Is your glass half-empty or half-full? Are you down in the dumps? Feeling anxious? Why do negative thoughts enter our mind? Negative thinking can have a strong and sometimes devastating impact on all aspects of our lives. Now, how do we change our negative thoughts into positive ones?
- Think Positive
“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Sometimes it actually takes guts to remain positive through setbacks. Positive thinkers can remain upbeat even when times are tough. These types of people have better coping skills during times of stress; and they have a natural ability to form relationships and cement bonds.
- Surround yourself with positive people
Do you want to be with people who make you feel tired and exhausted by their constant negativity? Of course not! That is why you should surround yourself with positive people. Being around positive people can be beneficial to our mental health, as well as our physical health. With the right kind of support and encouragement, we can face anything when we keep our chin up.
- Do not overthink
Overthinkers are more prone to sustained sadness and negative thinking. You have to realize that you cannot control everything in your life. Be willing to step out of your comfort zone. When you find yourself overthinking on a negative thought, try to think of something else to distract yourself.
- Change the negative thought into a positive one
“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” – Oprah Winfrey
No matter how positive you are, negative thoughts would still creep into your mind on a daily basis. Instead of letting negative thoughts pull you down, have more faith in yourself and expect positive results. If ever you made a mistake, remember that no one is perfect and let yourself move forward.
“Stop thinking about what you can’t change. Let yourself feel happy about what is good in your life now.
Practice thinking happy thoughts over and over again.” – Sabera the Quail (Taken from Ethel Coffey’s How Meg Changed Her Mind)