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How to Free Negative Thinking and Detoxify Thoughts?

Updated on December 27, 2017
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Sheila is a kids' author who worked with challenged clients. She loves to share her experience in the mental health field with you!


Yes, just as you can detoxify your body during a fast, you can also easily detoxify your mind. It'll take a bit of work, to enjoy clearer thinking; nevertheless, it can be done. If you find you're harboring negative thought patterns that interfere with your daily activities, it's time to start detoxifying your mind to think clearer.

You will have a hard time trying to delete your pessimistic thoughts in one shot, except you'll gradually be able to work on your thoughts systematically. Over time, you'll notice gloomy thoughts coming to you less frequently.

Force Yourself to Think Positive Every Day

The best way to get rid of cynical thoughts is to force your mind to think of positive things. You can eloquently do this by reading a humorous book or watching a funny movie. In addition, you can benefit from talk therapy, find a caring ear and divulge your inner feeling without feeling inhibited. You'll need to discover ways to build your self-esteem, too, over the long run.

You’re probably harboring a lot of hurts inside if your negative thoughts feel overwhelming. You'll find your hurt dissipating when you express yourself and begin to write your hurts on a piece of paper. Making amends with the ones who hurt you will also cause the hurt go away much faster. Forgiving yourself and others is the beginning to detoxifying your precious mind.

Start to create positive memories, in order, to erase the negative thoughts in your mind. This is a long drawn-out process, except, realize these thoughts have not developed overnight. It took years to surface and it'll take about two months for every year you have harbored negative thinking for it to become less pronounced. This is definitely worth a shot, since, you'll become healthier in the process and your mind will be less cluttered too.

Being mindful of simple positive idioms will help detoxify your brain, and turn you into a peaceful person. Living this way will give you wisdom beyond your waking years.

Thinking Too Much Will Not Help You.

Besides, Your  Negative Thoughts May Overwhelm You.
Besides, Your Negative Thoughts May Overwhelm You. | Source

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Accept the gifts you were given and give and share! Your dreams and hopes do create your reality. Be in control of yourself at all times and feel grateful for everything you have. Forever believe in yourself! You have the power to create a positive, joyful and abundant life.

What to Think and Do to Free Negative Thinking?

Remember to Feel Grateful and Be Kind to Everyone...

Remember, to spend a moment each day thinking of someone, to "thank."

Remember, to smile at strangers and to look into their eyes and say a warm, "hello."

Remember, to repeat to you, "life is not an emergency."

Remember, to relax by not rushing through your day.

Remember, to set aside quiet time every day.

Remember, to appreciate the beauty that is around you.

Remember, to seek first to understand.

Remember, to listen before you speak.

Remember that praise and shame is the same; even so, it's better to receive praise.

Remember, you'll never be able to please all the people you know all the time.

Remember, to treat others the way you like people to treat you.

Remember, to become aware of your moods, and don't allow yourself to feel foolish, if you are down.

Remember, to practice random acts of kindness.

Remember, to look beyond behavior.

Remember, not to go to bed angry.

Remember, not to brag.

Remember, it's good to share your wealth.

Remember, to resist the urge to criticize others.

Remember, to feel grateful for what you have, instead of thinking of what you want all the time.

Remember, to take good care of yourself, and to remain in a positive spirit forever.

Shame is the same; even so, admit your faults.

You Can Choose Your Thoughts, Like You Choose Your Meals!

© 2012 Sheila Craan


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  • Umesh Dyahal profile image

    Umesh Dahal 5 months ago from Beaumont

    Great article.

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    Sheila Craan 5 years ago from Florida

    Thank you Jellybird and pstraubie48! We want all the garbage in our heads to disappear and every positive thought to remain. It is equally important to be around positive people.

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    Patricia Scott 5 years ago from sunny Florida

    I am not usually this short in my comments but in this case, less is more: positive in, positive out....we get out what we put in. Taking the steps you suggest definitely will head us in the right direction.