Learn to Stop Negative Thoughts

by Michael Berry on November 18, 2014

“How do I stop my negative thoughts?” – is a question that I have been asked many times. If you have ever asked this question then you will feel such enormous relief in knowing the answer, because it is so simple. How do you stop negative thoughts? You plant good thoughts!

When you try to stop negative thoughts, you are focusing on what you don’t want – negative thoughts – and you will attract an abundance of them. They can never disappear if you are focused on them. The “stop” part is irrelevant – the negative thoughts are your focus. It doesn’t matter if you are trying to stop negative thoughts or control them or push them away, the result is the same. Your focus is on negative thoughts, and by the law of attraction you are inviting more of them to you.

The truth is always simple and it is always easy. To stop negative thoughts, just plant good thoughts! Deliberately plant good thoughts! You plant good thoughts by making it a daily practice to appreciate all the things in your day. Appreciate your health, your car, your home, your family, your job, your friends, your surroundings, your meals, your pets, and the magnificent beauty of the day. Compliment, praise, and give thanks to all things. Every time you say “Thank you” it is a good thought! As you plant more and more good thoughts, the negative thoughts will be wiped out. Why? Because your focus is on good thoughts, and what you focus on you attract.

So don’t give any attention to negative thoughts. Don’t worry about them. If any come, make light of them, shrug them off, and let them be your reminder to deliberately think more good thoughts now.

The more good thoughts you can plant in a day, the faster your life will be utterly transformed into all good. If you spend only one day speaking of good things and saying “Thank you” at every single opportunity, you will not believe your tomorrow. Deliberately thinking good thoughts is exactly like planting seeds. As you think good thoughts you are planting good seeds inside you, and the Universe will transform those seeds into a garden of paradise. How will the garden of paradise appear? As your life!

 Personal development is our business and our life.
Michael Berry
In personal development we learn that “we all see and experience the world not as it is, but as we are”.


Website Pin Facebook Twitter Myspace Friendfeed Technorati del.icio.us Digg Google StumbleUpon Premium Responsive

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Yorinda October 5, 2010 at 3:50 am

Hi Michael,

thank you for the great article.

You are so right when you say ‘that if we try to stop negative thoughts we focus on them and attract more of the same’.

I love the thought that all it takes is to find a slightly better feeling thought and gradually improve our thoughts and feelings. If we try to make a big jump resistance/doubt can kick in.

Much appreciated!

Love and Joy

Michael Berry October 5, 2010 at 6:02 pm

Thanks so much for your comments Yorinda. They are always so on target. I appreciate it very much.


Jane Araguel August 18, 2011 at 5:15 am

I agree with you a 110%. When you practice something daily eventually it becomes a habit. Struggles and hardship will come your way and you will be tested, that is when you will know that you have learned something and find positives even in bad situations.

Michael Berry August 18, 2011 at 8:39 am

Right on Jane. Loved your comment about it becomes a habit.

Russ September 9, 2011 at 7:53 am

This is flying on Digg. Good luck…

Al September 11, 2011 at 10:05 am

It’s crucial to try to banish negative thoughts from your mind where possible and to try to be as positive about things. Having a head full of negativity does no-one any good. This view has been borne out by many great thinkers and psychologists in recent years.

Michael Berry September 12, 2011 at 11:37 am

Very well said thanks for your comments.

TJ November 7, 2011 at 7:32 pm

Hi Michael. I’m currently troubled every day with my chronic illness. It almost drives me nut by producing negativities in my mind constantly.
I know if I were healthy I wouldn’t be like this. This discomfort is the thing that forces me to cultivate negative thoughts every minutes.
Would you please share your view to overcome this?
Thank’s so much beforehand.

{ 1 trackback }

Previous post:

Next post: