Harmful thoughts

What are your thoughts that can damage the quality of life? What can destroy plans, dreams and the personality itself? Harmful thoughts you must get rid of today.

The problem of "disordered thinking", as a result of which a person's attitude towards himself and the world around him is based on negativism, is considered by neuroscientists to be one of the most significant disasters that happen to health. Trying to classify negative thoughts, doctors have identified the most "harmful" of them, capable of causing particularly significant damage to the quality of life, writes MedikForum.

According to experts, some negative attitudes contribute to the development and consolidation of bad habits in a person, potentially capable of destroying his life and himself as a person. The list of the most risky judgments in this sense includes the following beliefs...

"All or nothing." Such a thought is inherent in people who are afraid to make mistakes, to do something wrong. These idealists do not understand that anyone can make mistakes, and this is quite natural. Such an attitude leads to the fact that failures on the way to the goal “break” people, do not allow them to accept the imperfection of the world.

"Generalization of the negative". People become hostages of negative thoughts that exaggerate the problem situation. Often at the same time, they operate with the concepts of “always”, “never”, “every time”.

"Concentration on the negative." This problem is characterized by the fact that even a positive situation is considered from a negative position. According to doctors, concentration on the negative contributes to the release of substances into the body that increase feelings of unhappiness, catastrophe, and reduce self-control.

"Self-flagellation". The constant search for one's own shortcomings provokes an increase in guilt. As a self-defense, a person can become embittered, become more aggressive towards others, in whom he will see what makes him feel guilty.

"Search for the guilty". Shifting one's guilt onto someone else's shoulders accustoms a person to the attitude "I am a victim of circumstances, other people's intrigues, dishonesty, and so on." Thus, he may not even try to change anything in his life.

"Non-recognition". When a person refuses to acknowledge a problem, they are not strongly motivated to solve it. Getting out of this quagmire of rejection becomes more and more difficult over time.

This list was published in his work by American neuroscientist Daniel J. Amen, who has been studying the relationship between overweight, health, lack of happiness and automatic negative thoughts for many years. This specialist is convinced that in order for changes to take place in life for the better, it is necessary to be able to let go of negative thoughts, to try to see any problem not only from a negative, but also from a positive side.