In this article, we will be going over seven ways on how to stop thinking negative thoughts. When you can master your thoughts you’ll be a master of your fate and your results in life. Now this takes some serious practice I still struggle with it from time to time as many people do, but as you practice it will get easier and easier for you.
What I’m going to teach you is a lot of fun, it’s very simple to apply, and once you’ve mastered it you’ll become natural at just thinking positive it won’t even be an effort for you anymore. My job is to get you into the habit of thinking positively instead of the habit of thinking negatively as most people are because they are programmed to do that. So with that being said let’s delve in and get started.
8 Ways On How To Stop Thinking Negative Thoughts:
1). Quiet Your Mind:
When negative thoughts come to you you need to learn how to be able to quiet your mind and stop letting the outer world dictate your emotional state. The best way that I found to do this is to learn to breathe in a few times slowly.
Take a step back and just start to breathe in and out slowly five times. Breathe in through your nose, and then breathe out through your mouth.
You can do it any way you want but I’ve noticed that this seems to be the most effective way for me. By doing this you begin to slow down your thoughts and you begin to feel more happy and relaxed.
I still get negative thoughts all the time, but when I pause in that moment and I ask myself how am I feeling right now? I realize that I have let my thoughts run rampant.
So I begin this breathing exercise to get me back into the zone and living in the moment of now instead of worry and fear. Feel free to continue to breathe in and breathe out until you really feel relaxed, calm, and more sure of yourself.
Sometimes it takes a little longer than usual and that’s OK. That can be affected by what you’ve eaten or if you’ve exercised. Continue to practice this and you’ll be able to soon get your mind to quiet down faster and faster the more that you do this.
Meditation is one of the most important tools that you can use daily in your life. I like to use this tool either early in the morning or at certain parts of my day.
By using meditation it allows me to really control my inner world from a state of zen. When you start meditation you’ll really want to start it with a schedule so if you’re gonna start in the morning stick with doing meditation in the mornings every day don’t jump around.
Meditation is simply designed to help you be one with yourself and to ignore the outside world. And as you do that you become a master of living from with them instead of without like so many people do in life.
They are actually programmed to live from the outer world. Practice meditation if you can for the next 30 to 90 days and I would say do it for five minutes at first and then try to get to 15 minutes and then 30 minutes of no more.
Work your way up and make sure that as you’re doing this meditation exercise that you are really feeling good relaxed and at peace.
3). Visualize For A Few Minutes With Music In Your Ear:
this is by far one of my most favorite methods to use to control negativity. I will put on a beautiful piece of music. I will then get myself in my feelings state of happiness.
And then once that feeling state is there I will begin to visualize my dreams as fulfilled now. By doing this I am literally programming my subconscious mind to feel more positive at the moment.
And the more that I do that my subconscious mind will begin to realize that being positive is a good thing, and will start to become more positive automatically without me having to take so much effort to control the negativity.
The whole point of you visualizing with music is twofold. Number one with the music playing you really feel the intensity of that visualization.
Number two you’re able to get your feeling state in the place that you want it to be much quicker, and with much less effort mentally. The less energy that you can exert getting to feel good the more effective this technique will be for you.
I promise you that as you do this technique I bet you that it will work the first time for you if you get the right music in your ear. Make sure that the music you’re listening to is not words, but that it’s instrumental positive uplifting. NO words whatsoever, keep that in mind.
4). Negativity Journal:
This is another great method that allows you to get your feelings out quicker and without sabotaging yourself. Get out a digital notebook or a real one with paper. And just start to write the way that you’re feeling inside.
Get all that negative mental energy on the paper. Don’t delete this keep it and every time you start to feel more negative and overwhelmed grab it open it up.
And just put everything down that you’re feeling and let it out just keep going until you feel relieved. This technique works extremely well and what’s funny is it’s just as effective as the step above.
5). Go For A Walk:
another great thing you can do is just simply go for a walk for 15 minutes. This will do a couple of things for you. Number one you will burn calories which will help you to be healthier.
Number two is this will release endorphins which will make you feel better. And number three it’s a great way for you to slow down your thoughts and feel more relaxed. This method is also one of my favorites and I use it continually.
6). Listen To Ocean Waves Or Rain:
I love this one because I love the sound of ocean waves or rain because it makes me feel relaxed and happy. I don’t know if you’ve ever seen the movie Sunshine.
But he also uses this in a scene and when he’s feeling like shit he plays these sounds and he feels more relaxed and in control of his state. So if you can find an MP3 or a video on YouTube heck one with even a visual representation of this will work wonders for you.
When I’m working I will actually have Ocean Waves playing on one screen of my computer, but that I can actually see. I will literally step away mentally from what I’m doing and visualize myself in that scene with the water hitting my feet starring at the seagulls above me, and me just enjoying the beautiful weather. This is such a powerful technique and so much fun.
I don’t know if you believe in prayer, but I do. I do believe there’s a higher power and I believe we’re an expression of the higher power.
When I’m feeling in the slums, and I’m feeling just so overwhelmed by negativity in my mind I will just start to pray to the universe. I will literally sometimes talk out loud and get the feelings off my chest. Doing so allows me to get that negativity out and helps me to get in a much better mental state.
there is something magical about talking to the universe/God/higher power whatever you wanna call it. But I know that it works. I’ve had too many experiences with the power of prayer especially when it comes to assuming the feeling of my wish for filled.
Try talking to the universe and really express yourself and don’t get bogged down by what to say, just let it out and watch what happens.
8). Talk To Someone:
I found that when I am feeling really overwhelmed by negativity if I just go talk to my wife or a friend and just start hitting it up with them it goes away pretty damn quickly.
Now I don’t mean to talk about me complaining to them or being negative, but talking about good things and positive things with them. By doing that I’m programming my mind to stay positive.
The more that I talk positively the more that I feel positive the quicker my mind will realize that being positive is the only solution in life.
The 8 tips above will really work wonders for you. Like everything in life, it takes practice and time. Be patient because overcoming negativity is not an easy thing especially when we’re bombarded by it every single day around us.
Realize that you are in control of your emotions at all times no matter what is going on. No one can determine your emotional state unless you allow them to.
The greatest power in the universe I believe is the power to control our thoughts and images in our minds and what we get emotionally involved with.
If you can master that then you can master everything else that comes your way in life. Have fun with these tips and if there are other tips that you feel would be beneficial to others let me know in the comments below I would love to hear your thoughts.