I am a fairly positive person, but every once and a while, life events, or un foreseen issues, can get me down. Does not last long, cause, I will not let it.
I have a number of “strategies” to keep me on track. Here are just a few for your consideration. Many from Charles J Givens book SuperSelf, SuperMind
Strategy # 1: Interrupt the Pattern. Thoughts, can turn into physical responses, in your body. Stress, depression or frustration, can lead to physical responses in the body. SO interrupt the pattern, get away from the thoughts. Walk, Work out, or mediate. It will change body chemistry. Which in turn can affect your thoughts. A good run, often changes attitudes.
Strategy # 2: Positive Replacement. For every negative thought, you think, you must come up with 2 positive perceptions. This will condition your mind to look for the positive in each situation. Soon, you start looking of the good in every situation FIRST.
Eventually eliminating the negative. I just said to my daughter Meg. Every day above ground is a GREAT day. I only have GREAT, GOOD and OK days. All the rest Suck so why think about them.
Strategy # 3: Look back from the Future. Put yourself 20, 30, 40 years in the future. Will that problem be a big issue? Will it Matter?
Strategy # 4: Look for laughter. Go to comedy club. See a movie. Read Jokes or listen to funny monolog. Hard to think negative when you are belly laughing.
Strategy # 5. Find a Distraction. Go fix that car problem. Help someone else with their problems. Clean the house. Take friend for a drink (1 not many).
Some ideas to kill those negative thoughts.