Behind every emotion always hides one or more often exaggerated and false thoughts of our perception of reality.
- Negative thoughts are sometimes so different from reality that they block us and prevent us from pursuing our goals.
- Learning to recognize when we are victims of our beliefs is a first step to avoid being locked in by these types of thoughts.
Despite our belief, we tend to think wrongly and exaggeratedly by interpreting situations through filters that prevent us from seeing reality. This way of filtering can cause us to be invaded by irrational thoughts.
Practice thinking logically and reasonedly
If it is normal to have negative thoughts to warn us of a danger or to face certain situations, they are sometimes so different from reality that they block us and prevent us from pursuing our objectives.
Rather than letting yourself be locked in, questioning yourself about your own thoughts and your interpretation of reality allows you to put irrational ideas at a distance and replace them with more positive thoughts and emotions about yourself and your environment.
Learn to recognize when we are victims of our beliefs
We are all victims of our perception of reality through our five senses, triggering in us thoughts, and therefore emotions, sometimes irrational or unreasonable. By pushing the questioning on what you think, you will be able to distinguish what is a logical and true thought, from an irrational and false one.
Do not hesitate to question yourself by asking yourself what are the proofs that indicate that your thought is true or false and to seek other interpretations of reality.
Read more: “It’s (really?) me who decides. The hidden reasons for our choices” by Dan Ariely