Updated: May 30
Negative thoughts aren’t always at the forefront, sometimes they sneak up on you in your brightest moments, too.
What are negative thoughts?
They’re the little voice in your head telling you that you don’t deserve that promotion. It’s telling you that everyone you love hates you. It’s telling you that everything you do is wrong. Sometimes the voice sounds like someone you’ve always known, maybe a parent or an educator who was unfairly and overly critical of you. Sometimes, it’s your own voice.
How can you overcome your negative thoughts?
Ask for help! A friend or family member that you trust, a lifestyle coach, or a therapist—any of these people can help you when you’re feeling overwhelmed. Sometimes we just need reassurance and there’s nothing wrong with that. But if you’re dealing with these thoughts every day, if you’re realizing you can’t outrun them, it’s a bigger problem.
If you’re looking for tips and tricks on how to deal with your negative thoughts, look out for the 1-minute read and latest newsletter that will have a few you can dive into. Overall, give yourself the chance and grace to work through this. You won’t figure it out in a day, and you might even mess up but as long as you keep trying, you’re moving forward.
A person is but the product of their thoughts. What they think, they become. -Mahatma Gandhi
- Regard Tang