Are all negative thoughts bad? Consciously challenge a negative thought about an event by coming up with alternate explanations for what caused it.
Learning how to challenge your negative thinking takes time. Be patient and forgiving of yourself. Focusing on your strengths is also a good way to deal with it.
You can identify one of your best traits and find a new way to use it every day for a week. As Joel Osteen said:
When the negative thoughts come – and they will; they come to all of us – it’s not enough to just not dwell on it… You’ve got to replace it with a positive thought.
Although negative thoughts are normal, going over and over them in your head – what scientists call “rumination” – leads to increased anxiety, depression and a sense of happiness.
This infographic explains “How To Stop Negative Thoughts From Getting You Down” and brought to us by Happify.
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