Challenge 02

Dealing With Negative Thoughts!


So many people today are suffering from depression. Negative thoughts keep flowing into the mind with a negative response. Life has become meaningless. It is as if there is no future; still a continuing thought remains; you will never be able to make anything of your life. These negative thoughts always bring with them a distorted view on life and negative thoughts become automatic to the degree that they are accepted as a normal part of life.

These Negative Thoughts can trap you in a vicious cycle. The more depressed you become, the more negative thoughts you have and the more you believe them. The progression is now established and you are now in a vicious cycle. So how can you change the cycle that has developed in your mind?

Stepping Out of This Cycle:

Firstly you must become aware of your negative thoughts and recognize them for what they are and the effect they are having on you.

So where do these negative thoughts come from?

We feed our mind by what we see, feel, hear, smell and taste.

Whenever we entertain any thoughts that we know are unhealthy, we feed our heart; out of our heart comes the person that we are, either negative or positive. When negative thoughts come they make you feel, lonely, bad, anxious, sad, depressed, hopeless, guilty, angry, helpless and afraid.

Firstly it is a matter of cutting off the source of input into our minds of negative thoughts. That can be the company that you keep, the material that you read, what you watch on TV or DVD’s, games you play, what you listen to, the music and lyrics. Once you stop the source of the entry of this negative input into your mind, you can start building a positive thought structure.

When you have mood changes you will need to observe as to what it was that caused it to happen. Most times you can trace it back to where you opened your mind to unhealthy thoughts. Therefore by feeding your mind with healthy positive thoughts, you are moving away from being dominated by the negative thought patterns. Believe me this will take a bit of effort on your part but I can guarantee you, that the benefits you receive will be enormous.

Our old habits are hard to deal with as they tend to die very slowly, so you will need to put in a concentrated effort until the positive thoughts start to replace those habitual negative thoughts. You will need to deliberately feed your mind with positive thoughts, about yourself and the world you live in.

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I’ve uncovered an area where negative thought can get in very easily, when I got home from work I would sit in front of the TV and just veg out for a while and try to unwind from the day’s activities. In actual fact it really made me worse because most of the programs I was watching were negatively based.

Mostly I would watch the news and commentaries on news items, but I discovered that most of what I was watching was having a negative input into my life. So when I became aware of this I put very strict limitations on my viewing and this helped my negative thoughts became much less automatic.

This then calls for some changes in your life if you want to avoid depressive negative thoughts from dwelling in your mind. You will need to consciously feed your mind with positive thoughts, find quotes that are uplifting, read articles that provoke positive thinking, watch programs that are uplifting and inspiring. You need to lift your game to aim for a higher future, in this new positive world full of possibilities for you.

Fix your thoughts on what is true and honourable. Think about things that are wholesome and admirable. Think about things that are wonderful and awe-inspiring.


When we are making positive responses, we are adding to the trust upon which all relationships are built.

Do Negative Thoughts Dominate Your Life?

Where on the scale below would you say you are right now?

Lowest 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Highest
What would it take to drop down one number?
(It is important that you include your answer on the line)

Seeing that you can’t write your answer here. I would suggest that you download the word document from the link below.

This would also allow you to add notes about thoughts and feelings that you could review at a later date and see if or how they have changed.

Click to Download as a Word Document.
Note: If you are using Windows 7 and you Click On ‘Open’
you may get this.
Window Security Tag.
Just click on Cancel and the download should continue.

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