This Happify Infographic Helps with Stopping Negative Thinking Patterns

By: Alyson Wyers - Nov 14, 2014
References: happify & designtaxi
The tips and tricks listed in this infographic on stopping negative thinking will hopefully help you prevent the winter blues. From Happify, How to Stop Negative Thoughts from Getting You Down offers science-backed recommendations that will help you be happier and healthier.

When it comes to stopping negative thinking, the infographic suggests coming up with alternatives (such as learned optimism), disputing worrisome thoughts, being mindful and practicing the ABCDE Disputation Technique. It notes that it is natural to have negative thoughts, but it is important to acknowledge and accept them instead of suppressing them. Letting go of jealously is also a key to positivity. The chart lists other ways to deal with negative thinking patterns, like finding a distractor, scheduling worry time, warming up and walking out of the room.