4 of The Most Effective Ways to Conquer Negative Thoughts
No, not the cliche meditation, walking, or listening to music
Evolution wired our brains with an affinity towards negativity — negative thoughts depress us much more than the positive ones elevate us.
To make things worse, society’s done a terrible job at equipping us to deal with negativity.
We clink beer jugs after a pay raise, throw a party after an achievement, and scream to the world through a slew of social media posts.
Lock yourself up in a closet and “will” it away. It’s the classic, “Ignore the problem and maybe it’ll go away”.
But this will only make things worse — lingering negative thoughts breed poor actions and insidious thought patterns. The result? A dissatisfied life.
“A particular train of thought persisted in, be it good or bad, cannot fail to produce its results on the character and circumstances. A man cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances.”
— James Allen
I want to share 4 of the best ways I’ve found to not just deal with but vanquish negative thoughts.