How To Stop Negative Thoughts From Bringing You Down, As Explained By Science

Don't worry, be happy.

Here's the bad news: Humans have an average of 40,000 to 60,000 negative thoughts a day. But there's good news: You can change that. 

Here's how: Happify, a site that uses science and research to help people lead happier and more fulfilling lives, did the scientific legwork and discovered ways to kick those negative thoughts to the curb. For example, seeing bad experiences as fleeting can help minimize the negative thoughts from taking over your brain. And trying to see the good in the situation helps, too.

The graphic below details more ways to turn those negative thoughts into postive ones. So repeat after us: Don't worry, be happy.



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