Negative thoughts can make you feel depressed or anxious.
They will certainly keep you from enjoying your life fully.
It is normal to have negative thoughts. In his book The Happiness Trap, author Russ Harris tells us that 80% of our thoughts contain some negative content.
When you start believing that your negative thoughts are true, that is when your problems start.
For you to start enjoying your life, you need to know how to stop thinking negative thoughts.
The tips below will help you eradicate your negative thoughts:
Make a conscious decision that you are the one to determine what your thoughts are and what they will be. This involves making daily efforts to consciously program positive thoughts into your mind.
Surround yourself with positive people
If your current friends are the sort of people who are always tearing people down, complain and are generally negative, it can be very difficult for you to overcome your negative state in such an environment. The only option is for you to start looking for new friends who have a more positive attitude.
Change the tone of your thoughts from negative to positive
Whenever you find yourself having negative thoughts about a particular situation, try to adjust your thoughts and focus on the possible solutions that will make the situation better.
Refuse to associate yourself with undeserved negative comments
You may be involved in a certain project and you know very well that you are making good progress.Now if someone comes along and makes a very negative comment concerning your project, just tell yourself it is not what you think and it is not what you believe.Tell yourself that you instead deserve praise for what you have achieved. However it is not good to ignore all criticism otherwise you can miss out on great ideas.
Change your language
Stop using such words as ‘could’,’might’ and ‘should.’ Using the words ‘I will’ helps you to talk action and make a promise that you are more likely to keep.
Stop playing the victim
Believe that you have what it takes to succeed. Stop blaming the situations surrounding your life and take responsibility.you will marvel at the potential that you have.
Help other people
Stop focusing too much on yourself and your problems.Do something really nice to others. This will help keep your mind away from what is troubling you and you will feel much better.
Think for yourself
Stop relying on other people when it comes to making decisions. It is easier to live with a bad decision that you made yourself than to live with such a decision that was made by another person.
Always remember that no one is perfect
Stop dwelling on past mistakes. Learn from them and move forward. If you make a habit of dwelling on your mistakes you will always feel terrible and you will never experience true happiness in your life.
Singing will always make you feel better. Singing helps you to show your feelings and it provides an amazing stress relief.
Make a list of five things that you are grateful at the moment
Being grateful helps you appreciate what you already have. This makes you feel good and valuable.
Read positive quotes
These helps you enhance your mood. You can place them in places where you can always read them easily such as on your computer, on your mirror or fridge door. They will always remind you to remain positive.
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