We replay negative thoughts and practice negative feelings for so long, they become memorized. They run on autopilot much like the software updates on our computers. Repetitive negative thinking has a profound impact on our behavior and has been linked to chronic anxiety and depression.
It’s important to learn how to identify your negative thoughts and manage them in order to learn from them. Because they are trying to tell us something and when we understand their message, it gives us back control over our lives.