Ways To Get Rid Of Negative Thoughts

get rid of negative thoughtsSometimes it can feel like you are swarmed with negativity in your life. Rather than accepting this premise as “just the way it is,” try doing just something different. Next time you are feeling or thinking negativity, try a techniques to get rid of negative thoughts. Here are a couple suggestions to try:

  • As soon as you become aware of a negative thought, say to yourself, “Stop.”
  • Imagine painting a red x through a negative thought
  • Imagine a negative thought going into a balloon and exploding up in the air
  • Or… create your own technique for what works best for your mind.

After you interrupt the negative thought, take this opportunity to immediately think of something else. Imagine your favorite vacation destination or something else that puts a smile on your face. Whatever you do to replace the negative thought should have a powerful emotional charge. 

Try out the techniques above to get rid of negative thoughts and see which one resonates with you. Some people might want to imagine doing something visual with their negative thoughts, while others gravitate toward hearing a sound or having a particular feeling that removes it.   

Making this practice a habit can help to get rid of negative thoughts and bring more positive experiences into your life. Give it a try!

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