The persistent voices in our heads are a byproduct of years of thinking negatively. If we constantly focus on the negative, then your brain rewires itself to be negative. According to a survey, people say around 25 negative things to themselves in a span of three hours. So, on an average, we say one bad thing to ourselves every seven minutes. That is so potentially harmful to us. We often fail to fathom why negative voices are harmful. There is a reason why mostly people feel they lack self confidence. Well, it is inter-connected to the voices in your head.
Why do we lack balance in life? We lack balance in life because we are scared and not confident enough to find it. Our perception about ourselves has a huge effect on what we get in our lives. Unintentionally, a bad thinking can find a way to boomerang itself onto your life. It is a huge challenge to change the way we think, but it is not an unachievable feat. It takes a lot of persistence and will power to be able to accomplish this task. But the benefits that one can reap from this change is so great that it makes up for all the efforts one puts in. Small intentional and persistent long-term changes can make a bigger difference that one radically big short-term change. There are a few things that people can do to change the voices in their heads. Some of the simple hacks to achieve that have been listed below.
1. Change The Voice
It is definitely much easier said than done. We are so used to the negative voice that recognizing it to be a negative voice becomes a difficult task. It almost becomes like the voice of our sub-conscious. But we need to understand the difference between the two. Your sub-conscious serves as a voice of truth and just. Your negative voice is something that you have created by watering and nurturing the seed of negativity that was deep ingrained in you by the failures and circumstances that you faced in life. The ideal thing to do is to destroy the very seed. But that is not easy since it has grown into a big tree of negativity. So, instead you can find more innovative ways to killing this mental weed. Think about top three negative things that you think about yourself and write them down. Writing down your negative thoughts can aid in mental catharsis. Now, strike them out and write down the positive version of the same negative thoughts about yourself. This act makes your thoughts a tangible reality that can help you in rewriting the negatives and rewiring your brain.
2. Thoughts Give Rise To Feelings And Not Facts
It is important that you know the difference between what you are feeling and what is a fact. Your negative thoughts can give rise to uncomplimentary feelings but they are not the facts. So, try bringing your logic to the forefront and trace your feeling back to its origin to see whether it came from a place of fear or fact.
3. Cut Out The Negativity
The company we keep has a big influence on our mental and emotional stability. Hence, it is important for you to decide whether you want to be in the company of enlightened souls or gossip mongers with no intellectual edge. It might be one of the hardest decisions you have to take but this will bring a positive change into your life.
4. Refill Your Brain
Our brain can contain only a certain amount of good and bad. So, you can refill your brain with positive thoughts. Replace your 25 negative thoughts with positive thoughts that you think about yourself. Read them aloud every morning and start your day on a positive note. And most importantly, allow yourself to believe that it can make a change. Faith is what makes it real.
It is not easy to get rid of the negative voice, but try out these hacks to feel more positive about yourself. And remember, persistence is the key to success.