As you know, negative thinking gets us nowhere. Energies shouldn’t be wasted on things like jealousy, hatred, anger, or frustration.
Knowing that, I simply moved my thinking away from any negative thought that came into my mind.
Recently, however, I’m taking a different approach, which I found to be more useful for my personal growth.
I’m observing negative thoughts, and learning from them.
For example, a while ago I caught myself having feelings of jealousy towards some people. Instead of suppressing the feeling, I dug deeper to see where it’s coming from. I had a eureka moment:
- I no longer have these feelings. It decomposed.
- I learned about new things that were important to me.
Give it a try. Make a list of people you feel jealous of (creepy, I know), and try to think of the reasons for each, you’ll probably learn more than you learn in a semester :).