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27 Common, Twisted Thoughts That Block Happiness

If it weren’t for twisted logic, life might be too boring for many of us.

Most people I know, myself included, have a knack for twisting the truth. And some of the time that little twist is a perfect happiness block.

What follows are 27 examples of how you can prevent the happiness that might have been yours. All it takes is a tiny, twisted whisper in your mind.

liespreventhappinessHere are 27 examples of twisted thoughts that block happiness:

1. When I am happy, bad news is coming, because happiness can’t last.

2. When I am happy, I am setting myself up for disappointment.

3. When I am happy, people expect more of me.

4. When I am happy, I have no excuse to be lazy.

5. When I am happy, I am letting my negligent parents off the hook.

6. When I am happy, it will draw too much attention to me.

7. When I am happy, I’ll have to be nice to people I don’t like.

8. When I am happy, I am deluding myself.

9. When I am happy, I am turning my back on people who are suffering.

10. When I am happy, people will think I am up to something.

11. When I am happy, I don’t fit into my family of origin anymore.

12. When I am happy, I’ll have to let go of the past.

13. When I am happy, I am in denial of something.

14. When I am happy, I’ll have to act like an extrovert.

15. When I am happy, it will create too much pressure.

16. When I am happy, I won’t have anything to bitch about.

17. When I am happy, I’m being selfish.

18. When I am happy, I’m being arrogant.

19. When I am happy, I won’t have an excuse to indulge in food.

20. When I am happy, I won’t need people anymore.

21. When I am happy, people will stop helping me.

22. When I am happy, I’ll have to stand on my own two feet.

23. When I am happy, it justifies all the ways people have mistreated me.

24. When I am happy, it feels too weird.

25. When I am happy, I have to let go of my anger – impossible!

26. When I am happy, I have to be agreeable.

27. When I am happy, I am being fake.

126062These are all lies that justify continuing to feel bad. It’s self-sabotage. Most of the time these self-imposed lies go undetected. We just follow their lead like little sheep.

Recognizing this opens the door to end the lies and live with more personal choice.

I am working everyday to expand my consciousness to include the lies I tell myself. Are you? Try it out for yourself.

Fill in the blank with your own twisted logic, if you dare:

When I am happy, _________________________________.

What did you come up with?

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27 Common, Twisted Thoughts That Block Happiness


Mike Bundrant

Mike Bundrant is the author of Your Achilles Eel: Discover and Overcome the Hidden Cause of Negative Emotions, Bad Decisions and Self-Sabotage and co-founder at The iNLP Center which offers online certification in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and life coaching.


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Bundrant, M. (2015). 27 Common, Twisted Thoughts That Block Happiness. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 15, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/nlp/2015/01/27-twisted-thoughts-that-block-happiness/

 

Last updated: 27 Jan 2015
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