I'll admit that I still have some work to do in this area. I have my days when I catch those negative thoughts floating around in my mind. However, they have become few and far between because I began practicing positive thoughts (among other things) consistently.
The key word here is practice. I'm not going to tell you that you're going to change overnight - especially if you have had limiting beliefs for many years. In my case, I had beliefs that went back as far as 10-years-old, if not younger.
Now I've implemented a practice of these three things to get rid of negative thoughts/energy:
1. I listen to Abraham-Hicks - Do a search for "Abraham-Hicks" on YouTube and you'll come across a myriad of videos. The bottom-line message that Abraham-Hicks teaches is: Get into "The Vortex" and then do what you need to do. What she means is to get happy. Go into a place of feeling better. When I listen to Abraham-Hicks, especially her money rampage, I feel so good.
Of course, there are many other inspirational speakers out there who you can listen to in order to feel more inspired. I also love to listen to Wayne Dyer speak. I've been to two of his seminars which were phenomenal. You can find him on YouTube too. If you're on Twitter you can also follow him (@drwaynewdyer) for inspirational tweets.
2. I listen to subliminal or hypnosis recordings - What many people don't know is that the subconscious mind is very powerful. My way of looking at it is that the subconscious mind is "where God resides". Whatever you feed your subconscious mind fuels your thoughts and actions.
I've built up a huge playlist of mp3s that I listen to everyday before I go to bed and first thing when I wake up. Most of the mp3s I have are about attracting abundance, but you can find a mp3 on just about any topic. One of the recent additions to my playlist is Billionaire Mind Subliminal Money Attraction (feat. Music By Kevin Macleod).
3. I use EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) - I just started implementing this as a practice this past year when I met Stephanie Tran. EFT may seem weird at first (tapping on your body gets rid of negative energy and limiting beliefs?!), but I've always said, "Don't knock it til you try it."
One of my friends who went through depression and sometimes has episodes of anxiety did not believe me when I told her that EFT would help her. For months I told her about my positive experiences as a result of EFT, but she just recently told me that she didn't really believe that it would work for her....until she finally tried it out. Now she's raving about how much better she feels.
Prime Example of What Happens When You Don't Clear Negative Energy
It's interesting that I would write this post today because I had a very challenging day that involved a great deal of negativity. Now that I reflect back, I actually did not do my morning ritual of listening to uplifting audios because I overslept a little and had to get on a teleconference. Right before I got on the call someone calls me and I answer thinking it was going to be a quick conversation. Well, to make a long story short, I end up in an argument with this person.
Although I didn't let the conversation bother me too much (at least I didn't think it did), I could feel that my body was tense throughout the day...and I ended up snapping at my fiance. Then I fell behind on my "To Do" list for the day...
As you can see, negative energy can spiral out of control.
I think that after I had the argument on the phone this morning, I should have meditated and gone through my regular morning ritual. That would have put me in a better mood and cleared that negativity. Instead, I went through the day in a somewhat ok mood.
So, this is what works for me...
There are many other things you can do to get rid of negative thoughts like keeping a gratitude journal or writing down positive affirmations. These are just the three things I've been doing that works for me. If you do implement these techniques, I'd love to know how they're working for you.
Do you have any other tips to get rid of negative thoughts?