When you try to stop negative thoughts, you are focusing on what you don't want – negative thoughts – and you will attract an abundance of them. They can never disappear if you are focused on them. The "stop" part is irrelevant – the negative thoughts are your focus. It doesn't matter if you are trying to stop negative thoughts or control them or push them away, the result is the same. Your focus is on negative thoughts, and by the law of attraction you are inviting more of them to you.
The truth is always simple and it is always easy. To stop negative thoughts, just plant good thoughts! Deliberately plant good thoughts! You plant good thoughts by making it a daily practice to appreciate all the things in your day. Appreciate your health, your car, your home, your family, your job, your friends, your surroundings, your meals, your pets, and the magnificent beauty of the day. Compliment, praise, and give thanks to all things. Every time you say "Thank you" it is a good thought! As you plant more and more good thoughts, the negative thoughts will be wiped out. Why? Because your focus is on good thoughts, and what you focus on you attract."
So I realized that this week is going to be one of the most stressful weeks I'm going to have - but then I read this message from "The Secret" and then read my horoscope yesterday: You may be experiencing a challenging period now. But don't curse your current circumstances, because they will ultimately pave the way for a great opportunity that should open up for you in the very near future. Even though you may be facing some difficulties now, this is a time to express your gratitude for all the small blessings you probably take for granted. The more you realize how wonderful your life is even now, the better it will become."
I don't think it could be more dead on. These two messages really link a lot and opened my eyes to be honest. Instead of thinking how hard this week is going to be, I started thinking about all the wonderful things that are going to happen this week. I made a list and suddenly have started to feel better about everything.
Working on being positive can definitely be a process, but the more you keep up with it, the more good things will come your way. You just feel better and happier. It actually rubs off on others as well.
Final note: This week is going to be amazing. I am going to be successful in whatever I put my mind to. Things are going to work out in my favor. I will learn a lot and gain a lot. Worrying will leave my mind as of right now. Good things; good thoughts only. This week is going to be amazing.