Sometimes you just can’t help thinking negatively. The more you try to stop thinking negatively, the more you do. This is article is for people who can’t sleep because of those thoughts.
Let me introduce you to 12 ways to lighten up your thoughts!
12 ways to lighten up a negative thinking brain
- Negative thoughts you just can’t stop
- 12 ways to lighten up a negative thinking brain
- Illnesses that negative thinking can give you
1・Negative thoughts you just can’t stop
Why can’t you get those negative thoughts out of your brain? Let’s understand the mechanism first.
The reason is that our brain can’t control what our brain is trying to think.
Frustration, aggravation, sadness, envy, worry, e.t.c. Negative thoughts make you worry and be afraid about things that haven’t even happened yet.
Even if you know that it’s not good to think about, trying to not think about it means that you are thinking about it.
Negative thinking is a problem even for professional athletes. Many athletes who compete world wide emphasize on mental training to get rid of these thoughts.
Even for major athletes, the moment they start thinking “I might make a mistake”, their body becomes stiff, increasing their chance of making an unwanted error.
Why do we think of negative things?
The reason is because we have spare time to think about it.
Bad thoughts come up on us when are brains have spare time to think about them, such as before going to bed and walking. Let me introduce various ways to totally get rid of these thoughts.
2・12 ways to lighten up a negative thinking brain
①Think naughty thoughts
Nothing can beat natural instinct!
②Eat very spicy food
The burning will surely make you forget about negative thoughts.
③Slowly do 20 pushups
Exercising creates adrenaline, giving you energy. It will also make you feel positive about yourself.
④Make a fake smile
Even if you don’t mean it, it actually helps out.
⑤Fall in love
As there is a saying “If you fall in love, you lose three friends”, love is a strong drug that can take away your negative feelings. But be careful, since it sometimes can be the cause of them.
⑥Get emotionally moved and cry
Watch or listen to a moving movie or song. It is said that crying stimulates your parasympathetic nerves more than when your sleeping. Take away negative thoughts by crying all you want to.
⑦Find someone with the same problems
Talking to someone who also wants to get rid of their negative thoughts may feel as if your meeting someone from your hometown. Talk over your true feelings and sooth each other.
⑧Read books by Jiro Asada
Many of his books are stylish and fashionable, and wilv make you want to stop feeling negative.
⑨Watch ” The Last Samurai”
A splendid masterpiece, sure to take away negative thoughts.
⑩Don’t look at SNS
Comparing yourself with others is a big cause of negative thinking. People tend to compare each other to people close by, and feel inferior to them. Try to avoid looking into SNS’s such as Facebook and twitter, and use that time to read books and articles created by professionals.
⑪Focus on breathing
When your mind has nothing to do (e.g. before going to bed, while walking), breath long and deeply from your nose and focus on the movements of your stomach, chest, and nose.
Focusing on breathing takes away time to think negatively, and refreshes the body by warming it.
Breathing deeply also stablizes your autonomic nerves, thus relaxing your mental state. It also massages your organs, improving your blood circulation.
⑫Understand that thinking negatively doesn’t do any good for you
People sometimes want to get carried away with their negative thoughts, and think of getting revenge towards others. But if you thoroughly undersand that those negative feelings of anger will all come back to hurt you, you will stop thinking about them.
Why do negative thoughts hurt yourself?
3・Illnesses that negative thinking can give you
Continuous negative thinking means continuous stress.
Continuous stress creates poisons called adrenaline and noradrenaline, as well as cortisol, a substance wich fights against stress.
These substances create a large amount of active oxygen, reducing the amount of NK cells and Killer T cells (which fight illnesses), thus weakening your immune system, making you vulnerable to many illnesses.
On the other hand, there are results where laughing reduced cancer cells, creating “natural killer cells”.
Negative thinking creates illnesses, while laughing improves your health.
Knowing these facts, would you still want to think negatively?
Becoming angry or envious of someone and thinking negatively will not reach the person, but only hurt yourself.
Thinking negatively has no good effects. If you have the time to think negatively, focus on your breathing, or think naughty thoughts to become more healthy.
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