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Getting rid of negative thoughts isn’t easy but unobtainable.
We live life with multiple thoughts whether positive or negative. We’re always worrying about past events or even the future. We often never stop thinking about something that’s just part of life. Generally focusing on one event might not be too easy for many of us. Getting distracted and not being focused on what’s important can make you more tired.
While negative thoughts happen often, you can try to control them. What can help you decrease the number of negative thoughts? Is by practicing good health habits and constantly doing them. Sooner rather than later you will eventually see how your mind has changed. Cause who doesn’t want a happy and good life. Let’s not forget there’s often a routine that happens when you start thinking about bad, or unwanted thoughts. That’s why you should know some really good tips that can do wonders.
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Challenge Negative Thoughts
One of the best tips I can give you about challenging negative thoughts. Is to distract yourself every time you’re about to think negatively. Doing something productive your mind is occupied with an activity that takes more energy. In the end, you often forget what you thought about in the first place. It isn’t practical to always change your negative thoughts every time. But it’s always worth an effort to at least try to switch it to happy thoughts. Not just that when you do start to think good, happy thoughts you often start to feel better on the outside too.
Stop Negative Thinking
Understand the negative thinking patterns that usually happen. Make you go to the bad side like what you thought of, or did beforehand. Find what triggered that emotion, so that way it would be easier for you to control. This is better said than done; when it comes to you. It can be difficult to redeem yourself from thinking negatively. The best way in doing so is to be careful about what you watch and the people you hang around with.
I know there’s a fair share of people out there. That might be a little on the negative side. Put it this way it’s more challenging to not think negative thoughts; if you’re around nothing but positive people. That said, what you watch can sometimes implement your thinking. If you do decide to watch a show go for something more jolly and happy. For example, have you ever come out angry from watching a hilarious movie? Most likely.
Dealing With Stress
Unexpected outcomes happen which we can’t often explain. It’s just the way life works one thing you can do. Step away from a situation take a few minutes away for yourself. No matter what situation you might be dealing with. It’s always a good idea to process your thoughts before any other problems decide to happen. You won’t want to make rash decisions just because you were stressed out. If you tend to get stressed out from a family situation there’s often a better way like to step away for a moment. You wouldn’t want to jump into anything just because you were tired of dealing with the issue.
Noticing what things are going well can make you extremely happy. “Life happens for a reason” for most you have probably heard this saying a thousand times. To the ones who are reading this post at this very moment. You might don’t want to hear that saying. Think of it this way if it’s about an event that happened in the past. Try to bring up anything good that happened because of the event. If not keeping a list of all the things you’re grateful for in a journal. By writing down a few things every day will generally become a habit. Since you’ll be keeping in touch with positive thoughts rather than negative ones.
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Candace Hampton says
A lot of people forget to live in the moment and that’s the start of negative thoughts. I like the to use the muddy water example which is, the more clean water (positive thoughts) you pour into the muddy water or dirty water(negative thoughts, thought patterns,) the clean water pushes out and replaces the dirty water, more positive your thoughts naturally become. We have our ups and downs that’s for sure. You have some great ideas here on dealing with negativity. Thank you!
I actually haven’t heard that muddy water example before. Thanks for sharing that though and I’m glad you like the ideas 🙂
This was some serious food for thought and I appreciate that. I’ve been experiencing a seriously negative mindset lately and needed these reminders and tips on how to do things differently. It can be challenging to rework the way you’re thinking, but it’s so worth it for your own mental health – and for those around you!
Sometimes it can be so difficult to keep a positive mindset. Especially with everything going on.
Yeeees. I have been in the journey of getting rid of negative thoughts and I feel so much better! I stopped overthinking and I’m kinder with myself. Also showing gratitude is so important! I thank God all the time about my blessing and I love it. Maybe you are interested in reading about Ho’oponopono. It’s a Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness.
I’ve honestly never heard of Ho’oponopono. I’m always here to try something new especially if it’s going to help. I’m going to check it out 🙂
Jennifer Prince says
I need this right now! With all this COVID and just finding out our family won’t be coming for the holidays – ug. It’s easy to let that negativity creep in!
I know it can be tough not spending time with the family for the holidays. I know I was looking forward to it 🙂
I’m the worst when it comes to thinking about negative thoughts. I always worry about “what could” happen.
Sometimes it takes a lot of work to at least lowering the number of negative thoughts 🙂
Helena Marz says
Wow that is sooo me with the negative thoughts creeping in! I am so bad for that with always worrying about the future and worrying about what’s going to happen. I find when I start feeling negative l try to distract myself to do something I enjoy doing to get my mind off of it! Thanks for sharing this! ❤️
I felt like a lot of us could really relate to this. I can’t count the number of times I try to change a negative thought to a positive one.
Michael Eisbrener says
Who /what of you/ determines what is neg/pos? We each have ‘terministic screens’ that until you realize them, are what you see/hear/believe through. Once ‘captured’ build another, drop one or two. “I love you” “I am Sorry!” “Please forgive me” ” THANK YOU!” consider taking time to only use those four for every response…. expanding the ability/willingness to just listen, takes time, a life time.
Thank you for such a good comment 🙂