Stress Relief Causes: Negative Thinking And Stress

by Doc Orman, M.D.


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This week and next, I’m going to focus on one of the most common hidden causes of stress—Negative Thinking.  While this is only one of several major categories of hidden causes of stress, whatever you learn about how to deal with this group of causes will also apply to other hidden causes as well. 

There are many ways that thinking negatively can lead to unnecessary problems and stress in our lives.  Here are just a few examples: 

  • You can poison your relationship with someone if you incorrectly assume they are “out to get you”—when they are not.
  • You can become enraged if you think someone did something very “wrong,” even if they didn’t do anything wrong at all.
  • You can give up and become despondent if you assume there is no cure available for a particular illness, when in fact there may be cures available that you just may not know about. 

Negative Thinking Is Pervasive…And Seductive 

Negative thinking is so pervasive in our society that it almost seems reasonable, so much so that it is frequently taken as a sign of healthy, realistic thinking.  However, the fact that many negative things do happen, and many more are certainly possible, doesn’t justify the extremely large number of negative thinking occurrences that are not truly justified, and that stem from our automatic habits of reacting to events in our lives every day. 

Negative thinking is popular for many reasons.  One reason may be that growing up as young children, we get lots of corrective inputs from our parents and other caretakers, who tend to point out flaws in our behaviors.  Another reason is that the news media and entertainment industries tend to focus more on negative themes than on positive ones, simply because tragedies, disasters, crime, violence, and other negative occurrences seem to grab our attention, and heighten our emotions, more powerfully than images of positive, non-sensational events.   

There are probably other reasons as well.  The bottom line, however, is that negative thinking is very seductive…and most of us tend to automatically engage in it, way more often than we should. 

Negative Thinking And Emotions 

All negative emotions have their roots in negative thinking.  You can’t get angry without engaging in negative thinking.  You can’t feel worried or afraid without being concerned that something bad or harmful is likely to happen to you or someone/something you care about. And you can’t feel frustrated, guilty, sad, depressed, or have a host of any other negative emotions without very specific negative thinking driving your emotions at a very deep level. 

And much of the time, we don’t appreciate the role negative thinking plays in the origins of our feelings.  We also don’t recognize how often our negative thoughts, and other negative opinions, are either partly or mostly incorrect. 

Much More To Come On Negative Thinking 

In my next two posts this week and my three posts next week, I’ll try to highlight some additional aspects of the role that negative thinking plays as a hidden cause of many types of human stress, not just our negative emotions.  Obviously, this subject is much too broad to adequately cover in just six short discussions.  But hopefully you will find something of value to take away from this series of related posts that will span the next two weeks. 

Also, remember that I’ve selected negative thinking as just one common example of a major category of hidden causes of stress.  I could have selected other categories instead, such as unrealistic expectations, Either/Or Thinking, faulty ideas about Control, etc.  So most of what I will have to say about negative thinking—how to best understand it and also how to deal with it effectively—will typically apply to most other types of hidden causes of stress as well.

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