How to break your habit of negative thinking

Negative thoughts can be stopped
  • Acknowledge that we have negative thoughts and consciously start noticing the thoughts we have.
  • When we notice a negative thought or emotion pop up we need to ask ourselves, “Is this useful to me?” If not we need to dismiss the thought so we can begin to train our brain to automatically dismiss negative thoughts
  • Make our brain a judgment-free zone. Don’t judge ourselves for having negative thoughts and emotions and realize they will happen and there will be setbacks but we can start again every time we have a negative thought.

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Adriane Nicol

Adriane Nicol

Author times two, blogger and eternal optimist. I mostly write about book promotion, self improvement, copy writing, and online business.