3 Simple Keys for Overcoming Negativity

Having constant negative thoughts going through your mind will quickly put a damper on your creativity and tends to get in the way of realising your true potential. At the same time, we all know that being more optimistic in our lives will help us find success, many struggles to change from a negative to a positive mindset. Here are five simple keys to assist in overcoming negativity and changing your life.

Recognise When You Are Using Negative Thoughts

When we are ridiculed, face disappointment, or do not want to put in the effort, we’ll use negative thoughts to protect ourselves. When we think negative thoughts, like “It won’t work,” or “I can’t do that,” we are permitting ourselves to play it safe. When you think negatively and talk yourself out of action, take a step back and remind yourself that the most successful people have also faced failure. If you are talking yourself out of something you want, take the time to list why you want it. The list of positives will help to change your focus and keep you moving forward with less fear.

Use Black and White Thinking

Many people will tell you to “think positive.” However, it isn’t always that easy. When you are stuck in a cycle of negative thinking or terrified of a negative outcome, positive thoughts often ring as untrue. When you worry about a negative result, take a piece of paper and pen and write down the worst thing that can happen. Then, write down the best thing that could happen. Then, think of some middle ground outcomes. When you create a variety of potential outcomes, you will become less emotional, which will help you think more clearly.

Become an Observer of Your Thoughts

Doesn’t it always seem much easier to see and solve someone else’s problems than your own? You can recognise when your sister is getting all worked up over nothing or that losing sleep over a meeting isn’t going to help. However, when your mind deals with negative thoughts, it’s a lot tougher to see and stop. When you decide you want to be more positive, you need to become more conscious of what you are thinking. When you can step back and analyse things as an observer, you will see a shift in your focus and be more mindful of how you are looking at the situation.

Focusing more on positive thoughts will make you happier and more optimistic about your life. This will allow you to experience more joy and well-being.