There’s a reason why most people think negative thoughts all day long. They’re easier, they’re cheaper, and they’re more effective.
Negative thoughts work. I’ll never convince anyone to change their habits by giving them reasons why they shouldn’t change. The only thing I can do is give them reasons why they should.
STEP 1: Find the Positive Thoughts That Will Work For You
The first step is to find the positive thoughts that are going to work for you. What does “positive” mean for you? For some, it might mean focusing on things you’re proud of instead of things you’re not proud of. For others, it might mean looking at problems as challenges instead of catastrophes.
STEP 2: Start Listing All the Positive Thoughts You Can Think of
Start listing out as many positive thoughts as you can think of. It doesn’t matter if they’re silly, trivial, or ridiculous, just write them down. If you don’t have any positive thoughts, now’s the time to start finding some.
It’s also important to realize that your list is going to change over time. You might think about the same thought multiple times, but if you focus on it too much, you’ll start seeing the same problems over and over again.
STEP 3: Repeat the Process
Repeat the process as often as you need to. You can go back to step one to find more positive thoughts, but it’s also okay to start from scratch.
Thanks for reading!