How to Turn Negative Thoughts Into Positive Actions
In this article we will share with you how to turn negative thoughts into positive actions. We have compiled a list of tips and tricks which can help you in achieving your goals.
These are some of the most useful techniques:
1) Change Your Perspective – You must change your perspective if you want to change anything in life.
If you keep looking at things from the same angle, it’s very difficult to do anything. So first of all, change your perspective.
Look at something else rather than focusing on what you think is wrong with yourself or your situation.
2) Stop Worrying About What Others Think Of You – People tend to judge others based on their appearance and behavior rather than their true character and intentions.
So when someone says something bad about you, don’t take it personally. Instead, look around and see if there is anyone else who might have said something similar.
Then try to understand why they say what they did.
Maybe they were just jealous or angry?
3) Don’t Dwell On The Past – When you dwell on the past too much, it makes you feel sad and depressed.
So the best way to move on is to accept it and let it go. You cannot change the past.
All you can do is to learn from your past mistakes and make sure you don’t repeat them again in the future.
4) Watch Your Thoughts – Our thoughts tend to reflect in our words and actions.
So start thinking positive, and those thoughts will become words. Speak positive, and those thoughts will become actions.
This is why watching your thoughts is important.
5) Have Faith In Yourself – Do not be afraid to believe in yourself.
Without faith, you will not have the courage or motivation to keep moving ahead. With it, nothing will be impossible.
Live by this belief.
6) Surround Yourself With Positive People – Just like you become like the people you hang out with, you also become more attractive to them.
So start spending more time with those who are positive. Not only will you become more positive, but you’ll also become more attractive to positive people as well.
7) Perform Good Deeds – Helping others not only makes them happy, but it also makes you happy.
It is a win-win situation for everyone involved. Be that person who brings smiles to others’ faces just by being around them.
8) Stop Thinking That The World Owes You Anything – Nobody in this world was meant to be poor.
Everyone in this world is here to learn and experience the richness of life. So if you are currently poor, then it is because you have yet to fully experience the richness of life.
9) Think Of The Things You’re Happy About – When you think about the negative things in life, it makes you unhappy.
So when you feel sad or depressed, think about the things that you are happy about in your life. This might change your perspective and make you appreciate the little things that you usually take for granted.
10) Be Grateful For What You Have – Be grateful for what you have now because you may not have it for long. The person who is unhappy today may be happy tomorrow, but the other way around is not necessarily true.
Appreciate what you have before it is too late.
Some people may tell you that you have a negative attitude. But instead of changing yourself to suit them, change their opinion of you instead.
Once you master this skill, nothing and no one will be able to hold you back.
From: The Mindset Of A Champion
Sources & references used in this article:
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Comparison of positive and negative intrusive thoughts and experimental investigation of the differential effects of mood by CD Frith – Psychological medicine, 1987 – researchgate.net
Cultivating positive emotions to optimize health and well-being. by M Reynolds, PM Salkovskis – Behaviour Research and Therapy, 1992 – Elsevier
The Positive Habit: Six steps for transforming negative thoughts into positive emotions by BL Fredrickson – Prevention & treatment, 2000 – psycnet.apa.org