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12 Powerful Tips to Overcome Negative Thoughts (and Embrace Positive Thinking)

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When you’re in what seems like a negative situation, find what’s good.

...to counteract that ask yourself better questions.

Questions that will help you to feel better but also to learn so you can grow.

Questions like:

  • What’s one good thing about this situation?
  • What’s one thing I can do differentl...

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Because the truth is that people don’t have that much time, attention or energy to think or talk about what you do.

They have their hands and minds full with their kids, jobs, pets, hobbies and their own fears and worries (like for example what people may think of them).

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I ask myself:

Should I take you seriously?

This most often leads me to say: well, no, I honestly shouldn't.

Because at that moment in time I’m tired. Or hungry. Or overworked and so negativity can try to cloud my mind.

Or I am getting too focused on one sm...

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Replace the negativity in your surroundings.

Ask yourself:

What are the top 3 sources of negativity in my life?

It could be people, websites, magazines, podcasts, music and so on.

Then ask yourself:

What can I do to spend less time with these 3 sources this week?

If you can’t f...

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To stop a small negative thought from becoming a big monster in your mind confront it early.

Do that by asking yourself a question like:

Will this matter in 5 years? Or even 5 weeks?

...answer is likely in most cases that it won’t and that you were only star...

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Keeping negative thoughts that are starting to cloud your whole mind bottled up won’t help.

So let them out. Talk the situation or your thoughts over with someone close to you.

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Start making it a habit to spend more of your time in the present moment and you’ll, in my experience, naturally have less negative thoughts and be more open and constructive.

A couple of ways to bring yourself back to being mindful and this moment are:

Focus only on your brea...

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Go for a short workout

...go for a 20-30 minute workout and lift some free weights.

This helps me to release inner tension and worries. And it makes my mind focused and constructive once again.

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When you start to ground a fear and begin to look at it with your feet firmly planted on the ground then you most often realize that the worst that could happen isn’t really that bad.

...you can also probably start listing and taking action on a few things that will reduce the likelihood of...

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If you get stuck in negative thoughts or victim thinking then one of the simplest ways to get out of your own head and the thoughts bouncing around in there is to focus outwards and on someone else.

By adding positivity to his or her life in some way you too can start to feel be...

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When we get negative it’s easy to forget the positive things in life. Especially the ones that are just a normal part of life that we may take for granted a bit too often.

  • Three steady meals a day.
  • A roof over my head during the cold nights and the rainy and windy ...

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Start tomorrow in a way that sets a positive tone for your day.

A pessimistic or negative start makes it hard to turn things around. But a positive start makes it a lot easier to just keep going with that emotion and the optimistic way of thinking until it is bedtime again.

A couple of simple ways to get your day off to a positive start is:

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