Conquer Negative Thinking

Sometimes we're our own worst enemies. Here's how to turn your inner critic around. Cover image: Andrew Eccles

Are Negative Thoughts Ruining Your Life?

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
How we think about our problems can be our biggest cause of distress

You Are More-Than, Not Less-Than, You Think

By Michael J Formica MS, MA, EdM
Changing the habits of the mind

The Importance of Decreasing Negative Influencers

By Karolyn A. Gazella
We can re-wire our internal emotional landscape

What to Say When You Talk to Yourself

By Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D.
How to feel better by thinking better

Five Strategies To Help Stop Overthinking

By Sophia Dembling
When you're spinning your wheels, try these thoughts.

How to be Grateful when there’s nothing to be grateful for

By Madora Kibbe
How to be Grateful when there’s nothing to be grateful for

The Most Dangerous Word in the World

By Andrew Newberg, M.D. and Mark Waldman
This word can damage both the speaker’s and listener’s brain!

6 Ways to Become More Positive Today

By Gregory L. Jantz Ph.D.
Perspective is destiny. Here's how to improve yours.

Overwhelmed by Negative Emotions? Try Radical Acceptance

By Susan Biali M.D.
Accepting difficult situations without judgment can help you survive the moment.

Negativity is Like Second-Hand Smoke

By Marilyn Price-Mitchell Ph.D.
Help yourself and young people breathe "yes" into life

6 Reasons You Shouldn't Let Troubles Get You Down

By Peg Streep
Why negative events hit us so hard, and how we can bounce back.

Dealing with Negative People

By Raj Raghunathan Ph.D.
Why Dealing with Others’ Negativity May Involve Dealing with Your Own Negativity

Is There a Negative “Dog” in Your House?

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
How being more positive can save your relationship.

Turn Your Fears Into Fuel

By Rod Judkins M.A., RCA
Action transforms anxiety into energy

Be Happy -- Just Think Negative Thoughts!!

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.
Are pessimists actually happier than optimists?

How to Let Go of Negative Thoughts & Emotions: Self-Blame

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
How to Stop Blaming Yourself and Move On

3 Ways to Stop Imagining the Worst

By Meg Selig
Assuming catastrophes are coming holds you back. Here's how to move ahead.

More Questions About the Inner Critic

By Margalis Fjelstad Ph.D., LMFT
How does the inner critic develop and how can we get it under control?

You Yearn For Progress In Your Life. Now What?

By Russ Gerber
Don't underestimate the power at hand to clear away whatever obstructs progress.

Stop Fighting Your Negative Thoughts

By Barbara Markway Ph.D.
7 ways to defuse negative thoughts

The Blues Is Depression. Should You Treat It With Pills?

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
If you have an inner critic, end your depression and the critic may go quiet.