Most people are affected by negative thoughts time and again leading to anxiety and depression. This means that you need to be in a position where you recognize when they are taking over, learn skills on how to deal with the negative thoughts and get rid of them as quickly as possible. You need to strategize on how to get rid of negative thoughts, and one of the best ways is to replace them straight away with positive thoughts.
The best types of positive thought you can use are
What you enjoy doing
Engage yourself in activities that you makes you feel good. It might be listening to music, playing the piano, and singing, writing a journal or an article, or even dancing.
This is one of the greatest methods of relieving stress because it involves physical activity that helps you release the tension and stress hence reducing the negative thoughts you are experiencing. Also when you exercise, your body produces endorphins which are responsible for the good feeling giving you a feeling of well-being and makes you think positively.
Meditating makes you calm down
Meditation encourages the production of endorphins, DHEA (a chemical) which improves your sense of well-being helping to combat the symptoms of depression, and GABA which is also a chemical triggered when you meditate and helps to stabilize your moods. Low levels of GABA in the body leads to mental disorders.
Change the way you look at a situation and try to always see the positive aspects of something.Even after undergoing some failure, think of your accomplishments.
Close your eyes and take a deep breathe whenever you feel low and have a feeling that negative thoughts are about to take over. Ponder on your inhalations and exhalations only and keep other thoughts out of your mind. Do this severally which each lasting for about five minutes.
Look after yourself
Get enough sleep and ensure that you are eating properly. Look after your body and it will be much easier to control negative thoughts.