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Negative thinking is always of little or no value, because it:
By understanding this, you remove your mind's motivation to think negatively, which is how to stop thinking negative thoughts faster and easier.
Negative thinking can:
When you think about the combined impact of all of these negative thinking effects, it becomes clear why there is a strong link between negative thoughts and depression.
Often, when you reconsider your negative thoughts, you’ll see they are false, invalid, or completely nonsensical, which is a great thing to appreciate.
Here’s why: once your mind sees that a negative thought isn’t even true or valid, your mind naturally and automatically rejects the negative thought, so it’s easy to let go of it and stop dealing with it.
But even when negative thoughts can be considered “true” or “valid”, it still doesn’t make sense to think in useless negative ways that harm you, when you could be thinking in useful, true, valid positive ways instead.
By understanding this, your mind naturally and automatically rejects negative thinking, no matter what the circumstances, and starts breaking negative thought patterns very quickly whenever you identify them.
Often times, different ways of thinking are simply a matter of perspective, and there are negative and positive perspectives that can be considered equally valid. The classic example is a glass that can be considered half empty or half full.
The difference is that a negative perspective is useless and can harm you, while a positive perspective is useful and will benefit you.
So, with different equally valid perspectives, it never makes sense to choose the useless negative perspective, when you can always choose the useful positive perspective instead.
There are useful truths and facts that will benefit you, and there are useless truths and facts that will never benefit you. Negative thinking is firmly in the useless camp.
For example, it might be true and valid to think that you’ve been miserable for the past 10 years; this might be a fact. But it’s also true and valid to think that you can become a happier person; this is another fact.
Here’s the difference between these two facts:
The lesson: it never makes sense to dwell on negative, useless truths and facts that don’t benefit you, when you could be dwelling on positive, useful truths and facts that benefit you, instead.
A glitch in thinking: valid or true = good and useful = important and worth keeping.
If you have this glitch, your brain automatically assigns a high value to thinking that is deemed true or valid…
Even if the thinking is negative thinking.
This high value motivates your brain to keep the thought, remember it, and bring it to your attention… Which is why negative thinking is naturally on your mind, even if you want to get rid of it.
To let go of constant negative thoughts, remove this glitch. Do this by recognizing that even if a negative thought is true or valid:
This understanding is absolutely crucial for overcoming negative self talk that repeatedly plays in your head.
Once you get to “so what” about negative thinking that you consider true or valid, it becomes very easy to let go of the negative thought…
And it means you have intelligently come to the conclusion that a harmful, negative way of thinking does not make sense – no matter how true or valid it is – when you can always think in true, valid positive ways that benefit you instead.
You have the power to choose to get rid of a negative thought. The catch is that this choice is only effective once you understand:
The reason for this is that your brain will continue thinking in negative ways that it values and that makes sense to it, until you teach it – via this type of understanding – why this negative thinking is neither valuable nor sensible.
The lesson: first understand why you want to get rid of a negative thought. Then make your decision. This helps your brain to fully cooperate with you.
To learn how to avoid negative thoughts that keep recurring for you (especially negative automatic thoughts that are frequently on your mind), enter a negative thought into the positive thinking tool.
You will be guided through each of the 3 steps for letting go of negative thoughts, so that you can eliminate your specific negative thought and replace it with a more positive thought.
This is how to rewire your brain for positivity in a simple, easy, effective way, so that you don't have to deal with your negative thought or its negative effects again.
Just choose whichever resource you think will help you the most.
I know that my negative thinking is making me feel bad, but I can't say what that negative thinking is. How do I get rid of negative thoughts, if I don't even know what those thoughts are?
This is a common situation for a lot of people. If this is your case, use the AG Feel Good Tool.
Just enter in a situation that you want to feel better about, and the tool will identify common negative ways of thinking that make you feel bad as well as how to get rid of that negative thinking so that you feel better.
I'm tired of being such a negative person overall and having a negative mental attitude that brings me down. How can I stop being so negative about everything, and start being more positive, instead?
If this sounds like your situation, do the AG Positive Thinking Program.
Among other things, you will learn:
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