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How negative thinking affects us

How negative thinking affects us

How negative thinking affects us? Is negative thinking a habit?  What is the power of negativing thinking on your subconscious mind?

Have you heard someone say “I feel tried when I get up in the morning. I need to drink a cup of coffee, so I wake up?” Or “I always get nose allergy in July that lasts all summer long?”  Unfortunately, most people don’t realize that when they use such negative statements, they form negative mental habits which affect their subconscious mind and makes them have negative feelings and emotions.

When you keep repeating the same negative statements to yourself and keep imagining the worst situations, you will get a negative result in your life. As I mentioned in my book “the ultimate guide to achieve your goals” that you have got to feed your subconscious mind positive thoughts and emotions. The subconscious mind accepts whatever you tell him. It is just like a computer, you will get whatever information you put into it.

Negative thinking patterns

John who is in his fifties says that every year in August, he gets the flu, which lasts for the whole month. The doctor said to him, “Since when did you start getting the flu?” John said, “For over 5 years.” The doctor then asked, “Did you have good health before then?” John answered, “Yes.” Then, the doctor asked, “Do you remember how did that start happening to you?” John said, “No, but when I perspire due to the humidity, I get a cold, then I get the flu.”

If we want to analyze John’s statements, we find that he decided on the followings:

1. I get the flu every year- (He specified the time, which is every year)

2. In August- (he specified the month)

3. I get the flu (he specified the type if illness)

4. When the humidity is high, I perspire and get the flu (he specified the cause and the result)

What John used was consecutive thoughts that were associated with place and time. His expectation and belief made his thoughts become real every year and at the same time. Do you see what the power of thoughts can do?

Your behaviors and thoughts are based on mental strategies that you have been using up to this point. You have a strategy for sleeping, for dealing with people, for eating, for talking to people, among other things.  If your strategy tends to be negative, then you have to work on ways to develop positive strategies in all aspects of life. 

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26 Comments

  1. Agree Dia. After all, we become what we think. If we feel sick, we get sick. If we think something bad will happen, it usually does.

    But, having positive thoughts can be a daily life-changer!

    Alex

    • Dia says:

      Hi Alex,

      For sure my friend, having a positive attitude and positive thoughts can make a huge difference in our lives. The key is to program our subconscous mind with positive thoughts and really “feel” what we are programming.

  2. Frank says:

    Dia,

    First of all I think we are on the same wavelength or something I was just speaking to a friend of mind about this very topic. In my life I have seen the effects of negative thinking. Every time I talked negatively about anything it generally comes to pass. Once I realized that I now expend a lot of energy to mantain positivity even in impossible situations. When things get difficult I don’t need anything going against my favor.

    Thanks.

    • Dia says:

      Hi Frank,

      For sure my friend, when we think and emit negative thoughts, this negative energy expands. I have seen it many times in my life. This is why we have to always choose the positive interpretation in events and situations.

  3. rob white says:

    Great example, Dia. We become ill when we are ill at ease in the mind. The mind is very clever when it comes up with all the rational reasons as to why we became ill… “some one sneezed near me” “I was near a sick person” etc. etc. When we look deeper we will uncover a pattern of thinking that resulted in the negative outcome.

    • Dia says:

      Hi Rob,

      Exactly my friend, our mind has power and if we learn to use this power to our advantage, our will change for better. Being self aware of our self talk and thoughts is crucial, so we avoid negative outcomes as much as possible.

  4. Dia, I’m amazed at how even when I KNOW this, I STILL do it sometimes. “Yeah, I always get an ear infection this time of year.” Wow, and guess what happens again each January? Yeah! I get an ear infection. Imagine that! Negative thinking can very easily turn into messages broadcast to the subconscious mind, and when it does, it virtually creates what happens to us. Thanks for sharing, my friend.

    • Dia says:

      Hi Bryan,

      Exactly my friend, when we keep repeating some thoughts and believe in them, guess what happens? They manifest in our world. This is why we have to be aware and careful of our thoughts. We can’t avoid negative thinking 100%, after all, we are humans, but we can “lessen” the amount we let negative thinking affects us by interpreting situations in a positive way, programming our subconscious mind, etc…

  5. Jk Allen says:

    Hey Dia – I love this post.

    I’m coming to learn how intelligent our mind really is. It listens to our every thought and shapes our reality by those thoughts. So, with that in mind I find that negative thoughts are detrimental to us in every domain. HOWEVER, I’m beginning to learn that the concluding antidote is not simply positive thinking (learnings from Mind Adventure).

    • Dia says:

      Hi JK,

      For sure my friend, our thoughts, if they are strong enough, they shape our reality. This is why we have to focus and concentrate on what we want, not what we don’t want. Positive thinking if it is “empty” of emotions doesn’t help much. It might motivate us for a short period of time, but at the end we revert back to our old thinking. It takes much more than positive thinking like programming our subconscious mind, getting over our “mental laziness” among other things. Thanks JK

  6. Evelyn says:

    Hi Dia,

    If we think the worst, the worst will be inevitable.

    I use to say that I get hay fever and allergies in the spring. Since I stopped saying that and changed my diet, I don’t have any problems at all.

    Think positive, the best and the rest will follow!

    Evelyn

    • Dia says:

      Hi Evelyn,

      For sure, isn’t amazing how our words can have a huge impace on us? You are on the right path my friend :)

  7. Bryan says:

    Wow,

    talk about similarities to patients I see in ED. I’ve met some patients mentioning things like this when they don’t look that sick. And most of them have a background of anxiety issues and depression. Some of them are just too negative in their thinking. What I like about this post is how you could link it to thought processes. I truly believe that a man is shaped by how he thinks. If he let his negative thoughts rule his head, then he will most certainly be exemplified in his character.

    • Dia says:

      Hi Bryan,

      Exactly, our thoughts and the way we think shape our reality. In our day, we get around 60,000 thoughts, most are negative. This is why we have to be aware of our self talk, our thought processes, so we won’t let negative thinking affect us and affect our life.

  8. Leony says:

    I always said this to my friends: “If we think positively, it would create a positive atmosphere which will result to a positive reaction”.. but lately I was into a situation that made me forget all these principles..

    • Dia says:

      Hi Leony,

      Exactly, if we think and feel positive, positive outcomes will follow most of the time. It is necessary to be aware of our thoughts and the way we think. :)

  9. Stuart says:

    There’s no such thing as ‘always’. If you ‘always’ get a cold in July, then you’re setting yourself up for a cold, but if you believe you won’t, then chances are, you won’t.

    Think positively. It’s an age-old cliche, but it’s never lost its truth 😉

    • Dia says:

      Hi Stuart,

      I agree my friend. Just like someone who keeps saying to himself, “my memory is getting bad” Guess what happens? He will start forgetting things and his words will become true.

  10. John Sherry says:

    Spot on Dia, thoughts become self-fulflling prophecies so better watch what you think as it will probably come true. Experiment with some specific thoughts and you’ll soon see them show up in your life. But keep them bright and all will turn out right!

    • Dia says:

      Hi John,

      Exactly my friend. I like you statement “keep them bright and will turn out right!” This is for sure, if we stay thinking positively and interpreting situations in a positive way, things will turn for our best.

  11. As always, well said Dia. I’m on a constant quest to stay positive, see the bright side, and stay as far the heck away as possible from anything negative in my life. It takes time and effort, but it’s worth it.

    Thanks man.

    Marcus

    • Dia says:

      Hi Marcus,

      For sure my friend, it takes time, practice, and effort, but as you say it is worth it as it helps change our life for better. 😉

  12. ayo says:

    hello dia
    how are you?
    thanks for sharing this
    i am of the opinion when we are open to developing positive attitudes, we expect positive results.
    take care and enjoy the rest of the day.

  13. I think negative thinking helps us leverage our emotions. With pessimistic, it goes to show that we need to be optimistic. This takes time, but what great things isn’t worth patience.

    • Dia says:

      Hi Jonathan,

      Yep, it does take time and practice. We have to stay patient and stick with it. The more we practice and work on our thoughts, the easier it becomes.