Sure, you might feel like negative thoughts are ‘just a part of life’ but they shouldn’t be leaving you overwhelmed. In this life, we spend far more time thinking negatively about ourselves and our situations than we should and ridding ourselves of that negativity is crucial.
When you think negatively you’re setting yourself up for failure. The more positive you train your mind to be, the better. Through refusing to feed into the dark side of things you can and will regain power over your being.
Below I will go over some of the more commonly overlooked things you should do to get rid of negative thoughts and some of them might end up being things you already do. These things are fairly simple and will make a huge difference in your life. The more you do them the more you will notice those negative thoughts disappearing.
14 Tips To Help You Get Rid Of Negative Thoughts For Good:
1. Be kinder to yourself
Far too often we forget how important it is to be nice to ourselves in the ways we are to others. Don’t allow your mind to be as hard on you as it normally would be. If you wouldn’t lash out at someone else for something why are you lashing out at yourself?
2. Address the source of your negative thoughts
Identify where your negative thoughts are stemming from and address that issue at the root. Don’t allow your negative thoughts to come from somewhere they shouldn’t be coming from. For instance, if someone is influencing how you think reevaluate the situation at hand.
3. Talk things out with those who care
You are not alone. When you‘re really upset talking to someone who cares for you is important. Those who love you the most will give you advice and help you through the things you‘re facing.
4. Cut out people who are constantly bringing you down
Stop allowing people who do not help you in life be around you. You shouldn’t be surrounding yourself with people who only wish to see you fall. If someone is telling you that you‘re worthless or not good enough, they do not deserve a place by your side.
5. Find a creative outlet to express your pain through
Sometimes a hobby can help us in ways we might not have ever assumed. Find something you like to do and use it to express yourself. This is a lot easier than it sounds and will benefit you greatly.
6. Give yourself a break when you feel it is necessary
Quit overworking yourself. If you need a break don‘t be ashamed of taking one. You can’t do anything if you end up in bad health or upset over the things before you. Self-care is far more important than most stop to realize.
7. Play music that puts you in a good mood
Music is one of the most influential things in our lives. Listen to things that lift you up and make you feel better. Don‘t listen to things that bring you down and keep you feeling down and out.
8. Practice positive self-talk as often as possible
When you find yourself thinking or saying things that are negative in regards to what you‘re doing or what you‘ve done, let them go. Talk yourself up and replace those negative things. In doing this you will cultivate a positive mindset as the days go by.
9. Change your body language
Give yourself a moment and really observe the way your body language speaks to you. Are you always slouching or frowning? If you are then you need to try and stand tall and smile, these things will overtime really change the way your mind operates.
10. Write your negative thoughts out and shred them
Take the time to write out your negative thoughts as they come forth and tear them up. Toss those thoughts in the trash where they belong. You are doing your best and that is all that matters at the end of the day.
11. Give meditating a try
Whether you think meditation is silly or not it is worth adding to your life. Give yourself a few minutes each day to sit and let go. Distress as best you can and really allow your mind to fly off on its own. Meditation is one of the most powerful tools we as human beings can utilize.
12. Take care of your body
Stop eating junk food and really get out there and exercise! The more you take care of your body the better you will feel; as cliche as it sounds this is a difference worth working towards.
13. Stop refusing to be there for yourself
When something is bothering you, address it immediately, and stop allowing others to walk all over you. You are your own person and at the end of the day, you are all you have.
14. Learn how to say ‘no’
As noted above, stop being there for people who refuse to be there for you. If you are in over your head quit taking on more and more. Don’t let your mind trick you into doing things you shouldn’t or can’t. Know your limits and stop crossing your own boundaries.