Negative Thoughts Evacuation

Mon, Mar 15, 2010

Personal Development

The word evacuation is strongly linked to the removal of troops or civilians from a danger zone or the removal of waste products from our body. Negative thoughts are emotions that could drive an individual to the brink of despair .It can be characterised by unhappiness, depression, stagnancy, lack of confidence, low self esteem and many more .At time of writing this post I have associated negative thoughts with danger zones and waste products hence I have used the word evacuation… .so please do sit back now and try to imagine all your negative thoughts as danger zones or waste products in the body and please do tell me how that feels …yuck… pain… hot…ugly I suppose? Hehehe… the idea is to replace these thoughts with sweet pleasant ones!

Negative thoughts obviously affect the way we feel as well as act, and ultimately our whole wellbeing. So why in the world should we sit back and not dismiss these ugly thoughts when they manifest themselves?

Negative thoughts can act as a constant reminder that certain proposed tasks, goals, achievements, purposes, ways of Being cannot be accomplished .It can be addictive and comes in various forms with ugly shapes.

Negative thoughts can be dealt with, managed and eliminated in various ways. Popular methods of range from; Replacement, NLP, Visualization, CBT, Spirituality, Mediation and other forms of therapy.

Methods to Eliminate Negative Thoughts .

1,Replacement; this is a very basic way to eliminate negative thoughts yet very powerful and can be utilized by anyone. It, however, needs practise and with time you will surely rip the benefits. Here is how I have implement it whenever needed.

Note, your negative thoughts, don’t fight them.. simply acknowledge them! Remember you are the master of your thoughts and you are going to take control of them… Now!. For instance, you keep having negative thoughts or automatic negative thoughts like ‘I cannot do anything right !.. .. Simply grab that thought and change it instantly into something positive like ‘I can do anything right once I put my mind to it.. or I can do ….

Replacement is generally very power when combined with emotions attached to that thought .Now try and remember how you felt with the thought of  I cannot do anything right came to mind.. did you feel happy? Did you feel proud of yourself? did you stand upright? Answers are probably “NOT” but for some crazy reason your body obeyed the thoughts going through your mind that had left you probably feeling unhappy and/ or down. . Can you see now how powerful our thoughts can be?

Remember this is about replacement so with your positive thoughts you want to feel the positive emotions. This is where practice is very important. Once you have changed your thoughts to say…. I can do anything right when I put my mind to it … try and start to feel the emotions which could be joy or a sense of purpose with your thought…. Remember this may take practice and the stronger you feel the emotion the better.. . I can tell you this is magical and works!

You may also try another method here by challenging your negative thoughts with steps demonstrated in this link.

2, NLP: according to How to Break Free from Negative Thoughts using Neuro Linguistic Programming Negative thinking affects us not just emotionally, but physically. Indeed, negative thoughts have real ramifications beyond just the thought itself. How can you use neuro linguistic programming and hypnosis to break free of this?Neuro linguistic programming is a means by which you can literally be taught to “retrain” the way you think. In other words, a therapist trained in NLP can help you rephrase and restate thoughts, and consider them in a different light, so that you literally begin to think in different ways that are more balanced and positive – and indeed, more realistic.

3, Visualization: this like replacement requires practise with skills. The reason visualization is so powerful is because as you create pictures in your mind of seeing yourself with what it is you want, you are generating thoughts and feelings of having it now. Visualization is simply powerfully focused thought in pictures, and it causes equally powerful feelings~ Rhoda Byrne . Here is a lovely post on imagery that can shed more light on this area.

4, CBT: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Cognitive_therapy is a form of therapy which pays particular attention to changing dysfunctional thinking which could also be known as negative thoughts. It helps its clients to develop skills to modifying beliefs, and change distorted thinking. It’s usually done in collaborative manner with the client. source;Wikipedia.

5, Spirituality and mediation; are generally linked to peace, positivity,love and relaxation. Negative thinking or thoughts is something that happens to everyone from time to time, practicing mediation or spirituality can also help manage these thoughts . If you are a Christian or believer you may find this useful ….. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7. Here is a short quick prayer point.. I bind,cast down and come against (..say the negative thought………..) trying to occupy my thought process in the name of Name of Jesus .

I Hope you have found these tips useful …. Now the big question is  how do you manage negative thoughts ?

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