5 Ways to Reduce Negative Thoughts


Are you tired of being a negative person? Do you struggle to see the positive in your everyday life? Do you find yourself always in a bad mood or thinking the worst of others or even yourself?

You’re not alone. 

While everyone has negative thoughts now and then, chronic negative thinking is one of the biggest causes of depression, anxiety and more. Of course, there are real conditions that affect your brain chemistry and require professional medical attention, but for many, just making just a few small adjustments to your day can make a significant difference.

The truth is, negative thinking is habitual, just like brushing your teeth every morning, or drinking a glass of water when you wake up. At Pavlok, we’re constantly studying the science of habit change and we’ve discovered several actionable tips and strategies to help reduce negative thinking and improve your overall outlook on life.

Again, we don’t pretend to be a doctor, but having helped thousands of people around the world improve their habits, we’ve learned a thing or two along the way.

Here are a five tips to help you reduce negative thinking even if you feel like you’ve tried everything.

1. Hang Around Positive People

Before you shake your head and say “thank you, captain obvious,” it’s important to take a quick audit of your social circle.

Is your social life (aka family and friends) draining your energy or do they challenge and push you to be the best you can be?

Of course, your social circle is only part of the equation, but if your friends and family are always bringing you down, it’s incredibly tough to overcome your negative thoughts and beliefs.

2. Reduce Your News Consumption

We’re not suggesting you transform to into a hermit and ignore the often harsh realities of the world, but the truth is, the news is designed to make you anxious and depressed (it gets clicks after all).

Instead of checking your latest news source or social media network, replace it with reading an interesting book or going for a run.

This simple tweak alone will go a long way in helping you fight those negative thoughts and increase your chances of success.

3. Start a Gratitude Journal

One of the best ways to reduce your negative thoughts is to train yourself to look for the positive!

The easiest way to do this is to start a gratitude journal where you write 2-3 positive things that happened to you each day. Over time you’ll start to notice things you might not otherwise have seen.

Do this for a month straight and we promise you’ll be in a much better position than when you started.

4. Talk to Your Doctor

When you’re caught in a “negative spiral” many of the above tips and tricks might seem pointless. Again, negative thinking for some individuals is a real medical condition, and it always makes sense to get an opinion (or two) from a medical professional you trust.

We’re not suggesting you NEED medication to fix your negative thinking, but it’s important you get a holistic view of your situation.

5. Try the Pavlok System

While the steps above will most certainly be helpful in reducing your habitual negative chatter, Pavlok has helped thousands of people around the world improve their habits and negative thoughts through our breakthrough wearable device.

You can use the Pavlok to not only become aware of your negative thinking patterns but rewire your brain to reduce those dark thoughts. For example, every time you have a negative thought coming on, simply u Pavlok to give yourself a shock.

Do this as much as you feel comfortable, and over time, you’ll reduce your negative thoughts little by little. Of course, Pavlok won’t make you superhuman, but it’ll bring you pretty darn close.


If you’re wanting to reduce your negative thoughts, and give yourself the best chance to say goodbye to negative thinking for good, order your Pavlok today.

Imagine no longer having your day ruined by one small event or waking up optimistic about your future and your life.

It’s time to stop imagining. With a combination of a few small tweaks and taking action today, you can begin to transform your habits for the better.


Pavlok harnesses the power of aversion technology with proven scientific methods and techniques that help millions of people each day conquer their habits and reclaim control of their lives.

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