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Beat Negative Thinking with One Simple Practice



Some days it feels almost impossible to be thankful for what you have. Especially if you often lose yourself a negative mindset as I do. 
Negativity is one of the biggest things that put me into a depression. One way to fight negative thinking is to list what you are thankful for every day.  

If you find yourself being negative often,  try changing yourself to think of 3 things a day that your thankful for that happened that day. Do this for a week straight and you will see a complete difference in the way you think. You will be happier and have a more positive outlook on your daily life. 

I can definitely get lost in negativity. One negative thought gets me spiraling down to this "everything sucks" mood. So I have started listing things I'm grateful for to keep that mood away. 

Here are a few things I'm grateful for right now.



My son's joking personality
I love my kids. They are the light of my life. My son has his dad's personality which I love. He loves to joke around with me all the time. He is such a silly boy who just wants to laugh all the time. when I'm feeling grumpy, he is so good at getting me out of that mood.

Heated seats
Very snobby sounding,  but I own a Subaru that has heated seats. It's the first time I've owned a vehicle with upgrades.  This last week has been freezing and my heated seat has been so handy in helping me not get annoyed by the cold. 


Movies
Silly thing to be grateful for I know,  just hear me out.
I love watching movies. I get inspired by the way the storyline of a movie is written. I also love being lost in a story that makes me feel like I can do anything. I am one that wants so much from my life,  but end up not doing much. Some movies can get me motivated to try pursuing things for myself. I love feeling that.


My daughter's hugs
She is at that perfect age where I can still pick her up, but she is big enough to give love all on her own.  I'll be playing with her and she will randomly say "I wob you mommy" and give me this big hug. I love it so much. It makes my heart melt every time she does it.


My blog
I have loved blogging since day one. The last ten years or so, I've wanted to pursue writing. I'm not a very good writer and I know that,  but I still always have this urge to just write. My blog has helped me feel like I'm improving my writing skills,  and given me a place to just talk about things that come to my mind. I'm a very quiet person around others,  so it's nice to feel uninhibited on my blog.



These are just a few things in thankful for this week. If your stuck in negativity mode,  try really thinking about what you're thankful for. I promise it will help!

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  1. I love using gratitude to help combat negative thoughts. I write down one thing every day in my bullet journal. It helps to see something good in the bad days.

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  2. This is a great reminder. Whenever I feel I complaint bubbling up, I challenge myself to think of three compliments first. By the 3rd compliment, my initial complaint seems very petty!

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