How To Remove Negative Thoughts In 3 Steps: Original Explanation

Start eliminating negative thinking from your mind for good in just 5 minutes or less by following the steps below. Learn more.

  • This will feel impossible and never happen, if you don't know what to do (or don't do anything)
  • This will feel easy and happen fast, if you know exactly what to do & then do it

Following the 3 steps makes it fast and easy

3 Easy Steps

  1. Understand why negative thinking is of little or no value to you, and why you want to eliminate negative thoughts  

This removes your mind's motivation to think negatively, and instead energizes and motivates your mind to help you get rid of negative thinking.

Here are the two biggest overall reasons for permanently removing negative thoughts from your mind and not thinking them anymore:

  1. Negative thoughts are inherently useless, counter-productive, self-destructive, and make you feel worse, so they are literally of no value to you  

Negative thinking is always of little or no value, because it:

  • Doesn’t help you achieve something you want (or even compels you to achieve something you don’t want)
  • Doesn’t help you feel better (or even makes you feel worse)
  • Doesn’t improve your life (or even has a negative impact)

By understanding this, you remove your mind's motivation to think negatively, which is how to stop thinking negative thoughts faster and easier.

For more on this: review what negative thinking is and how it works against you.

  1. Your life immediately improves when you free yourself from the impact of negative thinking: here are at least 10 negative effects you'll be better off without  

10 effects of negative thinking

Negative thinking can:

  1. Make life less worthwhile to you
  2. Decrease your self confidence
  3. Decrease your self esteem
  4. Decrease your happiness and enjoyment
  5. Decrease your feelings of power and strength
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  1. Decrease your peace of mind
  2. Make you feel less energized
  3. Make you less successful
  4. Make you have less enjoyable social interactions
  5. Interfere with the quality of your sleep and adversely affect your health

  • 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.

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  1. Understand why it doesn't make sense to think negatively (even when negative thoughts are true or valid)  

This understanding makes it easy for your mind to let go of negative thoughts and reject them, even when negative thoughts are true or valid.

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:

  1. It makes no sense to value valid but useless perspectives and opinions  

  • 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.

  1. It makes no sense to value true but useless facts  

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:

  • Dwelling on how miserable you’ve been makes you feel worse and prevents you from becoming happier
  • Thinking that you can become happier makes you feel better and energizes you to do something about your situation… So you predictably become happier faster and easier

  • 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.

  1. Valid and true does not mean good or important: therefore, so what if a negative thought happens to be true or valid?  

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, and develop the following attitude: so what if a negative thought is true or valid?

Indeed, so what if a negative thought is true or valid? Even if it is:

  • It is never good or useful
  • So it is never important or worth keeping

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.

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  1. Decide to change your thinking after achieving this understanding  

This simple decision instructs your mind how to think and gets the job done.

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:

  • Why a negative thought is of little or no value to you
  • Why it doesn’t make sense to continue thinking the negative thought

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.

Some additional things to appreciate:

  • Wanting to eliminate negative thinking for yourself (regardless of whether anyone else wants you to stop thinking negatively) is one of the most important keys for getting rid of negative thoughts that have a destructive effect on your life and well-being
  • With this clear desire, improvements in how you think flow much more naturally and easily

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Then, get rid of negative thinking that compels you to think negative thoughts, and improve the way you think about things in 5 minutes or less.

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