The 3-Step Process to Moving From Negative to Positive

Have you ever found yourself saying, ‘I wish I could stop thinking… Something’? You know what I mean. You have a thought, a reaction to a situation, a reflex that you wish you didn’t have. It’s more like a habit – this tendency to think negatively. And you wish you could stop. You wish you could think something else, something better, something that would help the situation instead of making it worse.

Changing your thoughts isn’t as hard as it first seems but there’s only one way to do it; the only way to counteract a negative thought is to replace it with a positive one.
If you’re thinking something negative about yourself, you have to start training yourself to think about your positive characteristics instead. If you constantly find fault with a friend, you have to find and focus on what they do right instead of what they do wrong.
And if you’re constantly feeling jealous about your spouse, turns out you should work on learning how to trust yourself instead.
That’s the focus of Michael Cohen’s book, Rethink It – identifying negative, destructive thoughts and replacing them with constructive ones.

 Rethink It is a great book, written in 3 parts:-

  • Become intimate with yourself by identifying your thoughts and triggers. If you don’t know the situation, you won’t know what you need to fix or how to accomplish it. Getting to know yourself is the first step in getting better.
  • Learn to relax and heal negative emotions. This doesn’t have to include new age practice of using candles and yoga. But deep breathing and meditation can be a great method to focus your mind.
  • Change your behavior to change your circumstances. A person who wants to quit smoking eventually has to stop smoking them. Someone who wants to get fit has to start exercising. There’s a threshold that one has to pass over to go move from inactivity to activity. A change in behavior is a necessary final step. The book will show you how to accomplish it.

Michael Cohen is a Cognitive Behavioral Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist with decades of experience healing people with issues and he apparently has a lot of advice about how you can heal yourself.

Rethink It is a great read with lots of practical tips. I enjoyed getting little tidbits to help me learn more about why and how I deal with certain situations and how to have a better experience just by improving my thoughts and attitude.

I received an electronic Advance Readers Copy of Rethink It from NetGalley.com in exchange for an honest review.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. khanmisbah says:

    Awesome !!,!!, this is sooo appreciable and relatable tooo…

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    1. Run Wright says:

      Thanks, Khanmisbah!

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  2. Karen says:

    Love it 🙂 Find something good and dwell on it.

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  3. Love the post, and totally agree!
    Recently I had an experience at one of the events I was doing and something happened right at the beginning that really ticked me off, put me in a bad mood and made my entire crew a little discouraged. But I know they take their lead off me. So I had to walk away for a minute and focus on something else so I could go back and pretend nothing happened. I really wish I had thought at the time to replace it with a positive, but luckily I was able to pretend it didn’t bother me, my crew let it all go and by the end we were all in a great mood and proud of what we had done.
    But you are so right, if we let negative take root, it is not a good thing, love your idea of replacing it with a postive!!!

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  4. Reeanna Lynn says:

    Thank you for the review! I have heard some good things about it from others as well. This is definitely a book I think I would really benefit from. I will have to read it 🙂

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  5. I really love this post – we are the only ones in charge of our decisions and feelings so we have to start small! xo, Biana

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  6. Paul Goddard says:

    If we are to change anything about ourselves, we have to change the way we think about ourselves. “The quality of your thinking determines the quality of your life”

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