Negative thinking & how to avoid it

It’s no surprise that we all feel negative from time to time, what with the frequent unpleasant news reports we are faced with on a daily basis. However, some of us are more prone to negative thoughts than others, especially vulnerable groups such of the elderly who often develop depression.

Experts have said that excessive negative thinking can actually begin to impact a person on a physical level, making them more susceptible to colds, flu and sleep disturbances.

In addition to this according to a recent study which was conducted by the Swedish Department of Public Health Sciences, women who expressed their anger had a 42 per cent greater chance of dying of heart complications compared to just 19 per cent of women who controlled their rage. Evidence such as this indicates it is far better to deal with negative emotions as opposed to letting them build up placing strain on the body.

If you are finding it difficult to channel your negative thoughts then try to make a conscious effort to replace any negative thoughts with positive ones. Another tip is to try and and steer clear of those that bring out that side of you. If you have a friend who constantly sucks out your happiness from the very core every time you meet then perhaps leave a longer gap between meet-ups or simply try to change the angle of the conversation to something a little brighter.

Finally, make sure you are getting enough sleep and eating properly, meaning not quick on the go food but fruit, vegetables and plenty of water.

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Written by Emma Hilton

Written by Emma Hilton

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