How To Train Your Brain To Think Positively So You Can Live A Fuller, Healthier Life
Everyone experience negative thoughts every now and then. But negative thoughts can become a serious problem once it becomes pervasive and you start to indulge in negative self-talk. This can be harmful to your mental health and lead to issues like anxiety and depression. This state is often accompanied by a lack of motivation, sense of confusion, and alleviated stress.
A big part of the problem lies in negative self-talk.
Negative language activates the fear center in your brain, which causes a spike in stress hormones and makes it difficult for neurochemicals to regulate your emotions and stress levels. The negative self-talk can often become worse over time as it starts to become a mental habit. In fact, if you've found yourself unable to move forward with your life situation, it may be due to this constant negative self-talk. The words you use and the way you communicate with yourself has a significant impact on the way you think and perceive things. The good news is that you can train your brain to be more positive by changing the way you talk to yourself.
How And Why Positive Words Shift Your Brain Positively
Using positive words works to change your negative thinking and self-talk by changing your state and enhancing your ability to use cognitive reasoning.
Tell yourself "I can do this" as opposed to "nothing every works out."
It activates and builds the frontal lobe of your brain. As a result, you're able to be change your focus, enhance motivation, and improve your overall mood. Instead of indulging in a negative state, try talking to yourself in a positive way
This simple shift in the way you communicate with yourself starts the process in getting out of your negativity. It breaks you out of the negative cycles and improves your brain function so that you can act accordingly to the situation.
Positive Words Also Impact The Way You Perceive The World
Talking to yourself in positive manner has a direct impact on the way you perceive the world. The best example is seen in interpersonal relationships. When you are in a negative state, you're more keen to perceive the actions of another person in a negative way. But by partaking in positive self-talk, you become more open, communicative, and receptive to others. The words in your head also affect your general perception. For example, you may tell yourself that a certain task or project won't work out if you're in a negative state.
But by talking to yourself in a positive manner, you may be able to identify opportunities, strategies, and ideas that you can use to change the situation to your favor.
Positive Self-Talk Reduces Anxiety and Depression
Negative self-talk can lead to mental health problems like anxiety and depression. You may feel like you lack motivation, get easily stressed, and permanently stuck in a bad situation. These feelings can be alleviated with positive self-talk. By being kind to yourself, using encouraging words, and thinking proactively, you'll be able to see a shift in your moods and improve the state of your mental health.
Building the habit of using positive words and language may be difficult at first. But by continuing to build positive habits and making small progress, you'll be able to make profound changes in your life. A great way to keep track of your progress is to note when you're using negative words or language. Think of how you can change these words into positive ones and put it into practice. With enough repetition, you'll start to realize your transformation into being a more positive person.
Are you going to try this in your everyday life? Make positive self-talk a habit, and show this to your friends so they can reap the benefits as well!