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How To Stop Internalizing or Negative Thought Processes | 5 Strategies For Getting Out Of A Negative Mindset

Gasp for a moment, take in the air, hold it for ten seconds, exhale, breathe and repeat. Such is the way of most meditation and also to a greater extent, the process of life. Most experts contend the consistent practice of this exercise leading to a healthier life, in the mental and physical. However, when placing one’s hand on their chest during this act, there is no difference amongst breathing bodies. The feeling, a heartbeat, the sound, nothing. Yet, for some reason the statement “feeling in one’s heart of hearts” best represents the framework for the matter to be posed in this article. The prior statement somehow presumes that instead of feeling the heartbeat, one actually manufactures the language of the mind into the sounds of the internal. Once in a long foregone yesteryear, common knowledge claimed these sounds of originating from the heart. In present day, common knowledge replaces the culprit of this phenomenon of “internalizing” with the brain.

Along with the old presumptions of “internalizations” came the wizardry and enchantments of ridding one of the negative sounds and replacing them with the peachy and keen. First with installations of dusts and elixirs.

Eventually the apothecaries and chemists resolved with the verbose and talkative. They settled on naming and researching matters of brain health. This birthed the branch of health science known as psychology. Today, most readers of 21SCHIZM know the level to which these modern witches and wizards actually relieve negative thinking or general negativity in health.

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Wait a Minute Now, is This a Freudian Slip? Or Did you Not Explain What Internalization Is?

No, this does not mean to internalize about the topic, negative thinking or negative internalizations, as a Freudian slip would suggest. In fact, perhaps the Freudian slip posits the perfect tangent for the subject of negative internalizing or even negative thinking in terms of health.

Not a Freudian Slip, But We Are Dealing With the Subconscious of Mental Health

With a Freudian slip the mental commits a mistake or error which subtly reveals the layers of the subconscious. If this depicted a Freudian slip, the preceding text would indicate a failure on the behalf of the writer to explain internalization, because the writer subconsciously wanted to misdirect the audience from their own internalizations.

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Where Do Internalizations Present Themselves?

Albeit, a bit confusing, the gist of it resides in the affairs of the deepest levels and health of one’s own identity. Taking into account both one’s thoughts and exhibitions or exertions of those thoughts. In millennial speak, one would refer to this as personal branding or in brevity, the persona and subconscious of mental health.

In modern society, there exists plenty of movements or attributes that one considers in the discussion of internalizations or the way you think. The goal in this article strives in discovering beneficial and confident ways to concisely show one’s fabric and core and change the way you think.

How Negative Thoughts or Internalizations Surface, and How to Beat Them?

Just as a baby learns to talk, the mind must learn to think. The lexicon of the mind comes entirely from the environment in which it is immersed. As a baby hears words, their minds begin churning, a sorts of good stress.

At first, the sounds and words solicited by the mind form nothing but unintelligible gibber gabber. Soon, the mind begins selecting the sounds that serve for the most use or achieve the most desirable means to an end. Words like “mama” or “milk” start fresh out the gate or for the purposes at hand, the mouth. At some point a filter forms within the mind.

What Happens to Internalizations and Negative Thinking as We Age?

No longer do words naturally flow outside the mouth with the utmost candor. Instead, one often thinks before they speak. One forms canned phrases like “Hello, how are you?” Statements like these receive precedence and leave the mind with little to no resistance. “I hate myself” or “I hate you” receive separate treatments on the other hand.

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Surfacing of Negative Mindset, Mental Health

Hatred by nature endows itself toward more negative inclinations. Such is the way of negative thoughts. Back to the baby analogy. When a baby reaches a certain age, they undergo segments of testing. First comes the medical exam and eventually the academic placements for daycare or preschool.

Examples of When Internalizations May First Surface

The medical exam begins the process of indoctrination. The crying baby, unfamiliar with the doctor or their staff and the office, is subjected to a string of physically compromising or uncomfortable tests. At the end the doctor rewards the baby with candy. Wherein the core of the following mood belies entirely within the language and presentation.

Perhaps this explains why the doctor’s office shamelessly bombards the patient with pictures of smiling faces and bright colors. In an effort of contributing proper, correct and positive members to society.

However, one thing society never considered, resides in that baby’s mood or feelings about the doctor. Out of every test and intricacy measured during these brief moments, none concerned itself with the sentiments of that life.


Herein lies the point at which negative thinking blossoms. That explains it folks. Someone reading this article had a terrible experience as a baby at the doctors and now they nurse issues of low self esteem and societal angst or anxiety.

WRONG! A quick rewind questions why the world even allowed for the baby to endure such a situation. Proper psychological health stems from asking the right questions.

The main question of psychology always flourishes from the concepts of comfort, growth, language, behavior and surroundings. If one feels negatively about any one of these then one remains apt for the fostering of negative thoughts or negative thinking.

Examples of Negative Thinking, Internalizations and Mindsets in Mental Health

Internalization develops into action. This explains why they remain so important. Examples of negative thinking or internalizations appear as simple as “I am a failure” or “This person wronged me, so I hate them.” However, ever so slowly they inch into complexities or indicators of mental illness such as “I am a failure at life, so my life does not matter anyways,” or “All people that have the same skin as this person are evil, because of how he or she wronged me.”

The latter appears quite drastic, but believe 21SCHIZM these suppositions exist in the realm of possibility when considering the neurodivergent.

Strategies for Positive Internalization and Mindset Including the 5 Pinnacles: Comfort, Growth, Language, Behavior and Surroundings

People say this with a lot of things, but simply put, positive is not something one is, it is what one does. In effect, one must dedicate their whole being toward the goal of being positive. The dividends compensate for any cost and once again using another cliché, in the process of getting comfortable one must get uncomfortable. Thus arises the first pinnacle, comfort.

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Somehow and someway, one arrives at the point they exist currently in life. The main motive behind comfort allies itself with another tenet of psychology, Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.

Beholden in this tenet occupies everything one needs in theory to obtain pure and unabated comfort. The needs in their order of importance beginning from most important, follow here, physiological, safety (job security), love and belonging needs (friendship), esteem, and self-actualization.


At the most bare, of course, one must be breathing, sheltered and well fed. Consequently, if one fails in meeting the physiological one cannot attest to comfort. Next, comes the income or safety. If one cannot receive provision or in tow provide for themselves then once again comfort often remains far off.

The following three all relate to the content of one’s own character. Welcoming people attract the energy they put out. As do, not so friendly people, i.e love and belonging.

For the purposes here consider, esteem as a snapshot of one’s beliefs about themselves, always lagging one moment behind the present. The version of esteem in the present settles in the ever-evolving method of self-actualization. Become what and who one wants, in this case happy. Internalize the happiness and indulge in the comfort .


Self-actualization takes time and like mentioned before remains an ever-evolving process. There is always room for growth. Imagine if those witches and wizards who became psychologists sat around once a year and discussed their ideas, eventually doing and recording nothing toward progress. One need not think too deeply about where their field would stand.

The world exists in constant metamorphosis. Its inhabitants must move with it. That baby must grow. In event, that process of growth, requires a mold for inspiration. Eventually one reaches that age of accountability, where one must consider their use for the world.

Oftentimes, that calculus turns toward the trails of those blazed before, role models. In effort of staying current, rule of thumb advises reinventing one’s identity every 5 years. A whole new mindset every 5 years is not easy and certainly seems uncomfortable. This entails new careers, dreams, associations, and similar matters. Open the heart for new things and embrace the metamorphosis.


Rule of tongue –not sure if people actually say this — states how one talks to others will naturally revert to how one talks to and about themselves. Do not shy away from compliments. Give them graciously and receive them graciously.


Positive self-affirmations such as “I am not a failure,” “I will succeed,” “I really do appreciate this person” may sound corny, but research confirms that they do work. Furthermore, enriching vocabulary and choosing to indulge in productive conversations goes miles. Written on one’s heart, figuratively, read the lyrics one’s mind will sing. When internalizing the sounds of positivity, the core fiber of happiness begins to take shape and negativity begins to shed.


Usually one’s internalizations influence their behavior. However, some actions may contribute to internalizing happiness. For one thing, do not just passively accept beneficial experiences. Meditate on them. Identify the cause, effects and relationships. Do not depend on the external as much for validation. Exist as a being capable of enduring pain whilst always mentally flipping it by treating it as a lesson.


Finally, practice the golden rule, something most, if not all of us, were taught as children, “do unto others as one wishes to be done unto them.” Manifest the reality . Externalize the internal and work some psychological magic.


The final pinnacle lies in environment or surroundings. This one seems the most detached from one’s control. Although, where one lives does not always remain up to the individual.

Often the ones chosen to associate with that individual rely completely upon that individual’s discretion. Try to put a good spin on all living arrangements. Combine the strategies from the previous 4 to externalize the most productive environment.


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Internalization of Positivity, Be Happy and Do Good, Regardless of Mental Illness

In summary, a baby is mad, psychology is magic, and your heart can talk or maybe the brain does that. The brain read and sorted every word of the prior sentence. It was completely objective about it.

Now the mental health resides in the way in which it interprets that message. Each emotion and sentiment forms a new impression on the psyche. Perhaps one finishes reading this article and forgets it. However, for that diamond in the rough this article, signals the turn of a new leaf. Internalize and then manifest reality. Be happy and do good ensure your mental health .

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