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Positivity & negativity : Your garden of choice

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Today's topic revolves around managing positive and negative thoughts, a subject that my teenager and I recently discussed. I believe this topic would interest adults as well, as it is a common struggle that affects our daily lives. However, please note that I am not a specialist and the techniques I share are based on personal experience and what has been beneficial for others. It may or may not work for everyone, and it's essential to choose what works best for you.

Recently, I came across an excellent technique that helped me visualize and redefine certain aspects of my brain. Imagine a garden that is only accessible to you. In this garden, positive thoughts are represented as flowers, and negative thoughts are weeds. If you don't take care of your garden, weeds will take over, and your flowers will choke, resulting in an overgrown garden.

Now, let's apply this to our lives. If your therapist tells you to work on managing your negative thoughts and turning them into positive ones, you might think it's impossible. However, remember that no one has access to your garden except for you. Therefore, it's your responsibility to remove the weeds and nurture your flowers.

Growing a garden requires patience, time, and constant effort. Similarly, managing negative thoughts requires perseverance, and you need to remove weeds occasionally to ensure that they don't take over. You may encounter that one weed that is challenging to remove, but you must keep at it.

Remember, your mind is your own unique garden, and it's up to you to take care of it. The flowers will take time to grow, and you may not remove all the weeds, but eventually, you will get there. Others may advise you on the best ways to grow your flowers and remove weeds, but it's up to you to research and take action that works best for you.

If you're a visual person, you can create any analogy that resonates with you to help you move forward. This technique has helped my teenager tremendously, and if it can help you or someone you know, feel free to share this post.

In conclusion, managing negative thoughts is a challenge, but it's essential to take responsibility for our minds and remove negative thoughts. Remember, it's your garden, and only you can take care of it. Thank you for reading, and until next time!