Sometimes we repeat the same things so much that we end up believing it, but that does not mean they are true.
I have realized that many people carry the same kinds of toxic thoughts that I have dragged for so long and I have decided to make this article to break with those harmful, unproductive and apparently common beliefs.
I present you 6 thoughts that although they seem normal, they are really very harmful and toxic for your happiness.
1. The present is indicative of the future
When things are not going well there is a tendency to assume that the future holds more of the same – or worse. For some strange reason this doesn’t happen when things are going well. A laugh, a smile, or a warm feeling are fleeting for us.
This is a cycle of self-fulfilling prophecy. If you don’t allow yourself to leave behind what happened, what you said or what you did, you will look to the future through the same dirty glasses. And you won’t be able to do anything to focus your judgment on the fog.
2. Being alone is a problem
False! Not liking who you are when you are with someone is the real problem. Relationships are chosen wisely. Don’t let loneliness wrap you in the arms of someone you know doesn’t deserve you.
3. It’s too late to make changes
Life is not a straight line. There is no right path for you or anyone. However, sometimes the pressure from friends, family, work and society in general is enough to make us feel broken inside.
4. Fit is good
Surely on more than one occasion you have caught yourself thinking: “Who am I to think that I can do that?” when in reality you should be thinking, “Who am I to believe that I can’t?”
Don’t listen to your doubts. Forget fitting in. Stand out! Think about it. If you spend your whole life thinking about what others think of you, you forget who you really are.
5. There is a perfect equation for me
Sometimes we pursue hypothetical states of perfection. We do it when we are looking for a house, work, partner, friends. And the problem is that perfection does not exist in a static or unchanging state.
6. What each person does to you is personal
People become toxic when they believe that everything that happens in the world is a personal attack on them. And the truth is that what people do or say has much more to do with them than with you.