When you fall into negative thinking then you’re often thinking about something that happened. (past) Or something that may happen.(Future) Or both, all mixed up as your mood and thoughts sink.
To get out of that hole… put your full attention into the present moment ,this moment instead. Into what’s is happening here right now.
Start making it a habit to spend more of your time in the present moment and you’ll, in my experience, naturally have less negative thoughts and be more open and constructive.
Here are a couple of ways to bring yourself back to the present moment and help you to prevent and to overcome negative thoughts and /or negativity that’s sometimes is around us.
Now, take a couple minutes break and try this….
1.Focus ONLY on your breathing .
Take deep belly breath. Breathing in thru your nose and out thru your mouth with an .....haaaaa....
During this time focus only on the air going in and out and nothing else.
2.Put your ATTENTION on what’s around you right now, get out of your head and connect wit your senses. focus on the people walking by outside your window, the noises from the street, the smells around you and the sun shining in and warming your skin.