Mastering Your Mind

How to Change Negative Thoughts Into Positive Ones

How to Transform Negative Thoughts Into Positive Power and Find Inner Peace

Katy Morin
3 min readMay 2, 2022
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Everyone has negative thoughts, but not all negative thoughts have to ruin our day. Sometimes, with some practice, we can turn our negative thoughts into positive ones and learn how to forgive ourselves for past mistakes.

Negative thoughts are so common that it’s hard to ignore them when they come up repeatedly. Yet, negative thinking is a habit that people can change. You'll feel happier and calmer overall when you practice being aware of your thoughts and correcting them by thinking more positively.

Here are some tips on how to stop negative thinking and start feeling better.

1. Understand What Your Negative Thoughts Are Saying

Your negative thoughts say much about how you view yourself and the world. Sometimes, they’re related to past events or current worries, but other times, they can be irrational notions that pop up from nowhere, seemingly at random.

If you’re constantly thinking negative thoughts, figuring out what those thoughts tell you about your personality, past experiences, and the people around you can be helpful. Once you understand how your negative thoughts influence your life and how they make you feel about yourself, it’s easier to let them go.

2. Recognize That Your Thoughts Are Just Thoughts

The first step in changing negative thoughts into positive ones is realizing they’re just thoughts. They don’t represent reality or mean anything about who you are.

For example, if you often think, “I’m not good enough,” it doesn’t mean you really aren’t good enough. It just means that you’re worried that you’re not good enough. When you practice being aware of your thoughts, positive ones will start to come up more and negative ones will seem less harsh.

3. Don’t Let Your Negative Thoughts Get To You

Many people who feel anxious or depressed think negative thoughts all the time, even when no one is…



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