Vague questions of today:
What do you do when you can’t stop focusing on the negative, even though there is plenty of positive in your life?
Do you ever fixate on the negative to an unhealthy degree? How do you, personally, turn that shit around?
Feel free to get specific. Do you have exercises, mantras, or anything similar you use to help you avoid getting caught up in the negative things you can’t control?
Reblog with your words and experiences.
Sometimes, once I realize I’ve been focusing on the negative too much, I try my best to stop, take a breath, literally distract myself for a short time. Like play a game on my phone or text a friend to see how they are. And then when that thought comes back, I try to find one single thing about myself that I can say I like about myself. Something small and simple, like that I woke up on time today, or that I really like my outfit today. Once you find one positive thing, its easier to see how silly the negativity is.
Trivializing the negative thoughts work too. Like “wtf why am I hating on myself I am freakin fabulous”. Its like the thoughts loose their power.