You probably haven't thought about it, but many people have too much negative thinking that affects their whole life. Their relatives, friends, colleagues and everyone they meet also suffer from this.
But can we change our thinking from negative to positive? Yes, of course, even if it is not so easy, it is quite possible. We just have to program our mind to think positively. Here are some ideas for exactly how to make that happen.
Make a list of your negative thoughts
This is a great way to become aware of the amount of negativity in the mind - something that most people have a hard time admitting to themselves and also to others. To do this, start writing down on one or several sheets of paper every negative thought that crosses your mind.
Make it a point to self-monitor so that you can truly identify bad thoughts. When one of these thoughts repeats itself too often, mark it in red. "Red" thoughts will require more effort to transform them into positive ones. Start working on them initially. Use the corrective thought countermeasure method.
The Corrective Thoughts - The Better List
These are such mental settings that partially or completely replace a negative thought. Make a new list on a separate sheet of paper. On it, write down the new thought affirmations that will replace and correct the old "bad" thought patterns.
For example, if the following conclusion often crosses your mind, "Bad things always happen to me, " on the list of corrective thoughts, write "Good things always happen to me." Start repeating this new idea to yourself every time the "bad" one comes to mind out of habit.
Even if you don't believe it, just do it. You will soon notice that good things have really started to happen to you. Do the same with the rest of the "red" thoughts. This is an effective method of permanently reprogramming the mind to think positively.
Avoid the flow of negative information
Many people don't notice that for a large part of the day we are bombarded with negative information. On a subconscious level, it forms negative thinking. To change this, aim to avoid these streams. Try to surround yourself with sources of positivism.
For example – watch comedies instead of drama. Play a concert instead of news. Listen to relaxing music instead of songs with an aggressive sound and message. Go in nature, go for walks, do sports and meet positive people. Soon you will be able to program your mind in a new way and that is - to think positively.