It’s hard to get out of bed when your negative thoughts get you down.
With that, it’s even harder to focus on being profitable and productive.
The vast majority of Americans suffer from the effects of negative thinking, and they can adversely affect your day-to-day operations.
With these simple tips, I’ll show you how to propel past inefficient and pointless negativity and into a healthier, wealth-driven mindset.
Although you may try to stay positive, sometimes negative thoughts creep in.
That doesn’t mean that you have to succumb to the pressure of what-if questions and self-doubt.
Believe it or not, 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. deal with mental illness. That’s 46.6 million people that handle a range of problems every day.
Now, I’m not saying that having occasional down days means you have a mental illness. But staying positive and believing in yourself are important contributors to maintaining your mental health.
Sometimes you hit a rut in your business, real estate, or stock investments, and you feel thoughts creeping in wondering if you’re cut out for this, or if you’re just wasting your time.
Don’t let them dissuade you from your goal.
Seeking prosperity is basically a survival instinct by now, and unfortunately there will always be factors trying to keep you from it.
Here are simple ways to discourage negativity that could harm your prospects.
First, take inventory of the present moment.
Most negative thoughts spur from the past, and things you’re remembering.
Chances are, you have already overcome those past obstacles, and your mind is too distracted to realize it.
Slow down and take a breath. Make a list in your head of the things you’ve accomplished today. Or what you’ve accomplished in the past week, month, year, etc.
Cataloguing what you have already done, big or small, is a great reminder of the positive work you have under your belt.
Second, write down bad thoughts.
The negativity lurks everywhere but putting it out on paper can bring these lofty concepts back down to earth.
Psychologists call them Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTs), and the best way to squelch their little voices out is to create ANT eaters.
Writing out ANTs and confronting them with positive affirmations will stop unnecessary negativity in its tracks.
Lastly, own your positivity.
Take charge and responsibility for altering your outlook. If you let yourself get run over by little ANTs all day, that’s on you to fix.
No one else can reverse your mindset, but once you work out the kinks in your battle plan, you can say goodbye to pesky negativity once and for all.
Only then can you get your life, and your business, back on track in a positive way.