Negative thinking is a way thinking that doesn't benefit you, since:
For example, let's say that you're sad, miserable, or depressed, and you want to be happy. The negative thought 'I can't become happy' will naturally work against you and make it more challenging for you to become happier.
Continuing with our example, if you feel sad, depressed, or unhappy, the negative thought 'I can't become happy' will naturally make you feel worse.
Once again, for our example, the moment you believe and accept the negative thought 'I can't become happy', it's already making it more challenging for you to become happier, especially since it's already making you feel worse in many different ways.
It's important to appreciate that:
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Also, it is helpful to appreciate that negative thinking is not a right or wrong way of thinking. Instead, it's a useless and not very sensible way of thinking. Learn more.
The overall defining characteristic of negative thinking is that it is useless & doesn't improve your life in any way (or even immediately makes it worse).
However, this does not mean that negative thinking is the 'wrong' way to think. Only that it's useless for improving your life, and that it doesn't make very much sense to do, especially when you consider that you can think in other ways.
To understand this, consider the classic example of looking at a glass, and thinking of it as either half full or half empty.
It's neither right nor wrong to look at the glass as either half full or half empty.
However, if looking at the glass as half full naturally makes you feel happier, while looking at the glass as half empty naturally makes you feel depressed, then what is the sense in looking at the glass as half empty?
For this example, if you want to be happy, it makes no sense at all to look at the glass as half empty rather than half full. After all, this is a useless, self-destructive, and completely counter-productive thing to do.
Even if it's a completely valid and acceptable way of thinking, so what? It's still not sensible.
This example captures the essence of what eliminating negative thinking is all about: getting rid of thinking that is useless, non-beneficial, and counter-productive (and, therefore, not very sensible, no matter how 'valid' the thought might be).
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