Where does that negativity in me comes from? And I am not even aware of it. What I say and how I react, other people receive it as negativity. I am just trying to be true, honest and do the right thing … but the world receives it the other way around.
So, what to do? I have googled the topic and found some good points. But at the end there is still the issue, that I am not aware of it. Same thing is with people saying that I am complaining, where I intend just to say the facts. Here are the things I might have to look at myself:
- Stop thinking in extremes
- Stop over-generalizing the negative
- Don’t minimize the positive
- Stop mindreading
- Stop taking all the responsibility
- Stop forcing your own rules on life
- Stop making things up and believing it
That are good points. (taken from http://www.uncommonhelp.me/articles/how-to-stop-negative-thinking/ ).
I like that comment too:
Look at how much control and influence you really have over things that you tend to think negatively about.
I guess I mostly have different expectation and I am wondering why people don’t think like me. All this behavior seems to make my own life difficult.
So, I have plenty of things still to learn, probably mostly to un-learn, change of habits. Sure, I could defend my behaviour, but what for?
It’s up to me again. Think before you react. Calm down when things get hectic. If I want to archive my goal(s) I better try to put my love and happiness into my life. I have started some procedures already, but surely it takes time.
I have to keep up the discipline and the commitment.