How To Stop Negative Thoughts
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How To Stop Negative Thoughts

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If you have been looking for ways on how to stop negative thoughts then this post is for you. Like I always say, these are just tips if you don’t put in the work, you won’t see results.

Negative thinking starts with a thought, a feeling or something that someone said to you, and then it starts to take root within you, you then start feeling sorry for yourself or start worrying or start thinking what you are doing is not worth it. Negative thinking can be very toxic to you and the people around and it will hold you back from achieving your dreams and living your best life.

I want to share with you guys tips on how to stop negative thinking that have helped, I have had my share of negative thoughts, I always have negative thoughts when I want to start something whether it’s starting a new relationship on start working on a project. I realized that whatever I think comes to past whether it’s negative or positive and this is something that you need to know whatever you manifest on yourself will come to past whether it’s positive or negative.

How To Stop Negative Thoughts

Practice Gratitude: One of the ways to stop negative thinking is to practice gratitude, people have different ways of how they express their gratitude, I always express myself when I am about to sleep. I express how grateful for life, for everything every single night, so you should practice gratitude finds ways to express it whether it’s by writing it down or saying it out loud.

Practice Self Talk: Another tip on how to stop negative thoughts is to practice self talk, whenever I feel a negative thoughts coming up, I start talking to myself out loud (yes I talk to myself out loud, my sisters can attest to it).

At first it was a way for me to kill boredom when I was little but as I grew, it became a part of me, if I feel like my thoughts are going the wrong way, I start talking to myself and finding out what exactly is going on but this might not work for everyone but you can give it a shot.

Do Yoga/Meditate: Another thing I started this year was yoga, I tried meditating but I just wouldn’t do it, (my mind has a mind of its own) Anyways, I started Yoga and it is fantastic, I love it, after yoga practice I always feel energized and ready to face work for the day, I rarely have negative thoughts after doing yoga.

Smile More: Another tip on how to stop negative thoughts is to smile more, A smile can go a long way, I find little things that can bring a smile to my face, you can also find things can bring a smile to your face whether it’s watching funny videos, or remember a happy moment from your childhood.

Have Positive Thoughts When Negative Thoughts Sets In: Tip number five on how to stop negative thoughts is to have positive thoughts when negative ones sets in, this can be a bit hard for people well it was for me but I believe that when you practice more on it, you will see results.

Listen To Music/Sing: This tip is the one I would highly recommend, we all to music and there is always something for each of our moods, music can help with negative thoughts when you start having them just put on a music and sing along. Music has helped a lot in my life,

I literally can’t do anything without listening to music, I feel like it always knows my mood especially if I put it in shuffle, it plays happy, dance songs whenever I am in a high mood and it plays moody songs when am down, I feel like that happens to a lot of people. Let me know if it happens to you in the comment below.

Spend Time With Positive People: Another tip on how to stop negative thoughts is to spend time with positive people, this is very important because the more people you surround yourself with who have positive attitude towards life, it’s going to rub off on you. I share this on my post on How i dealt with depression, I share my story in this post how my friends was huge part in my dealing with depression ( I am still dealing with depression but it is not as much as it was three years ago)

UnCover The Root of the Negative Thoughts: Number seven tip on how to stop negative thinking is to uncover the root of the negative thoughts, you have to become an investigator so that you can uncover the source or reason why you are having negative thoughts, once that is done, you can begin to avoid or face the issue head-on.

Stop Comparing Yourself To Other: Honestly we humans do this a lot sometimes we do it consciously sometimes we don’t even know that we are doing it and with the presence of social media in our lives, it has been an everyday thing.

I stopped going on instagram because of this, Evey single time I logged in, there always that one person that I always compared myself to, when I realized that it wasn’t helping my mental health, I stopped going on instagram now I only go there to check out my blog page and interact with other bloggers other than that I don’t do anything. Basically what I am trying to say is that stop comparing yourself to other people, God created you beautifully, you are special in your own way, don’t let any one tell you otherwise.

Do More, Judge less: The last tip on how to stop negative thoughts is to do more and judge less, whether we know it or not we judge people whether it’s good or bad we do it and that needs to stop, if you want to stop your negative thinking then you need to start doing more work on yourself and your goals and stop judging others .

That is all the tips I have for you on how to stop negative thoughts and start having a positive mindset so that you can achieve your goals and dreams in life. If you have any suggestions let me know in the comments below.

Don’t forget to WASH YOUR HANDS REGULARLY and PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING, STAY SAFE Guys.

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33 Comments

  1. Yes! We are negative far too often. You really can change this by changing the things you say to yourself throughout the day and by surrounding yourself with positive people. Good information!

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    1. Adenike says:

      Yes, we can change how we think

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  2. These are all great ways to deal with negative thoughts. For me, I talk to myself as well as distance myself away from negative people/thoughts while practicing deep breathing. Great post! x

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    1. Adenike says:

      That is good practice

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  3. These are all wonderful tips to utilize! Negative thoughts sometimes leads to overthinking and self doubt. I like the part about converting the negativity to something positive instead. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Adenike says:

      You are most welcome

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  4. Singing, listening to music, and dancing all really help me when I can’t get out of my head.

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    1. Adenike says:

      It does really help

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  5. Thank you for these awesome reminders! Sometimes the first step is just recognizing you’re having a negative thought… It’s not always obvious (at least not to me).

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    1. Adenike says:

      Yes, it is not very obvious to people

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  6. This is SO helpful! It truly is so important to surround yourself with positive people. I learned that over the last few years and recently made that adjustment – it’s made a huge difference. x

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    1. Adenike says:

      Yes it is very important to surroud ourselves with positive people

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  7. Very helpful tips. I hate to admit of how hard I can be on myself. I fail to realize that words are powerful and can manifest rather quickly. I’m learning to be nicer to myself by creating more positive affirmations than negative ✨🧡

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    1. Adenike says:

      That is the spirit, words are very powerful

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  8. Getting rid of negative thoughts is a very idea. It can be tough to be positive at times but you just need to work on it.

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    1. Adenike says:

      Yes, it can be very hard to be positive

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  9. My favorite is listening to music; it makes such an enormous difference! I like your tip about getting to the root of the negative thought(s). This is so true because it is often something that isn’t true. Good post!

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    1. Adenike says:

      Yes it is

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  10. These are good tips. I am also practicing it. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. These are awesome tips! I think it’s great that you mention how you won’t see results if you don’t put in the work.
    For me surrounding myself with positive people helps me the most. I’ve also been working on finding the source of the negative thoughts.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Great post. Sadly negative thoughts aren’t always easy to stop but there are certain things we can do to help ourselves, many of which you’ve mentioned about. Gratitude is definitely a great start!

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  13. Simplylivingxob says:

    I love this!! This is such a great reminder to come back to when you’re having a bad day! Thank you for sharing 💗

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    1. Adenike says:

      It is

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  14. This was very well-written! I have been doing a lot of these things lately too especially positive self-talk, smiling more, thinking of positive thoughts when negative thoughts set in (my therapist recently recommended this one to me to reduce going through it since it upsets me so much), listening to music (one of my top favorite forms of self-care), spending time with positive people (I love volunteering at special needs events), uncovering the root of the negative thoughts (this is one of the very helpful key steps to problem-solving), and comparing oneself to others less. Thank you so much for writing this. I will definitely share it on my Facebook page.

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    1. Adenike says:

      Thank you so much, I am happy to hear that you taking steps to improve yourself

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  15. Great post. I actually stopped scrolling my Facebook newsfeed so that I wouldn’t compare myself to others and just focus on my self-development. I’m happy that it’s working.

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    1. Adenike says:

      I am happy for you

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  16. Lexi says:

    All fantastic tips. Gratitude is such a huge factor of mental health and yet people don’t really realize.

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    1. Adenike says:

      No, they don’t

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  17. What a great list.
    You covered the best tips … ! Great post.

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    1. Adenike says:

      Thank you, I try my best

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  18. Tarryn says:

    This is such an awesome post! Thank you for the tips.

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    1. Adenike says:

      Am glad you liked it

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