Are You a Negative Thinker?

Written by Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

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Title: Are You a Negative Thinker? Author: Margaret Paul, Ph.D. E-mail: Copyright: © 2005 by Margaret Paul URL: Word Count: 733 Category: Self-Improvement, Personal Growth

Are You a Negative Thinker? By Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Barbara sought my help because of her chronic fatigue. She had been going to different kinds of doctors and trying different nutrition plans for years and nothing was helping her. One ofrepparttar 144132 doctors suggested that she try psychotherapy.

In became evident early in our work together than Barbara was deeply addicted to thinkingrepparttar 144133 worst. Constant negativity went through her mind about every aspect of her life. She would get out of her car and worry about getting robbed. In social situations, she would tell herself that people didn’t like her. She was always worried about money, even though she was a successful graphic designer. Her husband could never do anything right. There was something wrong with every doctor she saw.

Negative thinking causes much stress inrepparttar 144134 body. I told Barbara to imagine that she was telling these negative thoughts to a child. How wouldrepparttar 144135 child feel most ofrepparttar 144136 time? Barbara could see that this child would, of course, feel anxious and stressed much ofrepparttar 144137 time in response to allrepparttar 144138 negativity and catastrophic thinking.

The medical profession has long told us that stress is one ofrepparttar 144139 leading causes of illness. Stress sets into motionrepparttar 144140 body’s fight or flight response, pouring cortisol intorepparttar 144141 body and eventually exhaustingrepparttar 144142 adrenal glands. Adrenal exhaustion can be one ofrepparttar 144143 results of so much negative thinking.

While Barbara could understandrepparttar 144144 possible effect her negative thinking was having on her health, it was extremely challenging for her to give up her negative thinking. Barbara deeply believed that her negative thinking kept her safe from disappointment. She believed that thinkingrepparttar 144145 negative thought beforerepparttar 144146 bad thing would happen prepared her to deal with it. She didn’t want to be caught off guard. She believed that she could not handlerepparttar 144147 pain of disappointment, so that if she knew about it ahead of time and actually expected it, she wouldn’t feel disappointed.

Improve Your Mind Power With Spanish

Written by Steve Gillman

Our "mind power" is largely inrepparttar way we use our words, and limited by our vocabulary. Words, andrepparttar 143965 concepts they express, are different in each language, and there are differing common expressions. That's why when you learn a new language, you learn new ways to think.

Most Americans see money as something created, not as a static quantity to be divided up. This is no coincidence. English is one ofrepparttar 143966 few languages that speaks of "making" money. In other languages,repparttar 143967 verb used is "to gain," "take," or "get." The words used affect how people think about money. Personally, I think "making money" is a very healthy perspective.

Hablas Espańol?

Did you know that in Spanish, you're not thirsty, cold or afraid? You have to say "I have thirst (yo tengo sed)", "I have coldness (yo tengo frio)," or "I have fear (yo tengo miedo)." Could this changerepparttar 143968 way a person experiences things?

Definitely. Therapists are now telling people to stop saying or thinking things like "I am afraid." That way of expressing it creates too much identification withrepparttar 143969 feeling. It's healthier to say "I feel fear." You're not afraid, you're a human; fear, like all feelings, is just a temporary visitor.

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