We often have bad thoughts creeping into our minds particularly after a bad situation. Before acting out in anger or berating yourself in shame, take a deep breath and here are the ways to turn your negative thoughts around.
Unable to stop the negative thoughts from flowing in, take a break from your desk and venture out into the greenery outside your office for a breather. Letting your mind get distracted by something other than letting those negative thoughts lingering around.
Food for Thoughts
Sometimes we feel much much better after a good meal. A friend of mine loves to binge on food whenever she is depressed or frustrated with something and she always felt better once she is full.
Exercise the Demons Away
Sweating out your frustrations is a good way to keep fit and stay focused on your problem. After a good workout and a cold shower, usually you will be energized to tackle your negative situation.
Find a sobbing shoulder
This is one of my favourite. I find that whenever I find my bitching partner at work and let it off my chest, I feel like a burden lift off my shoulders. Sometimes we are all looking for empathy.
Open Your Mind to Positive
There are always two sides of a situation and it is our instincts to always see the bad side first. It’s our human way of protecting ourselves. Stop and look over to the other side, what are the positive aspects of this situation?
Write it Out
Even if you don’t have a friend to lend you their shoulder or listening ear, pen down the negative thoughts on a piece of paper. Upon completion, read aloud to yourself (you may find it sounding ridiculous in your ears) and tear your frustrations away.
Give Back to Society
Counterattack your negativity with something positive in life, like volunteering or charity work. More than often, we feel much better every time we helped someone in need.
Cuddle a Pet
I find this particular soothing. Whenever I felt frustrated, I’ll cuddle up my kittens, their purring helps to calm me down and always set me thinking aloud, “If they can love and trust me, I should believe more in myself.”
Taking a shower
Scrubbing yourself clean and emerging clean and fresh from the showers often leave a ready-to-battle mode against any negativity. It’s hard to feel defeated when you feel fresh.
Dream Your Thoughts Away
Fatigued and tiredness can make your negative thoughts stay in your mind longer. Taking a deep nap will make you instantly better and more energize.
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