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negativitiyEveryone experiences negative thoughts. Days don’t go as planned, we have fights or arguments, or we do not do well in an activity, and then suddenly we find ourselves drowning in negativity. For many people, these thoughts go away after a little while. For others, it is difficult to escape from negative thoughts. It is when these negative thoughts begin to affect daily life that we begin to want to work through possible underlying challenges or trauma. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you work through negative thoughts. 

Acknowledge Your Feelings

Many of us struggle to fully accept what we are feeling. Sometimes it is easier not to acknowledge how we feel. When we do that, however, we fail to work through the trauma that is affecting us. Stop to acknowledge your feelings, where they are coming from, and those involved in those feelings. 

Write It Down

Some people benefit from writing down their thoughts. Journals can be an excellent tool for expression and creativity. Journaling every day can also help you notice patterns and triggers that may affect you without you fully realizing it. 

Focus on Positive Self-Talk

How you speak to yourself dramatically affects your mental health and overall well-being. Focus on positivity, your strengths, and your goals. Try positive affirmations every morning to help remind yourself of your worth and growth. You may be surprised at how much your mindset changes when you are mindful of your self-talk. 

Break the Rumination

Rumination is when thoughts circulate in our minds. Like a record, they keep repeating, playing over and over. We all experience this. However, for some people, it happens far more often and affects daily life. Try to break up your routine and, in turn, break away from the ruminating negative thoughts. 


Negative thoughts have a way of totally consuming us if we let them. Everyone experiences these thoughts, and everyone needs to learn how to best work through them. We are all different and require different tools and skills to face our challenges. Here at The Guest House, we are a group of professionals with extensive experience helping individuals face mental health, trauma, or addiction challenges. We understand that everyone is on a unique journey, and we are ready to help you on yours. Call us today to learn more about our different treatment options and how we can support you at (855) 483-7800