Negative Thoughts - Learn about the nature of negative thoughts, where they originate from, and techniques for how to eliminate them forever. The Ultimate Life Purpose Course - Create Your Dream Career: http://www.actualized.org/life-purpose-course Leo's Top 140 Self Help Books http://www.actualized.org/books Full Video Transcript Here: http://www.actualized.org/articles/negative-thoughts Video Summary: Hey, this is Leo for Actualized.org. Let's talk about negative thoughts. In this quick self-help segment, I am going to cover negative thoughts, what they are, set your expectations for how they work, and give you some techniques that you can use to cope with them, deal with them, and eliminate them. Automatic Negative Thoughts So, starting with negative thoughts or, as many of us call them, "automatic thoughts" -- because that's what they are -- what we don't realize is how many of these thoughts we're actually having and how unconsciously, spontaneously, and automatically we're having them throughout our days. Whether it's a negative thought about your girlfriend or boyfriend, a negative thought about what somebody did to you while you were driving to work, or a negative thought about having to go to the gym, or a negative thought about what's going to be happening to you next month when you can't pay the bills, your mind is really good at taking your greatest fears and projecting them and catastrophizing them. It just creates the worst possible case scenarios and then puts them right before your eyes and flashes them right before you. So, no matter what your greatest fears are in life, the chances are that you're having a lot of negative thoughts around that fear. Your Greatest Fear I do tend to find that it's one or two main fears. This is probably something like an issue that crept up and kind of stuck with you from childhood or early adulthood. These things tend to be centered around, for example, the fear of failure. Maybe you have a fear of winding up poor and homeless. Maybe you have a fear of not winding up in a good relationship and being lonely and dying miserable and unloved. Maybe you have a fear of really getting rejected by somebody if you put yourself out there, whether it's in a relationship or a business context. Maybe you have a fear of failure in going and trying some sort of goal and then not succeeding at it and having everybody point fingers at you and say, "Well, we told you so. We told you that you couldn't do that." So, you have a fear of failure of that kind of embarrassment or humiliation. There are many different types of core or fundamental fears, but whatever yours is, it's going to be like a filter that you look and filter your whole day through. This will tend to happen again and again and again. So, one first step to starting to eliminate negative thoughts is to become very conscious. Become very aware of when you are having negative thoughts and what is the topic that it's revolving around. I guarantee to you that you'll be shocked if you have not done this exercise. Increase Your Awareness Spend the next three days just being very aware of what it is that you're thinking. What you might want to do, practically, is just randomly stop for five minutes three times a day and ask yourself, "What am I feeling right now and what am I thinking?" What you'll notice is that if you're feeling negatively or if you're feeling anxious or stressed or worried or overwhelmed, there's an associated thought with that and that thought is going to be some sort of negative automatic thought that you might not have even realized that you were having. It might be something like, "Well, I'm feeling overwhelmed right now and the reason I'm feeling that way is because I'm thinking that I have a hundred things that I need to do before the end of the week and if I don't do that, then something bad will happen." That's usually where your subconscious mind will fill in that blank with your worst imaginable fear. You might think, "Well, if I don't get all this stuff done this week, then I might get fired and I might not be able to pay my mortgage and then the bank will repossess my house and then I'll wind up on the street and I'll never be able to recover from that and I'll be homeless and poor for the rest of my life." So, maybe that's what your brain is projecting into your mind. Or maybe it's something like, "Well, if I don't get all of this stuff done, then my spouse or my boyfriend or my girlfriend will think less of me and they won't love me anymore. Maybe they'll leave me and I'll not ever be able to replace them and get into a good relationship. So, I'll wind up alone and miserable and nobody will ever want me because I'm unlovable and not successful in their eyes." So, maybe it's something like that.
Tate Mash: I get negative thoughts with the male gender I feel that every male is out to ruin my life and make me suffer and abuse me I've had no abusive background but I dunno why I keep having negative thoughts about my male friendships like that there out to get me could you please tell me what this is and how I can stop my brain from making things up and me believing it
sloppypoppie: Why is the reptillian brain in so much control nowadays?
aimee roff: @Actualized.org thank you for helping me in rough times
bogdan raicevic: wtf
bogdan raicevic: it has become so scary----
bogdan raicevic: so there is no beauty about negative thoughts? you reptilian fucker, fucking magician... lunatic. quiet the mind he says, you cannot control life
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Sugerlump 36: I keep thinking that , my ex friend will take my other friends away( because my friends are friends with her) when they started to be friends with her they started to ignore me or just talk like any other classmate. For example: today my friend that was sitting next to me talked across the class room just to ask that friend for help and i was right next to her.. she would of asked me...
My problem is jealousy and negative thoughts ...this video helped a little bit i will watch your other videos cya
Pedozzi: This man doesn't know what he's talking about, can't believe he makes money out of this shit
Vlitglob Vae-Victis: I'm good enough, I'm strong enough,
And dog-gone-it, people like me.- Stewart Smally
CureCreation: Very light weight video. What about the horrific ocd obsessive negative thoughts?
Moss Bresnahan: Each thought is an offering, you may accept or reject each thought. You are in control.
Bilgili Sahis: I have permanently negative thoughts and worries about my health. I think instantly about how it would be when i lost my health or get ill. For example when my leg hurts a lil bit, i get immediately bad thoughts and expect or assume bad diseases. How can I eliminate these negative thoughts, fear and worries. I am really desperate.
rey louis: I am worried about going to my second year of collegw
Zam Faiz: Thank you so much for this. - Just discovered your channel and site. This was the 1st topic I searched for and loved this simple and effective break down and most of all knowing what is going on is simply half the problem solved. Thank you so much for doing these and will checking out all the rest in time :) Simply love it!
Ben Patton: btw - you don't need millions of years to learn that you need to protect yourself... a brand new human would have figured this out IMMEDIATELY after watching it's brother eaten by a bear... that brand new human would TELL everyone they knew to stay away from the big furry thing.... a million years is adult speak for "once upon a time" in a fictional anecdote...
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XtremeKaiba: You lost me at reptilian brain, had me interested till you started in on that.
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ItsSara Jin: I hope this helps me, even as someone who's not even facing extremely big responsibilities I feel very anxious and worried of failure, and Why could happen and all the things that could happen to people I care about.
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