Successful Thinking and Overcoming Negativity
by Dr. Robert J. Flower
Blog Entry on http://successstory.com/
Some people suffer from chronic depression or anxiety and require more intensive psychotherapy and/or medications. For many people who face performance-based conflicts, however, cognitive work can be a rapid and powerful means for self-change.
Our lives are so tense that our sympathetic nervous systems are stuck in overdrive for much of the day. We feel like rubber bands stretched to their limit until they snap. Evolution has predisposed us to The Four Great Restrictors.
Once these schemas are activated by life events, a cascade of automatic, negative thoughts generate anxious, depressed, and angry feelings. These thoughts have a scripted quality, almost as if a tape plays inside our heads.
Very often, the same thoughts will emerge for very different situations, suggesting that this is not true independent reasoning, but a by-product of schemas derived from previous life experience.
One must be open to change, new ideas, and concepts in order to enhance their comprehension capabilities. An open, flexible mind is a wonderful thing to a happy, healthy, fulfilled life.