10 Ways of Overcoming Negative Thinking [Scientific Research]

Sara | AbstractedCollective
2 min readOct 23, 2020


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I used to be a pretty melancholic and emotionally volatile person in the past, prone to dark, depressing negative thoughts.

I’d think the worst of a person or situation which resulted in me either not taking any action or jumping to the wrong conclusions about someone.

Having negative thought cycles also meant that I tended to talk myself into staying in crappy situations with toxic people. I just didn’t have the barometer to tell when something or someone was right for me or not.

Back then, I also had little to no clue what I should do with the negative thoughts swirling around in my head. I’d usually let it get so out of hand, I’d end up becoming a complete emotional wreck.

Over the years, I’ve started to write out my negative train of thoughts — a habit which I somehow unknowingly picked up as I was getting so exhausted from the drama going on in my head. And I’ve found this method to be incredibly therapeutic and soothing.

I could organise my thoughts better and usually felt much better after writing it all down. As I tend to be someone who analyses my feelings, writing it down also meant that I could then pinpoint the source of my dark thoughts — and that made me feel so much better.

Writing down your thoughts is just one exercise that you can do in overcoming your negative thinking. Check out the 10 most effective methods you can use to overcome negative thinking in this episode right here.

Which method is your fav?

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Originally published at https://abstractedcollective.com on October 23, 2020.



Sara | AbstractedCollective

I write about relationships, personal growth and mental health. Dreamer. Tea addict. Researcher. https://abstractedcollective.com/home