Sounds odd, isn’t it?
Yes, Negative thinking is good until this thinking is in a balanced proportion.
The brain has a tendency to think both positive and negative things. The brain thinks negatively so as to make humans aware of the actions they do. Negative thinking makes a person cautious and aware of the prospects of hazards that could happen. Negative thinking is required as it helps spend time on the pros and cons of a job. For example, a person may get negative thoughts about an interview; some may get negative thoughts about the business. All this will help people to plan ahead, keeping these hazards in view.
Not only Positive thinking is good but also negative thinking is good provided that they are accepted with open arms. This can happen by addressing the fears or negative thoughts that arise in our minds. There’s no doubt that too much negative thinking would obviously pave the way for stress, anxiety, and even depression. In the same way, too much positive thinking may lead to complacency. There is a need to strike a balance between negative and positive thoughts. For instance, if we are fat, then our mind regularly brings this to our mind in various ways. We think about what other people might say. We may be concerned for our health due to fatness. If we allow such thoughts beyond the limit, then it’s obvious that we may get stressed, leading to locking ourselves up and not meeting anyone. The other way to limit and strike a balance is to address these thoughts is to accepting and developing a plan to lose weight. Tolerating and accepting negative feelings and thoughts could become an asset.
Some people forcefully try to avoid or control negative thinking, which ultimately multiplies similar thoughts due to which the people feel frustrated, leading to stress. Rather, good thing is to allow the mind to do whatever it thinks, be it negative or positive. Negative thinking within limits can help in various situations like learning from past experiences, taking help from others to cope with the situation, assessing the circumstances, threats and opportunities and developing an attitude of thankfulness. The most important aspect is to become aware of the negative thoughts and the emotions arising due to these thoughts.
Understand that negative thoughts are a sort of communication or information or a cue that the brain does with us. Allow those thoughts by being a spectator rather than responding to them with emotions. Remember that if you practise accepting the pain the way you enjoy comfort, then you are zeroing in on the thoughts, which ultimately means peace.