Hey guys, how are you doing today?
I hope you all had a lovely New Year. I hope this year blesses you with the happiness, love and success that you deserve!
As we have waved December farewell, a clean slate greets us which is yet to be filled with amazing memories and adventures. Do you have any New Years resolutions?
Today I want to talk about tackling negative thoughts. As Christmas is over and we have celebrated the New Year, some of us may feel slightly down at the thought of returning back to school, uni or work. We have slipped back into reality after a magical time of year, so we could be experiencing lower moods which are derived from negative thoughts. Although I’m no expert, I would love to offer and share some advice about what you can do to help these negative thoughts in order to feel overall more satisfied and happier with yourself.
- Challenge them
Once you have recognised and noticed a negative thought, try to challenge it, or turn it into something positive. Being able to recognise and challenge these thoughts not only helps you control them, but also helps to rationalise them. This helps you realise that these negative thoughts are often inaccurate and are usually habitual.
- Write down positive thoughts
When you find yourself immersed in negative thoughts, take the time out to write down things that you make you happy. Whether its in a diary or just on a piece of paper, writing down positive things is a great way to cheer yourself up and allow the mind to focus on the positive aspects of your life. Whether it’s things you are grateful for or things you like about yourself, write them all down!
- Talk to someone
It sounds cliché, but sometimes the best thing to do when you’re feeling down is to talk to somebody. A problem shared is a problem halved. Sharing our feelings may be difficult but just remember that people do care! People care about you the way you care about them. Sharing these feelings allows lifts a heavy weight off our chest which can feel both refreshing and relieving.
So, there’s some advice I thought I would share with you! I hope you enjoyed the blog post and let me know what you think. Feel free to comment and subscribe if you would like to see more content!
Have a lovely rest of your day.
Lots of love,
Somewhat Perfect xxx