10 Proven Ways How to Stop Negative Thinking

5. Surround yourself with positive people

Just like negativity is contagious, so is optimism and happiness. Stay away from negative people, as they can end up dragging you down with them. By surrounding yourself with people who see the good in situations, you’ll pick up the “vibes” and end up being happier, too![3]

What can you do? Try to spend as little time as possible with negative people. If need be, think about cutting these people out of your life all together. It may seem like a daunting task at first, but cutting down on the negativity around you will have a positive impact on your thoughts.

Surround yourself with positive people

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