5 Tips To Be Less Negative

Feelings are just visitors. Let them come and go.”
— Mooji (via la-luna-love)

It’s hard to stop letting your mind wander over to any negative thoughts. I do it all the time. While I never act irrationally towards these negative feelings, they’re always there devouring my positive thoughts. If you actively try to suppress a negative thought, does it make room for more positive thoughts?

The following are five tips to help you be less negative (or more positive if you’re an optimist):

1. Decide to Change: if you are able to actively point out every negative thought you have, then you should be able to stop that seed from growing any larger than it needs to be. Be a part of life, not afraid of it!

2. Keep Calm: if you are freaking out over something that has never happened, then chances are you are giving yourself anxiety for no reason. By staying calm, you are able to address any situation in rational behavior.

3. Record Your Negativity: write down your thoughts and examine them. When you are able to look back on all your negative thoughts, you can address them to look for patterns. This may help you to get to the root of a bigger issue or help you determine that these thoughts are not important. So shed your negative thoughts when they first pop up!

4. Become Self Aware: kill them with kindness! It’s quite easy to react to the negativity you receive with negativity. This is an active process that might get the better of you, but try as hard as you can. Once people see that their negativity does not affect you, then you have the upper hand in the situation. You will fear people less and have the ability to control the situation.

5. Admit that You Are Negative: There is nothing better than fully admitting to your negative thoughts. Blurt it out to the people around you with an “omg, I’m being so negative about this situation.” It will help you stay alert to your hater feelings and dissolve any tension that arises when you’re acting on your negative feels. It is better to recognize the error of your ways to help bring balance into your life.

20 thoughts on “5 TIPS TO BE LESS NEGATIVE”

  • I know so many people that see the glass as half empty instead of half full. Sometime gently pointing out that they are being negative works. I have found most of the time they don’t even realize they are being so negative all the time.

  • Less negativity is always a positive step. Too many people complain, whine, and moan on social media when they could be making positive steps toward being healthier and happier people.

  • I try really hard to not be negative. I think it’s human nature to do that sometimes but if usual aware of yourself and what you’re doing I think you can cut it down quite a bit.

  • It can be easy to be negative sometimes. I really need to be better about admitting when I am feeling negative.

  • If you admit and realize that you are being negative, that is a good way to try to change it so you can find a more positive standpoint. Smile more. Take time to breathe longer. Listen to instrumental jazz music. All helpful!

  • I love that you said decide to change. So many people get mired in complaining that it becomes second nature. We can’t change until we decide it’s time to do so. Great tips.

  • It’s so easy to slip into the habit of being negative. I keep a gratitude journal and it’s made all the difference. It’s hard to focus on the bad when you’re looking for the good!

  • This is a great post and awesome tips on how to be less negative. It is so important to be aware of our thinking so we can make positive changes. Thanks for sharing the amazing tips.

  • I love this post. There are so many stressors around us these days that you can’t help but find negativity in it all. I try my best to do 10 deep breaths before reacting to a situation. That “Kill them with kindness” phrase made me remember my aunt. That was the advice she gave me when I confided that I was being bullied in school because I was small. It did work. I just smiled at them when they called me “shorty.”

  • Great suggestions here!!! I try to be as positive as possible. I’m all about the law of attraction, so the more positive I feel, the more positive my way.

  • These are wonderful tips. Negativity can affect your greatly if you don’t fully address it. I always talk about it with my husband and it makes it better just by expressing it.

  • Being self aware is very important and has helped me a lot. Luckily i am generally a positive thinker and it certainly makes life less stressful.

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