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5 Tips To Overcoming The Plague Of Negative Thinking

This past Sunday I heard an encouraging talk on resisting the plague of negative thinking.  Hearing negative thinking as a plague was like an aha moment! It is a scourge, a sickness that can spread very quickly…It’s Negative Thinking!

There are many on the spectrum of this scourge, some are very sick, others are needing to heal and recover from the plague of negativity. While others are trying as hard as they can to avoid getting sick with this plague, but try as they might, they slip into its grasp.

4 ways to Resist Negative Thinking:

  1. Thought awareness and replacement
  2. Acknowledging and releasing the negative thoughts
  3. Feed our minds positivity – readings that elevate the mind, music
  4. Fill our lives with positive people

If You Do this, It will have a positive impact today!

We are never going to eliminate all our negative thoughts, but by taking some basic steps daily we can reduce the nasty effect they can have on our day…and how we treat ourselves and how we treat others. Remember, negative thinking is a plague, and it can spread.

Here is a thought on improving daily positivity:  Each day, (any time that is best for you) write or email or text yourself three things for which you are grateful.

Tip 5: Today I am grateful:

  • Today I am grateful for waking up early to write this blog post.
  • Today I am grateful for finding the last roll of toilet paper in a household of six.
  • Today I am grateful for freeze dried coffee, that even one teaspoon can taste better than any fast food coffee.

Gratitude and being positive is connected.  So, the idea is to try to be more thankful and increase gratitude. In essence, we will be thinking of three daily positive things.  This may be the cure for the plague of negative thinking: Vitamin P for Positivity!


5 Tips To Overcoming The Plague Of Negative Thinking

Chato Stewart

Chato Stewart has a mission, to draw and use humor as a positive tool to live, to cope with the debilitating effects symptoms of mental illness. Chato Stewart is a Mental Health Hero and Advocate. Recovery Peer Specialist board-certified in Florida. Chato is the artist behind the cartoons series Mental Health Humor, Over-Medicated, and The Family Stew - seen here in his blog posts. The cartoons are drawn from his personal experience of living with bipolar disorder (and other labels). [email protected]

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Stewart, C. (2017). 5 Tips To Overcoming The Plague Of Negative Thinking. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 25, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor/2017/02/5-tips-to-over-coming-the-plague-of-negative-thinking/


Last updated: 16 Feb 2017
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 16 Feb 2017
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