Happiness Tip: Identify Negative Thoughts and Get Rid of Them

Identify negative thoughts and get rid of them. Make it a point to plant happy, positive thoughts instead.

I love this quote by Mike Dooley – “Thoughts Become Things… Choose The Good Ones!”. Positive thinking leads to less stress and more happiness! So identify negative thoughts and get rid of them. Make it a point to plant happy, positive thoughts. Still need some convincing? Health benefits positive thinking might provide include:

  • Increased life span
  • Lower rates of depression
  • Lower levels of distress
  • Greater resistance to the common cold
  • Better psychological and physical well-being
  • Reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease
  • Better coping skills during hardships and times of stress (Source)

The next time you notice negative thoughts creeping into your mind, just take a moment, breathe and ask yourself if there’s a way to change your outlook on that particular subject into something more positive. You may surprise yourself!

Stay happy 🙂

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17 thoughts on “Happiness Tip: Identify Negative Thoughts and Get Rid of Them

  1. Everything you post truly has a deep and profoundly positive affect on my life. Thank you so much!

  2. I’ve been having trouble with this lately, thanks for the post- it was a lovely reminder! This morning I got unnecessarily wound up over losing something, which can probably be found if only I searched a little harder, and is easily replaceable. I’m wondering if you’ve ever read The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin- I read it in December and coincidentally finished it on New Year’s Eve, so I used it to formulate my resolutions! It’s a great read for anyone who isn’t unhappy, but wants to be more active in being happier everyday. Once again, thanks for sharing! Your blog brings so much to my personal Happiness Project 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. I have read The Happiness Project and think that it is a terrific book. Lots of great information in there!

  3. Great post! Making a conscious choice to be positive has helped me live happier. Thanks for the reinforcement!

  4. It’s hard to do and even harder to understand if you’ve never really done it before. I used to be a very negative person until I better understood the power of positive thinking. Bad things still happen in my life, but because I was able to shift my attitude toward the positive, I feel more like a victor over troubles than a victim to troubles. Seriously people, positive thinking does work. It may take work to figure it out, but it’s worth it! Thanks for the reminder to stay positive! 😀

  5. Love it! Love it! Love it! Negativity breeds negativity and gives negative results. Positive energy breeds (and doubles) positive energy and gives you a life worth living!

  6. Wow! Thanks for reading and following. I guess you picked up that this is a subject I’m working on for myself. I had no idea there was a whole blog devoted to it. I look forward to reading much more and learning so one day I can be a happster too. 🙂

  7. Well it seems we write a lot of the same kind of material! It’s a pleasure to visit and to be visited! Please share anytime.


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