Are Ill Thoughts Causing You to Age?
There are always going to be negative people in your life.
However, sometimes the most negative person is yourself.
Not being grateful for what you have, constantly bringing up old, negative issues, and picturing the world in black and white amongst other things, bring stress and worry to you, not to mention wrinkles!
However, recognizing these ill thoughts and feelings, we can overcome them and reverse their harmful, aging effects.
Below are five ill thoughts that are causing you to age and what can be done about them.
1. Never Being Grateful
If you never appreciate the good things in your life, but always focus on those you aren’t happy with, your entire psychological well-being seems to change.
Deep down, it bothers you as if you’re telling yourself you are not worthwhile.
Be thankful for the things you do have and put your mind towards getting anything you don’t.
2. Bringing Up Old Issues
Do you recall bringing up a similar, yet old issue in a current disagreement?
If so, this is not healthy, nor progressive for their disagreement. Bringing up old issues shows you’ve never fully closed the book on it.
This is something lingering in the back of your head and thoughts you can’t let go of.
It’s not good because this could be a sensitive subject that you haven’t healed from.
You need to find out the underlying issue and get it resolved.
Constantly bringing it up in another conversation is not going to solve the current issue at hand.
3. Everything is Black or White
Those that think the world is black and white have no room for creativity or hope.
It’s purely good and bad or right and wrong. You’ll find yourself in the worst case scenario; never a win-win situation.
Look for the brighter things in life. Remember, gray can be a beautiful color, leaving plenty of options for a brighter future.
4. Blaming Others
Blaming others may not directly weigh heavy on your heart, but the fact that nothing changes with your situation will.
- “It’s not fair.”
- “If you would have done it differently, I would have been…”
- “You make me so mad when you…”
- “Because of you I missed…”
These statements all hold you back because you are not solving a problem, simply focusing on negative thoughts and behaviors.
If something isn’t fair, do something to make it fair.
Thinking life is unfair or blaming others for something you didn’t accomplish just builds up feelings of anger and resentment.
5. Revengeful Thinking
If you find yourself wanting to get even with someone, it can consume your life.
It’s like your self-esteem is lowered until you can get even with someone.
You’ll hold a grudge of which won’t go away until you’ve been successful in exacting revenge on this person.
And then, if it never happens, you’ll consistently have resentment for the situation. You’ll miss out on the positive things life has to offer.
You’ll also have heavy stress on your mind and heart.
Work on being successful and showing the other person off rather than trying to hurt them. You’ll dig deeper into them doing so.
Why Change These Habits
As you’ll notice, most of the above ill thoughts and feeling causes stress. You’ll open yourself up to cardiovascular disease.
You’ll also find yourself with a weaker immune system because you are mentally and physically drained.
Instead of going through it all, focus on positive thinking. You’ll decrease your stress levels, decrease the frowns and wrinkles, and increase your lifespan.
There are so many benefits of positive thinking, it makes everything possible. Check out this video and learn more: