Neutralize Negatives

We are so entrenched in our thoughts that we sometimes need to work incrementally. Try to replace “I hate (fill in the blank)” with “I love (fill in the blank with the same thing).” Seems next to impossible, doesn’t it? One of the easiest ways to neutralize a negative thought or belief is to state a nonjudgmental observation of what is happening. Later, replace the observation with a more positive spin. (Example: Instead of “I’m freezing!,” neutralize it with “The weather has gotten suddenly cold.” or “The wind feels strong.” or “I am more comfortable if I put on something warm.”)

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