Turn the Other Cheek
It may sounds little clichéd, but it’s actually a great way of avoiding negative thoughts. The idea behind this is not to allow your problems or the situation to affect you or to provoke negative thoughts or responses. Turning your other cheek when anything unpleasant arises will not only help you prevent negative thoughts, but also help you overcome your problems more easily.
Meditation can do wonders in your life. There are many different types of meditation. Some people practice meditation to help them to stay mentally healthy and positive, while many others meditate for religious or spiritual purposes. Meditation is a great way to help you prevent negative thoughts or negative environmental impacts. When negative thoughts begin to arise, you can avoid them by practicing meditation or breathing techniques.
Think Happy Thoughts Always
It sounds very simple but it certainly works when it comes to preventing negative thoughts and helping you stay positive. Instead of thinking of a bunch of impossible things or something that makes your feel useless, imagine yourself in a better, happier place like a beach, or something that makes you feel good about yourself. Think about your success or the new promotion you got instead of your failures. All these happy thoughts are excellent ways to combat negative thoughts.
Last, but not the least, try to change your thoughts or make the situation light by making fun of yourself whenever you start thinking negatively. You also need to understand what really you’re thinking about. If it’s something unnecessary, stop it immediately. You can save yourself from many unnecessary problems by doing this. You can also keep reminding yourself that you should not think negatively whenever unnecessary or negative thoughts arise in your mind.