“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
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
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