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Today I'm going to explain how you can consider an alternative thought after you cancel the negative thought.  So, how do you identify a negative thought?  And, is it always a bad thing to have one?

Negative thoughts can often evoke a range of strong emotions, such as frustration, anger, sadness, anxiety, and even shame or guilt. These emotions can be difficult to manage and can lead to a cycle of negative thinking and feeling, which can ultimately impact one's mental health and well-being. However, it's important to remember that everyone experiences negative thoughts from time to time and that it's okay to feel these emotions. By acknowledging and accepting these emotions, we can learn to cope with negative thoughts in a healthy and constructive way. Seeking support from loved ones, practicing self-care, and engaging in positive activities can also help to manage negative thoughts and emotions.

Here are five ways you can change a negative thought into a positive one.
  1. Practice Gratitude: When you catch yourself thinking negatively, try to focus on something positive in your life. Take a moment to appreciate the things you have and the people who care for you. This simple act of gratitude can help shift your focus from negativity to positivity.
  2. Challenge your Thoughts: Ask yourself if the negative thought you are having is really true or not. Often, our negative thoughts are based on assumptions, rather than facts. By questioning the validity of our negative thoughts, we can begin to see things in a more positive light.
  3. Reframe the Situation: Instead of seeing a difficult situation as a burden, try to reframe it as an opportunity to learn and grow. Every challenge presents an opportunity for personal development and growth.
  4. Use Positive Affirmations: Positive affirmations are short, powerful statements that can help to reprogram your negative thinking patterns. Repeat positive affirmations to yourself throughout the day, such as "I am capable and strong" or "I am worthy of love and happiness".
  5. Focus on Solutions: Instead of dwelling on the problem, focus on finding a solution. By taking action to solve the problem, you can shift your focus from negativity to positivity. Remember, every problem is an opportunity to find a solution and grow as a person.
The faster you can change a negative thought the better.  Did you know that your thought, whether it's negative or positive, will attract about another 200 similar thoughts within 17 seconds?  So capturing that thought and considering an alternative thought changes your feelings, actions, and results into your desired outcome.

What are five ways to capture negative thoughts and change them
  1. Identify the negative thought: The first step in capturing negative thoughts is to be aware of them. Identify the negative thought and acknowledge it for what it is.
  2. Challenge the negative thought: Once you have identified the negative thought, challenge it. Ask yourself if there is any evidence to support this thought. Often we have negative thoughts that are not grounded in reality, and challenging them can help to change our perspective.
  3. Reframe the thought: Reframing the negative thought can help to change it into a more positive one. For example, instead of thinking "I'm not good enough," reframe it to "I'm doing my best, and that's enough."
  4. Practice gratitude: Focusing on the things that you are grateful for can help to shift your mindset from negative to positive. Take a few minutes each day to write down three things that you are grateful for.
  5. Surround yourself with positivity: Surrounding yourself with positive people, environments, and experiences can help to shift your mindset towards positivity. Seek out people who support and uplift you, and engage in activities that bring you joy and happiness.
This also requires mindfulness and practicing capturing or recognizing thoughts that are not what you desire.  Practicing this takes time and patience so give yourself grace while you begin the journey of achieving what you desire in life over what you don't.

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