Negativity doesn’t just happen, we let it. When we choose to focus on the minuses of a thing or situation other than the plus, we’re already brewing negativity in our thoughts and hearts. Sadly, we can almost not help it especially when it’s already part and parcel of our lives but this article is here to change that. There are certain things we can do to sail us away slowly from the ship of negativity, they are;
Have a Daily Negative Thought Time
One way to gain control over negative thinking is to commit to 10 minutes a day to review your negative thoughts. Negative Thought Time (NTT) must be 10 minutes and must be every day. When you have a negative thought during the day, jot it down, and tell yourself that you’ll review them during NTT. Over time, you will gain control and negative thinking will stop.
Replace the Negative Thoughts
Negative thoughts can’t be gotten rid of but we can transform it into positive thinking by acknowledging there’s a need for change in thoughts and determining what you want to be different and find the right behaviour to fulfil that. This is a very important step, you just have to replace those thoughts.
Make A Conscious Effort To Find Things To Love, Like And Appreciate
Instead of fighting negative thoughts, consciously reach for better feeling thoughts. One powerful way to do that is to speak (out loud if you can) to what you love, like and appreciate. When you say it out, you will slowly begin to believe it yourself.
When you wake up, open your eyes and feel gratitude for the new day. Write down daily affirmations: “I love the people I work with,” “I make positive contributions every day,” or “I am open to inspired thoughts.” If a negative thought creeps in, think of a success you’ve had and the feeling that went with it. Positive thinking is a daily task, but worth it.
Channel Those Thoughts Into Something Constructive
Negative thought patterns can easily take over, but a fantastic (and constructive) trick is to identify what the negative thought pattern is and a project you’re excited about. Then transform your negative thought into the energy you need to work on an exciting project.
Focus On Gratitude
Gratitude is underrated by most but is essential to a happy life. Life doesn’t get easier, but we become stronger as we focus on recognising all of the little good things going on around us rather than the goals we’ve not been able to achieve. Keep a Good List and refer to it daily. Also, focus on what you really want and be very specific. A focused, positive mind will attract what it is seeking over time.