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Anonymous asked in Social SciencePsychology · 1 week ago

What Can I do to stop negative thoughts?

Lately, I have had many negative thoughts that just drain my energy.   Overall, my life is okay and I'm not sure why my thinking has become very negative.

How can I get rid of negative thoughts that are persistent and seem like they won't go away?

Any advice would be appreciated.  Thank you for answering my questions.

4 Answers

  • j153e
    Lv 7
    1 week ago

    Talk with a counselor.

    "Understanding Yourself" by Mark Prophet and "The Kindness Challenge" are helpful.

  • 1 week ago

    When you're in a bad mood, look at the thought that triggered it. See if it's false or otherwise useless. If it is, let it go and replace it with two positive thoughts. Count your blessings, and remind yourself of your past successes. Stop and smell the roses.

    I've answered a lot of mental health questions, with advice from experts about a variety of problems. There's a lot of things that can help. For example, you might be interested in stress management advice. Research has come up with various things that are effective and easy if not downright fun.

  • 1 week ago

    Write down the negative thought, write an alternative to the negative thought, write down the evidence to suppodt the alternative.

    Example --Neg. thought: I'm stupid.Alternate thought: I'm intelligent.Evidence: Yesterday, I figured out a new app on my phone.Replace neg. thought with a problem in search of a solutionExample --Neg. thought: I'll never have a boyfriend.Problem: I want a boyfriend.Solution: I'll join a dating site, and in the meantime will try to hang out with friends more often.

  • ?
    Lv 4
    1 week ago

    My advice would be to see a professional therapist. They will work with you and help you with the negative thoughts you are having.

    I wish you the very best

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