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3 Practical ways To Turn Negative Thoughts Into Positive Ones

1. Familiarize yourself with the "2 Column Exercise". If you feel mentally prepared to start a change, the 2-column exercise will be at your disposal and will make your journey easier. First, take out a page and draw on it a table consisting of 2 columns; In the right column write down all your negative thoughts without thinking about it too much, just take it all out. In the left column write 1-3 more positive thoughts against each negative thought you wrote in the right column. This will help you stay away from the negative thought, and will force you to think of positive alternatives that will help you over time to adopt a different perception of life.When composing the right column be sure to delineate the negative thoughts within quotes, as this is what will help you treat them as thoughts and not as truths. Hang the page you created in a convenient place that you can see to remind yourself to think positively.

2. Find new positive evidence. Some of our negative thoughts about ourselves stem from the "evidence" we find on a daily basis. That is, during life we ​​sometimes think negative things about ourselves, and then when something happens that seemingly justifies them we treat them as absolute truths. We do not need to tell you how harmful it is, so from today we want you to return fire to this obscene habit, and focus on finding more positive evidence about yourself. For inspiration, let’s take the teachings of psychologist and marriage expert.

3. Practice self-compassion. Self-compassion is a powerful tool for establishing a healthy and positive relationship with ourselves. When we make a mistake we criticize ourselves, which is fine! But sometimes we tend to collapse our confidence with rigid and destructive self-criticism, when in practice the right thing to do is to take a step back and realize that self-criticism is meant for a positive purpose, and that is to warn us of possible danger.

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