“What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.”Wayne Dyer
Imagine you are sitting on a beach enjoying the waves crashing against the shore. You are feeling relaxed and happy. Suddenly, you hear a mother shouting at her kid not to go near the water. You get irritated. Did you wonder why? It is because of the thought that you associate with the situation. It probably reminded you of how you felt when someone shouted at you years ago. That same feeling gets invoked, although none of the persons in this situation relate directly to you. This is the power of automatic thoughts.
When you think of something repeatedly, it becomes an automatic thought. For example, if you keep thinking, “I cannot clear the exam,” you are programming your subconscious mind to ensure that it really happens. The best way to work on changing your automatic thought pattern is to first be aware of it.
How do thoughts impact emotion?
If you get hold of the power to identify and change your thoughts associated with a situation, you can definitely change the emotion that it results in. I will discuss more in my upcoming blog. In the meantime, go through this very interesting article I found on this website that beautifully explains the interrelation between thoughts and emotions. Have a blessed day. Stay happy. You are in full control of your thoughts and emotions.