Free your mind of negative thoughts

How Can I Clear My Mind of Negative Thoughts?

by David Norman, Clinical Psychologist

 “It’s not going to work”,  “I’m not good enough”,  “They don’t like me”

Most of us have had negative thoughts like these at some points in our life. But sometimes negative thoughts can start to fill our minds up, and we end up feeling overwhelmed and distressed. As you can imagine, constant negative thinking can lead to problems like worry, rumination, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. It can also have an impact on physical health and our ability to function well in environments such as home, work and social settings. 

I want to clear my mind from negative thoughts – what can I do?

The three different approaches described below may be able to help.