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How to Change Negative Thought Patterns

Negative thoughts that crowd your mind can be a daily struggle and this internal battle can be very destructive.

If you have dealt with addiction or mental health struggles, then you are probably no stranger to negative thought patterns and how they can enable unhealthy behaviors. This harsh inner critic can get the best of you, causing you to worry and panic, leading to destructive actions. But, you can combat negative thoughts.

There are ways to be mindful of negative thoughts and you can combat the constant influx of negative thinking on your own to reframe the situation. Many people do not realize how powerful the mind really is. Our mental health addiction treatment experts at Faith in Recovery explain exactly how to get out of the unhealthy pattern of thinking. It’s possible to live a more fulfilled life when you are at peace and when you can cultivate positive thinking, and our faith-based treatment center can help.

Pay Attention to your Thoughts

Don’t try to avoid what’s really going on. Take the time to analyze your thinking patterns to assess if they are more negative than positive. A repetitive negative thinking style can simply be changed by taking the time to break this cycle. If you notice that these negative thoughts keep coming up, take a step back and regroup before you act on something negative. Take a problem-solving approach by engaging in a healthy behavior that makes you feel good to combat the negative energy.

Decision-Making Skills

We often find ourselves constantly overthinking, which can lead to indecisiveness and a continual state of worry. You can reframe a situation by setting a deadline for yourself when it comes time to make a decision. Focus on the future and don’t look back when you make a decision, stick to your decisions. Negative thoughts can be a result of overthinking and it’s important to learn how to make a decision that seems right in the moment and grow from it even if you make a mistake.

If you experience negative thoughts that lead to unhealthy behavior such as substance abuse, the treatment experts at our faith-based treatment center are here to help you manage your emotions in recovery and overcome your struggles. Contact us today at 888-280-4763.


Faith in Recovery will heal you from any addiction. We provide faith-based treatment, so you can connect to God while recovering. Contact us today at 888-280-4763 to learn more about our customized addiction treatment services.