9 Simple Ways To Get Rid of a Negative Mindset…

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“A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.” ~ Gandhi

Getting into a negative mindset is far too easy, which invariably leads to unhappiness and depression. To avoid being overwhelmed by negativity we need to make a conscious effort to avoid the experience. When life seems like a perpetual dark tunnel these are some suggestions to change your outlook on life and help you get rid of that negative mindset.

9 Simple Ways to Get Rid of a Negative Mindset:

1} Lets NOT Cherish Destructive Thoughts
Drag your thoughts away from your troubles… by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it. ~ Mark Twain
Often we don’t realise how much we subconsciously cherish negative thoughts. It may seem counter intuitive, but often a negative frame of mind occurs because we won’t let go of the negative thoughts and ideas. Sometimes the mind clings on to these thoughts with a feeling of self pity or injured pride. We don’t like the negative frame of mind, but at the same time are we consciously trying to overcome it? The problem is that if the negative thoughts go round and round in our mind they can become powerful and we lose a sense of perspective. Just make a conscious decision to ignore the negative flow of thoughts and sentiments and be persistent in these attempts.

2} Ask Yourself: Do I want to be Happy or Miserable?
Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. ~ Abraham Lincoln
We firmly need to know and understand that a negative mindset is a choice you make. If we feel a victim to our own emotions and thoughts, nobody else will be able to help us. We should feel that by holding on to a negative frame of mind, we are inevitably choosing to be unhappy; each negative is a conscious decision to be miserable. If we really value the importance of our own inner peace and happiness, we will aspire to cultivate this through good, uplifting thoughts. Next time you feel the onset of a depressed state of mind, just ask yourself the question: Do I want to be happy or Miserable?

3} Surround Yourself With Positive People
Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher. ~ Oprah Winfrey
Usually the best antidote to negativity is simply to spend time with positive happy people doing positive, uplifting activities. Sometimes if we analyze and examine our own negativity it does nothing to reduce it. By engaging in useful fun activities with positive and happy people, we forget about the reasons for our negativity; this is often the most powerful way to overcome a depressed state of mind. Positive Happy people often melt away all the negativity around them.

4} Don’t Accept Negativity from Other People
There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative. ~ W. Clement Stone
There are no shortage of pessimists, critics and doomongers in the world we live in. There will always be people who can find the negative in life; but, there is no reason why we have to ascribe to their world view. For example, often in an office environment there is a negative attitude to the workplace, but, even if there are faults and limitations we don’t have to allow them to make us a negative person. right?

5} Let Go of Thoughts
The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts. ~ Charles Darwin
If you can learn to control your thoughts, you can control the experience and emotions of life. The best antidote to negativity is learning the art of meditation. Meditation is more than just relaxation; it is a change in consciousness. We move from the limited perspective of our mind and discover an inner source ofhappiness. Making your mind quite is meditation enough. Just a few minutes of a quite mind can help tremendously in letting go of negative thoughts.

6} Live From the Heart
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