I know that you can go and do a Google search online, and you’ll see hundreds if not thousands of articles on how to stop negative thoughts.
I truly believe that there’s nothing that you can do to stop negative thoughts. We need to be interrogated by our minds, so we know that we are making the best possible choices. We need the good cop. These are the strong motivated thoughts that keep us focused and aware. We need the bad cop, the aggressive, self-destructive thoughts, to remind us of risk, weakness, and mistakenly putting ourselves in a position that we don’t want to be in. The best way to stop negative thoughts is to understand that the good cop and bad cop are both working together to bring about the same results.
Don’t try and resist the bad cop.
These thoughts are incredibly aggressive, negative, and accusatory. The bad cop may make derogatory comments like you’ll never going to get off your fat ass to get to the gym. Or the bad cop may insult you by saying things like. You idiot! Why do you even try to make your life better? No matter what you do, you’ll always end up in a bad situation. Ugh! The bad cop is ugly, but just imagine these bad thoughts turning into a wimpy Drill Sergeant with badges of honor and experience to protect his weak ego.
He is all bark and no bite.
He yells at you through a bullhorn and he always expects you to do things that he cannot do. Don’t resist these thoughts. I repeat, don’t resist these thoughts. Resisting or challenging negative thoughts is like punching a Drill Sergeant or Police Captain in the face. They both come with dire consequences. Fighting against your bad thoughts will just put you behind bars. You will live in a mental prison, and each negative thought will be like additional years added onto your sentence. You will constantly be fighting against three hundred pound inmates named Bubba. And much like his rigorous exercise routine, Bubba is going to incorporate kicking your ass into his daily practice.
So then you have the good cop.
These thoughts are strong and wholesome. These thoughts represent the little cheerleaders on the sidelines of your mind. They nudge you forward with joyful reminders of how good you are. You start to hear their jingles in your mind. You can do it, you can do it, put your mighty body to it. Then, you can start to put your game face on. You can start to put on all of your imaginary gear of happiness, blissfulness, and joy. So when negative thoughts tackle you and pummel you to the ground, you are no longer affected, you are no longer afraid. The good thoughts, the cheerleaders help you become strong and focused. So with each play, you can make it further down the yard-line.
It is the bad cop who motivates us to change.
It is the bad thoughts that make us aware of our pain, of our despair, so we can do something about it. Change is painful. Change is hard because we are moving against inertia. Transitions are hard because we have to break old patterns, old ties, and behaviors. However, once we are able to make the change. We can ride the momentum all the way to the finish line. So good thoughts and bad thoughts both work together to achieve a common goal. And that goal is to see you grow. So don’t suppress your negative thoughts, embrace them and you’ll be amazed how far you can go.
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