Negative thoughts results to miserable lifestyles, it is one of the biggest hindrances your dreams. It results to lack self-confidence and low self esteem. it affect our attitudes towards things and our beliefs as well. you can learn how to overcome negative thoughts by using a few techniques.
Becoming aware of negative thoughts
The first step in overcoming negative thinking is to become aware of your thoughts, and of their effects on you.
Negative thoughts make you feel bad - anxious, sad, depressed, hopeless, guilty, angry. Instead of being overwhelmed by these feelings, you can learn to use them as a cue for action. Notice when your mood changes for the worse, and look back at what was running through your mind at that moment. Over the course of a few days, you will become more sensitive to changes in your feelings, and to the thoughts that spark them off. You may well find that the same thoughts occur again and again.
Change negative thoughts into positive thoughts.
Depression comes with negative thoughts. To block negative thoughts just doesn't last or really work. One must work at overcoming negative thoughts and this is done when you change negative thoughts into positive thoughts.
Use Positive affirmations
Positive affirmations are short positive statements that you tell yourself repeatedly. By repeating it often, it will help drive these positive thoughts deep down into your subconscious and eliminate those negative ones. You can do this by playing a video or audio of positive statements that you listen to each day or every morning. Listening to positive thoughts each day will gradually help you get rid of negative ones and act on the positive statements that you have for yourself.
Focus on what you want in life
Make it a habit in your everyday life to focus on what you want in life not on what you do not want in life. When those negative thoughts enter your mind replace them with a positive thought of what you are wanting for yourself.
Be grateful for the things that you have in life like good health, a place to live, food in your belly, clothes on your back. There are always people that are much worse off than you. When you learn to appreciate the good things that you have then it helps you be more positive in life.
Stay around positive people
Stay around positive minded people this will help you learn to be more positive and help you to not get negative thoughts. If you totally immerse yourself in good positive activities and stay around positive people your life will be so much fuller and happier.
Seek Guidance Through Prayer and Reading
The Bible reminds us on how to control our thoughts in Philippians 4:8 (King James Version)
"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, THINK on these things."
Relax and don't panic when negative thoughts arise. Simply apply the steps above. The more you battle these bad thoughts with good ones, the more you will succeed at stopping them. Pray, Pray, and Pray some more. GOD will see us through all battles in life
I hope these short positive attitude tips are helpful to you.