Are you tired of being the “negative” friend? Do you struggle to see the positive in your everyday life?
Do you find yourself always in a bad mood or thinking the worst of others or even yourself?
You’re not alone.One recent study in college aged students showed that on average, around 60-70 percent of their daily thoughts were “negative” in nature! Click To Tweet
It’s no wonder, so many of us struggle with depression and anxiety!
While everyone has negative thoughts now and then, chronic negative thinking is one of the biggest causes of depression, anxiety and more.
Of course, there are certainly real conditions that affect your brain chemistry and require professional medical attention, but for many, just making just a few small tweaks in your day can make a significant difference.
The truth is, ‘negative thinking’ is habitual, just like brushing your teeth every morning, or drinking a glass of water when you wake up. At Pavlok we’ve studied the science of habit change for the last 4 + years and have discovered several actionable tips and strategies to help reduce negative thinking and improve your overall outlook on life.
Again, we don’t pretend to be a doctor, but having helped thousands of people around the world improve their habits and thinking we’ve learned a thing or two.
Here are a few tips to help reduce negative thinking… even if you’ve tried everything before.
Before you shake your head and exclaim “thank you captain obvious” it’s important to take a quick audit of your social circle.
Is your social life (aka family and friends) draining? Or do they challenge and push you to be the best you can be?
Of course, your social circle is only part of the equation, but if your friends and family are always bringing you down, it’s incredibly tough to overcome your negative thoughts and beliefs.
We’re not suggesting you transform to into a hermit and ignore the often harsh realities of the world, but the truth is, the news is designed to make you anxious and depressed (it gets clicks after all)
Instead of checking your latest news source or social media network replace it with reading an interesting book or going for a run.
This simple tweak alone will go a long way in helping you fight those negative thoughts and increase your chances of success.
One of the best ways to combat your negative thoughts is to train yourself to look for the positive!
The easiest way to do this is to start a gratitude journal where you write 2-3 positive things that happened to you each day. Over time you’ll start to notice things you might not otherwise have seen.
Do this for a month straight, and we promise you’ll be in a much better position than when you started.
When you’re caught in a “negative spiral” many of the above tips and tricks might seem pointless. Again, negative thinking for some individuals is a real medical condition, and it always makes sense to get an opinion (or two) from a medical professional you trust.
We’re not suggesting you NEED medication to fix your negative thinking, but it’s important you get a holistic view of your situation.
While the steps above will most certainly be helpful in reducing your habitual negative chatter, Pavlok has helped thousands of people around the world improve their habits and thoughts through our Pavlok wearable.
You can use the Pavlok to not only become aware of your negative thinking patterns but rewire your brain to reduce those dark thoughts. Aversion and and replacement are the two ways to change a habit.
Every time you have a negative thought coming on, simply use the Pavlok to give yourself a shock.
Overly critical of your presentation at work? Zap.
Beating yourself up over losing 4 lbs instead of 25lbs? Zap.
Do this as much as you feel comfortable. Over time, you will notice your negative thoughts become less and less.
Of course, Pavlok won’t make you superhuman, but it will bring you pretty darn close.
Here’s how John used Pavlok to cut back on their negative mental chatter.
Learn how John used Pavlok to overcome his chronic negative thoughts – click here to watch the video.
If you’re wanting to take control of your negative thoughts, and give yourself the best chance to say goodbye to negative thinking for good, order your Pavlok Habit System today.
Imagine no longer being that “negative” friend.
Imagine no longer having your day ruined by one small event.
Imagine waking up optimistic about your future and your life.
It’s time to stop imaging. No matter what habit you’re trying to break…
With a combination of a few small tweaks and taking action today, you can begin to transform your habits for the better.
To help you overcome your negative thoughts and beliefs, for a limited time only, we are offering $40 off your Pavlok 2 order. Just use the coupon code “POSITIVITY” at checkout.
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