It’s much easier to tell someone else to be optimistic when facing hard times than it is to apply the same philosophy to your own life. When things go wrong, all you want to do is put on sweatpants and marathon an entire season of FRIENDS on Netflix to drown out your deepest sorrows.
Negative thoughts creep into our minds whether things have hit absolute rock bottom or you’re just having a rough day. Regardless, you don’t have to let your dreary circumstances interfere with the way you think about your future.
Here are five common negative thoughts we often internalize, and how to turn them into more positive ones.