We are all plagued by negative thoughts – they’re part of our nature, but it’s the way in which we process them that makes all the difference. A recent study found that by literally throwing away pessimistic thoughts, participants mentally discarded the thoughts as well.
“When they threw their thoughts away, they didn’t consider them anymore, whether they were positive or negative.” – Richard Petty of The Ohio State University.
In the same way burning photographs of an ex partner can help you get over break up, physical acts work as a great primer for reconditioning your thinking.
Behind the scenes your brain is quietly rewiring its circuitry to make this new found process second nature and over time you’ll learn to take charge of your thoughts and change your attitude for the better. Neuroscientists call this phenomenon ‘neurally-inspired behavioural intervention‘ and are currently only touching the surface of it’s full potential.
“Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.” – William James
Don’t let negative thoughts hold your back from reaching your true potential, start by creating your own negative thought trashcan today. Before long you could be opening yourself up to new experience and ability to push yourself further than you ever thought possible.