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Negative emotions are one of the biggest causes of unhappiness.
Negative emotion can create problems that are not even there, such as the thought of a negative event from the past or feeling guilty over something.
Most of the problems that create negative emotions are based on fear and worry and are not of any help to us.
Although, sometimes we think being negative is helping ourselves in some way, what we are really doing is robbing ourselves of the gifts in the present moment.
While most people complain that stopping negative emotion is difficult, here are 4 ways you can crush negative emotions almost immediately.
1. Forget about what goes wrong and focus on what you can do right
If you ever need permission to let go of past mistakes, well you just got it. Forget about what you did wrong in the past and start focusing on what you can do right.
The truth is, until you let go, until you forgive yourself, until you forgive the situation, and until you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.
2. Focus on the positive things happening right now
We most often allow negative emotions to prevail but by simply shifting your mind to what makes you happy or what you’re grateful for now, in the present moment, you can crush negative emotion and regain clarity and energy.
Remember, it always takes one brick at a time to build a home.
Remember, energy flows where attention goes – you can stop negative emotions by simply creating positive awareness behind your thoughts.
3. Say peaceful words to yourself
“By words, we learn thoughts and by thoughts, we learn life.” – Jean Baptiste Girard
This often starts with how you program your mind and your thoughts will reflect your words.
While maintaining a positive mindset isn’t always easy, you can counter a negative thought with a simple peaceful word.
Simply write down every negative thought coming to your mind; now shift your thoughts to what the opposite could be. Write them down. Got it? Those are the things you need to be saying to yourself.
Peaceful words carry a lot of meaning and power, so use them to your advantage whenever you feel stressed out.
4. Dive Into nature
Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.
Whenever you need to calm your busy mind, take the time either on a weekend or when negative emotion flows in to dive more into nature and understand your true essence of being.
You can meditate more, or go on a vacation. Exploring nature deeper will put you in a place where you can see things more clearly. Remember that nature doesn’t struggle through life and you don’t have to, either.
There’s a saying that goes like this: “There’s no Wi-Fi in the forest, but I promise you will find a better connection.”
Practice all this now and you will crush negative emotions in no time. After all…Negative emotions might show up in your life, but that doesn't mean they get to stay.