Negative thoughts, how to get rid of them is simple but maybe not easy. Here are the 3 easy steps to take to get rid of negative thoughts.
Automatic Negative Thoughts, The ANTS Come Marching In.
Recognize that in today’s society we are living in a fast-paced world. The way we live, unfortunately, sets our default mode to automatic negative thoughts, ANTS if you will.
Identify if the thought is Loving or Negative.
Loving thoughts are there to help you. Negative thoughts are calls for attention. So if your inner critic is bullying you, it is likely a call for attention. There is something you need to go to work on so that your brain can get back to the calm focused state and out the negative spiral one. It becomes important to train your brain to re-frame negative thoughts into goals. If you are stressed about working too much, make a plan to get the work done and then find downtime to relax. Negative thoughts can brew up anxiety and make it worse over time.
Take Action To Get Rid of the ANTS.
It is so easy to get caught up in the mental activity of negative thoughts. The truth is that action is the way out. By identifying the negative thought as a call for attention and then discerning what action needs to be taken to disband the thought, you will move forward toward accomplishing that goal.
A scientific study showed that to have a balanced life of mental health, a person must have more positive thoughts than negative ones. Learn to take action. This is the best way to change your negative thoughts into positive goals and then work on them, you can be the captain of your own wellness ship.