“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” – Willie Nelson
“Make the decision and say, ‘I’m not letting that worry in. I’m done being upset when my plans don’t work out. I’m not letting that stress in.” Negative thoughts will still come to your mind, but you don’t have to let them into your spirit.” – Joel Osteen
Do you often find yourself thinking negative thoughts? Do you sometimes think that you might fail or that bad things might happen to you? Why not stop these negative thoughts?
Sometimes, even when everything is good and fine, people wait for things to get worse. They believe that the good will not to stay for long. If you cannot stop these negative thoughts they will grow stronger and affect you adversely.
If you always see in your mind trouble, difficulties, and things going wrong, you will always feel stressed and unhappy. You probably now ask, “How can I stop my negative thoughts? Is there a way to stop expecting the worst to happen?”
Yes, there is a way to stop negative thinking, and I am sure you would like to learn how stop them.
How to Stop Negative Thoughts
Thinking that the worst is going to happen, expecting failure and disaster, and seeing the disadvantages instead of the advantages, ensures that you stay passive and do not try new things. When bad things happen, you do not get disappointed, because you already expected them.
Negative thinking and a negative attitude make life difficult and unhappy. This is among other reasons, why you need to stop thinking negative thoughts.
You need to change your mindset and teach your mind to think positive thoughts instead. There are various ways to accomplish this goal, such as hypnosis or a psychological treatment. However, I want to focus on one simple, but very effective technique that does not require hypnosis of professional help.
To make this technique work, you will need to invest some effort and time in it, but the rewards are great. I call this technique, “the thoughts replacement technique”.
It is a simple technique for substituting negative thoughts with positive thoughts, but you need to repeat it often if you want results. I call this technique, the thoughts replacement technique. Continue reading to learn about it.
The Thoughts Replacement Technique
This technique will help you deal more effectively with negative thoughts and stop them from harassing you. What you need to do? You need to be aware when negative thoughts occupy your mind, and immediately replace them with positive thoughts.
Here are a few examples:
1. When you think of failure, start thinking of success.
2. When you think of problems, immediately think about solutions.
3. When you expect something bad to happen, replace this thought with the thought that something good is going to happen.
4. When you feel down, replace your thoughts with thoughts of power and courage.
5. When you remember past failures, difficulties or obstacles, try to visualize yourself as successful and happy.
There will be inner resistance and lack of belief at first, and you might even forget to replace your negative thoughts. However, you need to continue, and practice this technique over and again, until this way of thinking becomes natural and easy, no matter how long it takes.
If you continue with this technique, it will eventually become a habit, and you would automatically replace your negative thoughts with positive thoughts.
At times, your negative thoughts might be too strong and overwhelming, and you would want to give up and stop using this technique. At these times, you will need to remind yourself of the benefits of stopping your negative thoughts, read about positive thinking, and keep reminding yourself to continue, despite the lack of motivation.
After practicing the thoughts replacement technique for a week or two, you will surely start to see results.
In my book, Visualize and Achieve Your Dreams, I have written at length about the thoughts replacement technique, since it is an important step for anyone who wishes to improve his or her life.
Two other useful techniques are visualization and affirmations. However, I don’t want overload you with additional techniques in this article. As a beginner, it is better to focus on one technique, instead of spreading your energy and time on several ones.
Learning how to stop your negative thoughts is not difficult, but this require patience and perseverance. If you continue and do not stop replacing your negative thoughts with positive ones, eventually, your mindset would change, as well as your life.
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