Overcoming Negative Thoughts


i am a 27 year old girl, due to some incident I was under depression and during that period some negative words and thoughts came to my mind and I use to get restless even now such words frequently keep coming.

How to get rid of it? I am really upset I am not getting confidence and not able to create mood to start new work, sometimes I feel irritiated.

Plz help me sir, I was never like this before there has been great difference in me now. I don’t feel free, plz help me.

—suchitra chavan, india


Dear Suchitra,

We are sorry to hear of the difficulties you are experiencing in your life right now. There are many tools which you can use to pull yourself into a much happier mental and emotional state. If you don’t have a regular practice of daily prayer and meditation, that would be the first place to start. Let us know if you need help with that process.

Next, it would be good for you to begin using positive affirmations as much as possible, to counteract the negative moods or thoughts you are having. This book would help you get started with that process: Affirmations for Self-Healing by Swami Kriyananda.

Being around cheerful, positive, spiritually-minded people will also be a great help to you. Do your best to find people like this and be with them. If you are near an Ananda group or center, this would be a good place to go regularly.

Finally, I would also recommend this really great book to help you boost your corage and confidence: How to have Courage, Calmness and Confidence, and/or our wonderful on-line class called “How to Be Happy All the Time.”