Now, one of the major emotional and psychological illnesses plaguing mankind and causing a lot of problems at the present age is destructive thinking. The danger of destructive thinking lies more in the fact that many people are usually not aware of the fact that they have this problem. Those who are aware; do not understand how problematic it is.
It would be good to note that our thoughts are mostly influenced by the things we encounter or are exposed to in life. They have a way of percolating somewhere in us, only to come up mostly in negative patterns with time. Things you said, people we’ve met, things we’ve read in the past, and many others, are potential though subjects.Now, before we delve into the ways of overcoming this problem, we have to take a holistic look at the problem, by considering the types of destructive thinking that people suffer...
There are tested and proven steps to take to overcome this trend. When these are followed religiously, it is possible to overcome the destructive thoughts completely.
Start by accepting that you have a problem and recognizing the problem. When you recognize that things need to change, you will have the disposition to work towards the change. Understand that people see life from different prisms, and that it’s their right. Think about the fact that you live in a different world and every other person lives in their own, with their unique worldviews. You must understand that people who think that life is great will enjoy a great life and vice versa. With this, you will see the need to change.
The next stage is to always recognize when the negative thoughts creep into you. There are times when people suffer from destructive thoughts in particular issues and think properly in others. All you need to do is to try and realize when these thoughts mostly come up in you.
The last stage is to work towards changing it. The best way to do this is to be ready with preplanned positive thoughts. With this, whenever the negative and destructive thought occurs to you, you call to mind the object of the positive thought and start ruminating on it. You have to start by believing that you can overcome the negative pattern and replace it. When you do, it becomes possible.
If you are a Christian, you will find this easier to do. The bible provides a lot of sources and passages that can help you and spur you into positive thoughts when you want to shutdown negative thoughts. All you need to do is to select a positive verse each day, read it, and have it in mind all through the day. This will always surface when the negative and destructive thoughts come up. With this, you will gradually overcome the destructive thinking pattern.