Demons are like the ‘dementors, from the Harry Potter series. They suck the happiness right out of you, leaving you with sadness, self-doubt, and anxiety. Instead of letting this dragon control your life, you’ve got to tame it and keep the in control. Or else life becomes tough with negativities, and trust me, you don’t need negativity in life.
So next time, when I thought demon appears, Nick him sit down and battle it your own way.
Here are seven ways you can battle of your inner demons and welcome positivity back into your life:
1. Acknowledge Them
Let them be. Listen to them. Note what they are trying to tell you. Are they saying you can’t do something? Are they making you feel bad about your body? Are they making you overthink things? Well, listen to them. Confront them because they act as a signal to tell you that your own thoughts and actions are trying to stop you from achieving the achievable. Being self-aware is the first step to tackling them.
2. Concentrate On The Good Memories
When your demons are trying to pull you down, you’ve got to concentrate on your happy memories. This will help you to get back into your happy zone and would make you realize that you are capable of doing great things in life. And, that your inner demons will ultimately get tired of making you sad.
3. Cut Yourself Some Slack
Tell your inner demons, come tomorrow and not today. Tell them that you are human and you make mistakes and that you will eventually fix them.
4. Don’t Settle, Keep Fighting
The worst thing you can do is to give up. You cannot bow down to them and settle for mediocrity in life. If a certain situation demands you to quit and if you do the opposite, chances are that you will eventually defeat the demon and emerge as a winner.
5. Go For An Intensive Workout
Exercising is proven to be helpful to clear the cobwebs out of your mind. And intensive workout is a good way to push yourself and push out the demons of your mind. A bit of adrenaline rush will calm you down after a tough workout.
6. Let The Positive Emotions Take Control
Think of the demons as negative emotions. It is when you would create happy memories that you will store good memories that will become long-term memories. Therefore, it is very important that you give each emotion if you credit.
7. Tame The Dragon Or Kill It
To face your worst fear, you will have to take the dragon or worse kill it. Imagine it to be like pulling a bad tooth or taking a dive into a deep river. It has to be done or you’ll let the demon have control over you. Which you ideally shouldn’t or else they will drive you crazy.