It’s hard to be happy when your brain has thoughts that lean more negative than positive about 70% of the time. Forming habits to think more positively can help combat depression. Practicing gratitude or focusing on what’s going right instead of what’s going wrong, especially by saying it out loud or journaling can help. Focusing on the present and not the past and avoiding spending too much time watching the news or interacting on social media has shown an impact as well. Sleep, diet, and the quality of associates are also major factors.
- Research shows that people who have negative thoughts are more likely to experience stress and depression.
- There are many ways that you can reprogram your mind to stop wallowing in negative thoughts.
- You should focus to identify negative patterns in your thoughts, and swap out negative thoughts for positive ones.
“When you allow these pessimistic thoughts to enter your mind, they will corrupt your life.”