Throughout the week my ability to recognize my positive and negative thoughts became easier as I began to interpret them. Most came during soccer practice when my coaches give feedback or my teammates tell me what to do or change on the field. I usually think that my coach does not like me, but lately I have come to interpret that they only make changes and give feedback to better the team. They are not picking on any one individual, but changing what needs to be changed to improve the team for the better. I sensed a great change in my thinking, especially more positive thinking than negative thinking.
I did have more negative thinking occur, but thankfully I was able to change that negative thinking and negative emotion before it was too late. Some positive thinking also occurred when I asked myself why some teachers give out random homework assignments and I interpreted that as they just want their students to succeed. I did the assignment and was glad because I was able to learn a little bit extra of something that I did not know that may in fact help me sometime in my future.
The benefits of recognizing this kind of thinking in everyday life is that if you look at things differently you will understand better why some things happen and others do not. Everything happens for a reason as some people say and it is better to look at those reasons positively then negatively. This way when you have an understanding of what is going on you are living happier instead of confused and stressed out.
I did not sense a lack in everyday life from this activity. This activity would be very useful for those individuals who have a negative outlook on life and everything about it. Those who believe that everyone is out to get them and that they have the worst luck in the world, also those who suffer from depression and suicidal ideation.
These individuals always have negative emotions thus are always unhappy, but if their thought interpretations of certain situations changed then their emotion and response will change as well helping them towards a happier life. This could be done in therapy of just in everyday life situations.
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