Negative thoughts can only lead to pain. Whether they come from doubt, fear or anything else you feel, thinking negatively won’t lead you to a career you love.

Negative thoughts quickly need to be shifted to positive ones. If not, they will hinder your ability to create a situation filled with personal satisfaction taking you farther away from your goals.

When you think in a way that has you asking how something can be accomplished instead of thinking it can’t be done, you’ll be able to adjust your thoughts accordingly.

When negative thoughts creep in, you need a way to handle them. If you don’t deal with them, you could end up feeling sorry for yourself, deciding to give up or suffering from serious self-doubt. These thoughts can quickly take over and become toxic.

If you want to overcome negative thoughts quickly, use the following seven tips.

Smile

It seems simple enough and often, the simplest solution is the right one. Sometimes, our physical body tells the story of what’s going on inside. It can also be helpful in adjusting how we feel.

When you smile, you will have the opportunity to feel lighter and change your mood. The stress will lift and you might just be able to see the light within those negative thoughts.

Adjust your Self Language

We all speak to ourselves, sometimes out loud. The self-talk we have going on in our head can make the difference between an innocent thought becoming a negative thought or a positive thought. Sometimes, just adjusting the thought from, “I have to” into “I get to” can make a huge difference.

We all face challenges and you don’t have to be one of those annoyingly positive people to get rid of negative thoughts. A small adjustment in the way you talk to yourself can make a world of difference.

Question Your Negative Thought

Whenever a negative thought creeps into your mind, one way you can get rid of it is to question it. Ask yourself, “Should I really take this thought seriously?” Often, you will answer this question with a simple no because most of our negative thoughts don’t need much of our time or energy.

You may only be having negative thoughts because you’re hungry, tired or a bit worried about a large work project. Instead of letting these thoughts cloud your mind, question them and you’ll know whether they really matter.

Leave the Exaggeration at the Door

Exaggerating or making a mountain out of a molehill is one of the worst things you can do when negative thoughts creep into your head. This can easily have the smallest thing turning into the biggest problem in your life while others look at you like you must have lost your mind.

As soon as a small negative thought hits you, instead of running with it in a negative way, ask yourself if whatever it is will matter much in a few weeks, a few months or a few years. This will help to show you if you really should make a big deal out of the thought or if it’s something much smaller than you might be trying to make it out to be.

Take Responsibility

Playing the victim role won’t help get rid of negative thoughts. While someone else may have actually done something to you, there is always a part you played in the matter. Instead of trying to find someone or something to blame it on, focus on yourself and your responsibility in the situation. Remember, you always have a choice to change the situation.

Create a Short List of Gratitude

One of the most powerful exercises to use when dealing with negative thoughts is to list out a few things you’re thankful for. You may even want to make this a daily habit and keep your list with you at all times. Then, when negative thoughts start to take over, just pull out the list and remind yourself of the things you are thankful you have in your life.

Exercise

Not only will exercising help you to get away from the world for 20-30 minutes, but it also helps with relieving stress. You don’t have to do anything strenuous. Getting out for a good walk or jog will usually do the trick. Just pick something you enjoy and the negative thoughts will soon turn into something better.

There are several great ways to deal with negative thoughts. It’s best to figure out what works for you and use it whenever negativity tries to take over. Without the negative thoughts clouding your mind, you’ll be able to figure out which career is right for you and will truly make your life better.

 

Written by Dr. Gerald J. Regni, author of The Job Book: Find Yourself and a Job in 30 Days. Gerald has worked out a simple to follow, user friendly road map that anyone can follow to find a career that fits, where one will follow his or her passion in easy steps. Start Your Career Finding Adventure Today! READ A LIFE CHANGING CHAPTER FOR FREE by visiting www.thejobbook.info.

 

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