Is there anything more disappointing than sharing exciting news with a good friend and being met with a negative response?
For example, say you finally decided to make that huge career change you’ve dreamed about forever. When you break the news, he says, “Really? Why would you do that? You’re really going to stunt your career growth if you switch paths this late in the game.” And just like that, your excitement diminishes and you start second-guessing your decision.
Negative thoughts can be toxic—whether they come from external sources or from within your own mind. (And man, can your mind go to dark places!) The good news is you have the power to change the way you think.
Abby works in health education and prevention at a university in Washington, DC. When she’s not trying to make the world a healthier place, you can find her taking selfies with her cat (Mildred Meow Meow), hunting down the city's best grilled cheese, or zipping through the city on her bike, named Libby. Say hi on Twitter.More from this Author