#028 – Turn Your BLUE Thoughts Into True Thoughts
Negative thoughts aren’t always a bad thing. Recognizing that something may not turn out well or acknowledging that you made a mistake is healthy.
But some negative thoughts are irrational and unrealistic. And they can cause us to feel bad and discourage us from taking any positive action.
Fortunately, you don’t have to believe everything you think. You can learn to recognize when your thoughts aren’t helpful and then you can replace them with more realistic statements.
In today’s Friday Fix, I explain some simple steps you can take when you have unrealistically negative (or BLUE) thoughts and replace them with true thoughts.
It’s a really easy but effective exercise for developing a healthier inner monologue. Once you start using it, you’ll likely be surprised to learn how many of your thoughts just aren’t healthy.
With practice, however, you can train your brain to work for you–rather than against you. So tune in to this short episode (it’s just 11 minutes long) and discover how to change your mindset.
“Dwelling on the negative makes you feel bad. And when you feel bad, you might not take any positive action.”
“Thinking about all the bad things that could happen is likely to make you feel anxious. And anxiety might prevent you from taking a helpful risk.”
“Negative thoughts about yourself can cause you to feel insecure. And insecurity might stop you from doing some really cool things.”
My TEDx Talk – The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong
If you want more information about how to develop healthier self-talk, visit Verywell Mind. They offer tons of free resources and articles that can help you learn how to calm yourself in a healthy way.
If you’re interested in talking to someone, try BetterHelp. They can connect you with a licensed mental health professional who you can talk to via messaging, phone call, live chat, or live video.
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