“I’m not going to get it right;” “everything always goes wrong” “I always have such bad luck…” Happiness can be elusive with this kind of negative thinking, and thinking negatively can impede your progress in all areas of life. It’s normal to have those moments of negativity when going through some hard times, but if you let those negative thoughts get to you at just a hint of a hard time, they can eventually start to become habits. Constantly thinking negatively can lead to low self-esteem and can make you more susceptible to depression and anxiety.
1. Write your negative thoughts down
The first step to ditching negativity and becoming a more positive person is realizing when you’re having negative thoughts throughout the day. If you’re aware of when and why you have these kinds of thoughts, you’ll be more able to reflect and change them.