There are a lot of things you’re feeling pretty great about—that delicious (and incredibly easy) curry recipe you found, that overwater bungalow vacay you booked, reconnecting with your long lost college friend. But sometimes, all these positives can turn to dust when your mind starts racing with thoughts you know you shouldn’t be giving a voice to—well, that recipe’s easy, anyone can make it. Going on vacation probably makes me seem lazy at work. Why did I say that stupid thing to my friend at dinner?
These unsubstantiated judgements are toxic thoughts, bubbling to the surface and making you second-guess yourself over things you shouldn’t, causing stress and anxiety. Letting go of these toxic thoughts and replacing them with healthier alternatives will help get you to a more positive state of mind that will give you a better quality of life. It’s not always easy to change our thinking, but it is worth it.