The negative thoughts can obscure the life of anyone , including the inability to achieve a happy life. Many times these bad thoughts do not allow us to find the best way out of simple problems to solve, and this does not lead to complications, even adding ailments, physical ailments and emotional discomfort that can be very long.

We can trust scientific, philosophical or religious opinions, but the fact is that our thoughts are responsible for the construction of much of who we are.

Negative thoughts that prevent happiness

A harmonious life comes from a harmonious mind, and on the other hand, negative thoughts can be self-sabotaging, preventing us from being happy. Here are some very common negative thoughts to avoid in order to see life in a better light and avoid sabotaging ourselves.

1. This only happens to me

No, it doesn’t just happen to you. Every day someone makes a mistake, falls into a mud puddle, coffee spilled on his shirt, he misses the bus, is fired, oppressed, fails, distracted, etc . We should not believe that the universe has a particular resentment against our happiness or that there is a plot against us by the mysterious forces of life .

A valid exercise is: in each unpleasant situation that we have to live, find two other situations for which we do deserve to be grateful. It is easier than you think and it is a very effective way to calm negative thoughts.

2. I knew I was going to go wrong

One of the typical negative thoughts of the pessimist . We know that life is not a fairy tale and that Pollyanna syndrome prevents us from seeing things as they really are, but gloating over failures does not help make things better. Instead, it is better to create a plan B and follow our path, learning from experience, in one way or another if you keep active something of everything you do, it will turn out better every time.

3. It was always like this, it won’t change

There is a phrase that Heraclitus says: “ Nothing is permanent except change. “The point is, it rarely happens without a good dose of energy and dedication. This is the way we evolve, we feel free and ready to take on new challenges. Rowing against change will only make the boat turn and you cannot help feeling that you are not whole, preventing you from being happy.

4. I am waiting for the right moment

Some things in life require preparation, planning and money, but sometimes we want unattainable conditions for ourselves. If you are projecting something very difficult to achieve, perhaps this is a way to cancel yourself, knowing in advance that you will not achieve it, instead it is necessary to set achievable goals, achieve them and continue for more.

Happiness is on the way to the goal, so the important thing is the way we walk. What I mean is that there are times when we create barriers that are nothing more than excuses to continue hostage to our own comfort zone .

5. Avoid venturing so as not to regret it later

One fun thing about life is that it allows for trial and error. Each choice precedes a new experience, and there is always something to learn, even in difficult times. Venturing is never a bad alternative, if we have the confidence that we need to explore this path to be better than yesterday. Avoiding venturing can nullify us, turning our urge to know into an obstacle that prevents us from being happy.

6. But that’s not what is expected of me

As if having to cope with our own expectations is not enough, we also have the added burden of the expectations of others. The important thing to keep in mind is that we are responsible for our decisions and if we stand firm in relation to what we believe, those who really love us are on our side. And as William Shakespeare said: ” A man can know very well who he is, but not who he can become .”

Dr. Eric Jackson

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses. He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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