Ever feel like you’re stuck in a never-ending loop of negativity? You try all you can to get out of it, but the thoughts don’t budge. You want to think positive thoughts and feel positive, but you don’t know how to.
Turning negative thoughts into positive affirmations is a great way to adopt a positive mindset. It will help you keep negative thoughts away, but it’ll also help you change your default thought process to a more positive one.
The following suggestions will help you turn your negative thoughts into positive affirmations. They’ll also help you get involved in positive activities that can help you change your life.
Don’t dwell on your thoughts
It’s so easy to dwell on every negative thought you have. But doing so isn’t going to help you turn those thoughts into positive affirmations. Avoid the urge to stay on negative thoughts for too long.
Instead, do things that will take your mind off it. Not because the negativity no longer exists, but because you’re just not wasting your energy on it.
By all means, think about things going on but only to find solutions. Don’t dwell.
Read positive quotes
To create positive affirmations, you need to find the right inspiration for that. A great way to do it is through positive quotes.
So many inspiring and motivational quotes can help you turn away from your negative thoughts. Quotes are a great way to add more positivity to your life.
You’ll find a lot of quotes that will fit in with whatever situation you face.
Do what makes you feel good
The more you spend time on things like your passions and interests, the more you feel good about yourself.
When you feel good about your experience, it’s more likely that your thoughts will be positive too. So make it a point to actively do things that encourage you to feel positive emotions.
The things you experience will affect how you feel. So as much as possible, try to experience good things.
Remember that your negative thoughts won’t last
Nothing lasts forever. Even negative thoughts. As exhausting and draining as it feels to be consumed by them. Always remember that they won’t last.
One of the best things you can do is try and distract yourself when things get too overwhelming to bear. Hold on to the fact that your negative thoughts are only for a moment and will pass.
When bad things happen to us, we can’t help but focus on everything we lack. It’s time to start focusing on what we have instead.
Gratitude will help you see things from a different perspective and appreciate the things and people you already have. It’s a far stronger emotion than any negative thoughts you may have.
Use it to shift your thought pattern into a more positive light.
Reverse your thoughts
For every negative thought you have, learn to reverse them. A simple way of doing that is by replacing every negative word in your head with a positive one.
For example, when you feel like a failure or worthless, say out loud, I am a success, and I am worthy of every good thing.
Because your thoughts are filled with negativity doesn’t mean you have to believe them. Instead, say or think something positive and accept it.
Talk to yourself like you would a friend
We often treat ourselves with unnecessary hatred. We set extreme goals and expectations.
But when it comes to our friends, we only highlight their positive features. We never have a bad word to say. Instead, give yourself the favorable treatment you would typically provide a friend.
It’s okay to be ambitious but give yourself credit for the little wins.
Write down a positive affirmation for every negative thought
We believe what we can see is more than what we think or have heard. So when you start having negative thoughts, switch them to positive statements and write them down.
You’ll experience a shift in your mindset that makes your negative thoughts disappear. Instead, the positivity comes into focus, and you realize you can change your life for the better.
Jill Davis, author for Life So Ever
Jill Davis grew up on army bases in the USA and Germany and has spent her adult life on the East Coast. She resides in Virginia where she gets to enjoy lots of hiking trails, kayaking, and other outdoor adventures. No recipe intimidates her and she is always up to try most foods. Her second language is sarcasm and she always looks for the good in life.