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Here Are 3 Ways To Handle Intrusive, Disturbing, Negative Thoughts
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Here Are 3 Ways To Handle Intrusive, Disturbing, Negative Thoughts

Find the power to battle thoughts that constantly bring you down.

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Negative thoughts are not easy to deal with but you don't have to hide or dismiss painful emotions or feel guilty for being "negative". It's not about perpetuating a false positive facade. Everyone will experience situations that are unpleasant. These need to be felt and dealt with openly and honestly. Toxic positivity leads you to avoid difficult emotions and situations which will, in turn, cause more harm. However, if you confront your difficult emotions and look deeper it actually helps you grow as a person.

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But what about negative thoughts that seem disturbing? Such intrusive thoughts can sometimes be worrisome. Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) reports that around 6 million Americans experience intrusive thoughts. The ADAA defines intrusive thoughts as “stuck thoughts that cause great distress.” Such thoughts can be violent, socially unacceptable, or just out of character. Do you wonder why you have similar situations playing in your head? What do you do when you're constantly bogged down by persistent pessimism and negativity?