Do you struggle with negative thoughts that creep in during your everyday routine? Are you trying to cope with negativity in your life? When you are constantly surrounded by or thinking about negativity, you will likely have difficulty living a full and positive life. As specialists in anxiety counseling in Orlando, we help many clients overcome these struggles with anxiety, negative thoughts, and other mental issues that can add dangers to their life. There are a few dangers of negative thinking if you let it continue without proper intervention.
When you are constantly thinking negative thoughts, you may struggle to process positive moments the right way. This can cause distortions that can twist happy moments into negative, sad, or even angry moments. Instead of feeling joy about a celebration, you may find yourself wondering why you aren't enjoying yourself in celebration. Over time, your outlook on life will start to be completely negative and you will struggle to find joy.
Because you will constantly be thinking about negative thoughts, you may struggle to accept happy feelings or emotions. When a loved one expresses their feelings, you may be inclined to reject their love because you are so accustomed to negativity. Without letting yourself think happy thoughts, you actually may have trouble also processing happy moments and receiving the happy emotions that others express towards you.
Even though you may think that people cannot tell that you have negative thoughts, these thoughts will eventually affect your actions and behavior. People may notice that you are becoming more negative in your actions, which can be expressed by anger, resentment, or even sadness. This can make you feel more withdrawn or guarded, which can lead you to have stunted social relationships. If you don't receive support to help you cope with your negative thoughts, you may end up also having negative behaviors. These behaviors can then have a negative impact on both your professional and personal life.
Having constant negativity in your life can have drastic effects on your mental stability. This can cause cognitive distortions that make you truly confused on any positive remark, statement, or compliment that you receive. You may eventually have a difficult time leading a balanced and true lifestyle, which can affect your social life, job, family relationships, and relationship with yourself. If you struggle with maintaining balance and stability, you will want to seek the help of a professional to learn how to properly process your negative thoughts and turn your thought process around.
These are some of the drawbacks and impacts that negative thinking can have on your life if you do not seek the help and support you need to cope. When you work on your thought processes with a professional that specializes in anxiety counseling in Orlando, you can learn how to overcome your negativity. This will put you on the path to enjoying a fuller and happier life. Contact us to schedule your first appointment with our experienced therapists today.
Heather Oller is a licensed Orlando therapist at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching & Counseling who specializes in counseling Orlando couples, individuals, and families who are seeking changes in their lives. She has been a mental health professional for over 17 years and is a practicing Orlando counselor that specializes in conflict resolution for couples. You can contact her for an appointment or call 407-592-8997 for more information.