30 Tips on How to Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success

Please do not allow spiral thoughts to destroy your happiness. Credit: Shutterstock

29. Stop the “Thought Spirals”

When we start to think about negative things, one bad thought can lead to another. This will keep going and going until we have dug ourselves a pit of despair. If you struggle with anxiety and depression, you already know exactly what this is like. Instead of allowing the thought spirals to take control of your thoughts, take a step back and learn to recognize when it is happening. As soon as you see it coming on, take a deep breath. Try to clear your mind and think happy thoughts, instead. By simply identifying and recognizing a thought spiral, it can help so much to not ruin your entire day.