Our subconscious thoughts are considered to be passive. For the most part, they are out of our control. We do not just get to pick and choose when they pop up or what they are about. The thoughts can be truly upsetting, especially if they are repetitive on a severely negative subject. If you think about it, any obsessive thought it starts off being a passive subconscious thought and since it repeats, we consciously begin to hyper focus on it as well.
These thoughts seem to jump from our subconscious mind to a conscious worry when they have any way of being possible in reality (even if they are far from the truth), ie. Your significant other is cheating, you’re not worthy of happiness, someone doesn’t love you, you will fail, ect. We believe that these thoughts own us. How do we stop something that just pops up into our heads?
Active positivity is the only way to combat passive negativity.At times it can be so difficult, the negative thoughts can truly bring us to our lows.But it takes EFFORT!You need to find things you can turn to that makes you happy or at least topics that begin to redirect your thoughts away from the nonsense that your subconscious throws at you.
When we are at our best, the random subconscious thoughts don’t even phase us, but when we aren’t on top, the thoughts seem to dominate our minds and bring us to our knees.Searching for things that you’re grateful for, positive memories, things you love to do… you just need to truly put in the effort to find the positive in anything.
Having someone to talk to can truly help.Put in the effort, find the positive, and don’t give up.Sometimes we give up right before things begin to get better, Don’t stop till you can find your smile.