I’ve been looking to eliminate negativity in my life and be more positive. I have made some solid progress throughout the past year by not reading anything political, almost eliminating Facebook (which has a LOT of negativity), and trying to avoid news that I know will upset me. But as many good ideas I have, it’s a lot harder to implement than I thought.
One of the ideas I’ve had was anytime I think of something negative about someone or see someone that I dislike, to think two positive aspects of that person instead. This works great when I think of doing this, and it can be shocking how hard it is to think of positive aspects of a person, which shows how poisoned my thoughts have become. But it’s really hard, in the heat of the moment, to do this.
Does anyone have any tips on how to implement things to stop thinking badly of others, and to be more positive? Or any books to read. It doesn’t have to be religious tips, although I have found St. Josemaria Escriva’s “The Way” to be helpful.