“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t,

either way, you are right!” ? Henry Ford

Our thinking processes are necessary for survival and

for competing in a modern world. Critical thinking

gives us the ability to solve problems quickly and

effectively. Creative thinking allows us to develop

original, diverse, and elaborate ideas and connections.

But it’s the uninvited negative thinking that clutters

our minds and often drains our enthusiasm for life.

According to Australian psychologist Dr. Russ Harris,

author of The Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling

and Start Living, “Thus, evolution has shaped our

brains so that we are hardwired to suffer

psychologically: to compare, evaluate, and criticize

ourselves, to focus on what we’re lacking, to rapidly

become dissatisfied with what we have, and to imagine

all sorts of frightening scenarios, most of which will

never happen. No wonder humans find it hard to be

happy!”

Many people go through their entire lives victimized by

their negative thoughts. They feel they have no control

of what thoughts take up residence in their brains?and

worse, they believe the “voices” in their heads that tell

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While the negativity bias is real, it isn’t impervious to

your efforts for change and self-awareness. Though it

may feel natural to allow your mind to wander into

worry and despair, you’ve reinforced negative thinking

by not challenging it, and by accepting your thoughts

as your identity. But you have the power to recognize

this tendency and change it by building the

reframing habit.

The first step is to notice your thought patterns and

interrupt them before they get out of control.

Here are six strategies you can use throughout your

day to break the pattern and begin taming your mind.

Each of these strategies takes just a few minutes to

employ.

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