One of the most powerful recognized tools to reverse negative thought patterns is gratitude. It may sound cheesy, but the more you use it, you will start noticing the enhancement in your life. Gratitude and joy go hand in hand and it takes practice. You will experience less anxiety and be more content.
-Every morning, write down 5 things you’re grateful for. They can be as small or big as you wish. This will help instill an “abundance mentality”, focusing on everything you have, instead of everything you don’t have.
-Explore people who are less fortunate than you. You can volunteer somewhere like a homeless shelter, or watch sad documentaries. Research has shown that this actually can increase our gratitude when we are exposed to people who are less fortunate than us- since we are reminded of the little things we have that others don’t.