. This, as other research casts doubt on so-called optimism bias, debunking the notion that some people inherently “see” life “through rose-tinted glasses.” It’s an unfortunate opportunity loss, as another study found optimism to be associated with “exceptional longevity.”

Even though, at times, we may feel as though we are not, we are the ones in control of our thoughts. We can choose not only what we think about but how we think about it.


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The Main Cause Of Pessimism

The Main Cause Of Pessimism

Negative thoughts and chronic pessimism can stem from many triggers far beyond stressors we’re living in the moment, including self-destructive patterns and even unresolved childhood experiences and traumas that evolve to inform perceptions and impede personal growth.


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Questioning Our Thoughts

Questioning Our Thoughts

We need to learn to actually challenge our cognitive distortions and negative thoughts, and question how real or accurate they are.  We need to question and examine the veracity of our distorted ways of seeing reality and replace them with more accurate, adaptive, realistic, and uplifting thought...


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A Warning Sign

Negative manifestations act as a warning for the larger ones to come unless you take positive action to stop the process, rather than reverting to past patterns that undermine optimism. You have the ability to observe a negative thought objectively, without judgment, and then choose to release an...


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What To Do To End The Spiral Of Bad Thoughts

What To Do To End The Spiral Of Bad Thoughts

  • Surround yourself with people who enhance, support, and inspire you, lifting you up and helping you see the good among the challenges in life.
  • This includes minimizing sources of stress by setting healthy boundaries around exposure to critical, combative, and negative people—as well...


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