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Psychology of Self esteem: Pessimism can destroy your life

Psychology of Self esteem: Pessimism can destroy your life

Psychology of Self esteem: Pessimism can destroy your life

Language is powerful — and not just the words we say out loud.

The unspoken words inside of our heads — the ones that make up our unending internal string of private thoughts, emotions and attitudes — shape how we think about everything around us.

And when those words are negative, danger arises, creating an array of psychological problems that work to reinforce themselves until they are embedded deep within our brains. Negative thoughts not only affect you mentally, but physically.

There are a variety of ways to determine if you experience this kind of destructive thinking, which is commonly referred to as negative self-talk.

If you frequently blame yourself when something bad happens; if you automatically anticipate the worst in a situation; if you put polarized pressure on yourself or if you magnify the negative parts of a situation and dismiss the positive ones, you practice negative self-talk. Even worse, your mental and physical health is in danger.

Those who focused mainly on the negative outcomes reported having lower self-esteem, lower self-satisfaction and higher instances of psychological trauma, both immediately after the event happened and eight weeks later when they were tested once again.

In other words, if you focus mainly on the negative aspects of a life event, you’re more likely to replay those negative thoughts and images in your head for longer periods of time.

This kind of repeated negative-thinking clouds your vision and affects the way you interact with the world — and yourself.

Negative thinking also creates feelings of helplessness when you’re faced with stressful situations and can even prohibit your ability to cope with stress in general, which leads to poorer outcomes that could — yes, you guessed it — create more stress.

Negative thinking has even been shown to cause high blood pressure, even when you’re not currently having negative thoughts.

If you experience negative self-talk, there are a number of ways you could change your way of thinking. First, it’s important to identify areas that are in need of a change in perspective. Maybe you constantly think negatively about your job, or your relationship or your family.

If you feel yourself sinking into those thoughts during the day, evaluate yourself and figure out how to put a positive spin on them.

A helpful solution is to turn those thoughts into humor. Allowing yourself to laugh at negativity and to make light of a negative situation will greatly change your perspective.

You could also try adapting a better lifestyle, both physically and mentally: Start eating healthier and exercising three times a week and only surrounds yourself with people who are positive and supportive.

Stress comes from negative people in your life who don’t fully believe in you. So, eliminate them.

The final way to change negative self-talk is to try positive self-talk.

Change your thoughts, change your life.

 

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