Managing negative thoughts is the triumph of life. The most challenging part of our life is to managing negative feelings in the workplace. We spent most of the time in thoughts, worrying about the future, and past unpleasant events of life. When the negative thoughts hit your brain, they change positive feelings into a negative.
Our mind has a specific tone or flavor based on the thoughts we think. When the deep limbic system is overactive, it sets the mind filter on “Negative.” If we look at the depressed people, we may find them demoralized. They looked in the past; they feel regret. They look in the future; there are anxiety and pessimism. And in the present, they feel unsatisfied with their current situation of life. These people are suffering from ANTs (Automatic Negative Thoughts).
What is Negative Thought?
Negative thoughts are something that involves us in from time to time. But continually negative thinking destroys your mental health, depressed us, and makes us anxious. Depressed mood depends on thinking; it doesn’t matter you are talking to any person or thinking alone. Negative thinking causes tremendous stress, worries, and sadness. Positive thinking is creating a favorable situation and attitude, But People search for positive thinking in others and ends up with negative thinker. People use these thinking for others, and they are not checking the positive side of people.
If we are talking about negative thinking on regular worries that the issue faced by everyone, feeling sad about the financial budget and relationship of these are the trouble that everyone faces from time to time. The main problem arises when we get depressed for no reason.
Have you ever asked yourself why I am so negative?
If yes then!
The people who have constant negative thoughts they might be mentally ill. People who are always showing negativity in their life, either it’s a home, office, or another place that is mentally ill.
People feel wrong about the expectation that may or may not happen. For Example, black and white thinkings like, “maybe I’m gonna be fired from office because of new employees” or “maybe my report will be rejected.”
Categories of negative thoughts
Catastrophizing: They always think about the worst possibility of the inevitability of life.
Black and White Thinking: Some people think irrationally and feel frustrated.
Personalizing: Some people think everything goes wrong; he is the reason for that.
Filter Thinking: They only focus on the negative side and ignoring the favorable situation.
Is there any truth in negative thoughts?
Average Human Brain does a lot of thought daily 60000. Many psychologists said nothing could harm you as much as your thoughts. There are two sides of the coin one positive and the other negative if we say there is nothing in a negative feeling, we are wrong about the assumption that may or may not is happening on the things and get depressed. On the other side of the coin, there is truth in negative thinking like law and order situations, domestic violence, workplace harassment. All these situations affect us directly, but we should try avoiding or managing negative thoughts.
“Positive thinking doesn’t always work, but negative thinking does”
Try to interpret your thought more differently and positively.
Most people think successful people have faced no issue and not suffering from negative thoughts, but it’s wrong. Negative thinking is not a crime; it’s just the feeling or emotion that we faced after or before some actions. Rich people know how to manage negative thoughts at the workplace.
Steps to become positive at the workplace and managing negative thoughts:
1- Start the day with positive Affirmation
The whole day depends on how we start our morning. Instant of the start our day with previous day memories, it’s better to start the day with positive morning vibes. Fist wakes up early and Starts talking to yourself in the mirror, even if you feel silly with a statement like, Today I will do something new in my life that makes me happy, and today will be a good day. All this statement helps you to start a day with positivity. It helps you to stop negative thinking.
2- Focus on the right thing however small
No day is perfect in life, almost every day we face hurdles in our life. Instead of thinking about this hurdle like we should change our mind with the situation like If you are doing not fulfill the office task. Then you think you are a loser and unable to do this task. It’s good you should need help from your friend and start working again; it is the best way to stay positive and overcome the lope hope of life. Focus on to learn a new thing helps you in learning new skills and you have no time to think about negative things.
3- Find humor in bad situations
The most challenging part of life is smiling when you are sad because of negative vibes. The best way to change your mind is to think about the funny movement of your job. Or any person in the workplace who always smile in any situation. Start cracking jokes to change your mind from that rescues thinking affects you.
4- Turn Failures into success
“No one is perfect in the world.” Instead of the focus on this statement learn new things to become a successful person in the world. Forget about the past and the regret of life. Always learn from the starting point. Reading the failure story, it helps you overcome all this thinking and activities that are the reason for failure. For Example, learn new skills daily and do a practice of that skill.
5- Transform Negative self-talk into positive self-talk
Negative self-talk can creep up quickly, and you feel that you are such a corrupt and useless person in the world. Stop thinking and talking about these words for yourself. This won’t help to manage negative thoughts at the workplace or anywhere else. Talking to ourselves is the most useless activity. This activity forces your mind to start thinking negatively in any situation; it’s positive or negative. But it’s a natural habit we can’t change this, so we should try to mold negative self-talk into positive self-talk. For Example, if you are thinking about failure then also think about more practice to become successful.
6- Focus on the present
I’m not talking about the present, not today, and not hour only this exact movement. You might get chewed because of your boss. Forget about the last action that affects you. More time, we are thinking about the past and future that make us sad. In most situations, we imagine a situation that may not happen. Forget about the history and future only focus at the moment that you are living now. The most recent event that you imagine and get depressed. Leave all previous shit and live current movement with positivity.
7- Find positive friend, mentor, and co-worker
We are spending half of the time with co-workers, mentors, and friends. If these people are positive, it helps you with positive thoughts and lifestyle. But first, to eliminate negativity and sink in the positivity in your mind that affects your personality.
“See the positive side, the potential, and make an effort,”
How will this negative thought affect years?
Negative emotions instruct your brain to do a specific task. Negative emotions narrow your mind and focus on thoughts. We have spent 365 days in a year and spend 300 days in negative thoughts. For Example, if they fire anyone from the office instant of wasting our time in sadness and negative thinking, start searching for a new job. We have 86,400 seconds in a day if we spend our time in negative thoughts; we lost several seconds, which we used in learning new skills. First, ask yourself, are any negative thoughts affecting you in days, weeks, months a year? No! It’s just a waste of time to think about useless things.
Make a list of situations or things that affect you and also work to overcome all those things. Remember, you can’t control every situation.
Don’t reply to your mind on the negative questions that ask you mind in every situation.
If our thoughts were positive at the workplace, how would it affect in a year?
Everyone agrees that the power of positive thinking is remarkable. If we observe the rich people, they spend their whole year in those people that make them happy, healthy. They don’t waste their time on negativity. If it depresses them, they spent their entire day with those people glad about no reason. When we think about something that makes us happy, our brain endorphins, which give you a generalized feeling of well-being. Positive thought helps to get success it helps and motivates you to work hard.
Psychologies say that those people who spend their life in positivity, they spend a better experience than average. The power of positivity is optimistic.
Positive people only focus on what they want; they are clear about their goals and accomplish them.
They watch positivity in every situation of life.
What would my friend or someone I know think of my Negative thinking?
People always suggest “stay away from negative people.” No one enjoys negative people — those who create toxins and conflict in all situations. We are living in a social life where we care about what other persons or your friends think about you and your thinking. If people think some person is negative, they don’t want to meet him. It affects your personality and behavior. No one wants negative or critic feedback from others. Negative people felt nothing about other comments on their characters. Usually, psychologists advise us to stay away from negative people and walk away from them, but sometime we can’t leave these people. Like we can’t leave an organization because of negative thinking management. The most important, we should manage negative thoughts at the workplace.
How can this situation be different if I was positive?
Some people live a happy life without bothering about the situations. Everyone faces the same issue in life, but the difference in positive and negative is how people handle that situation. Like a person in debts taking stress rather thinking of “How can I get out of debts?” As an example, John is a person who works in a telecommunication company as an HR manager. He was the guy always in a good mood. He was always telling the employee how to look positive in every situation. One co-worker asks him! How you do it? How can you be so positive in all circumstances?
He replied! Every morning when I wake up early in the morning, I ask myself, “you can choose a good mood or a bad mood. I chose a good mood.” He said when something terrible happened in my life. I ask myself either I can a victim of this situation or learn something from it. And I learn from it. After several years ago, John left the organization because he fell from the tower and poorly injured. He gets recovered in a year. After a few days, his co-works come to meet him, and they ask the questions, “what was in your mind as the accident took place?” He said I was asking myself was optimistic and recovered or pessimistic to injured. I choose to optimistic to be improved. That’s the way forward for managing negative thoughts.
Every day we have a choice to live fully. We should understand the effect of keeping a positive attitude in life. Each day has enough trouble of its own. It’s our personal choice who we react to the situation and live. Suppression is a technique that people use to manage and control unwanted thoughts. Everyone uses this technique; the best way to remove the negative thoughts listens to the informative podcast and reading books. Stay live in a positive atmosphere.