I have said it before, but it is definitely worthy of repeat. No Negative Self-Talk. Negative thinking is one of the worse joy thieves there is because we do it to ourselves. We all do it from time to time. Think you don’t check out the 9 types of negative thoughts. I bet you will see one or two that are familiar. Our negative thoughts are often the biggest obstacle between us and joy. So don’t do it. Learn to recognize your negative thoughts. Make an effort to stop them as fast as possible. Replace them with positive thoughts. Turn your negative What Ifs (full of dread) into positive What Ifs (full of hope).
Is Negative Thinking a problem for you? Have you identified your negative thought triggers (certain people, places, or situations)? What do you do to stop when you find yourself in the middle of a negative thought?