What is the main cause of negative thinking?
A common cold, exhaustion, stress, hunger, sleep deprivation, even allergies can make you depressed, which leads to negative thoughts. In many cases, depression can be caused by negative thinking, itself.
How can I change my brain from negative to positive?
Retraining Your Brain
- Build a Positivity Circuit. Three times a day, every day, spend one minute looking around specifically for positives.
- Give Positive Feedback Every Day.
- Learn How To Pivot.
- Pay It Forward.
- Take Care of Yourself.
- Release Your Inner Negativity.
- Bring Positivity into the Present Moment.
How do I change my thoughts to positive?
How to think positive thoughts
- Focus on the good things. Challenging situations and obstacles are a part of life.
- Practice gratitude.
- Keep a gratitude journal.
- Open yourself up to humor.
- Spend time with positive people.
- Practice positive self-talk.
- Identify your areas of negativity.
- Start every day on a positive note.
Why is changing your mindset so hard?
When you think making a change is simple, there is a tendency to not fully think about the resources needed to do it, whether it’s time, effort, or mental energy. When you try to do something that seems simple and you don’t succeed because you didn’t plan well, you end up feeling more discouraged than ever.
David Nilsen is the former editor of Fourth & Sycamore. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. You can find more of his writing on his website at davidnilsenwriter.com and follow him on Twitter as @NilsenDavid.