When you acknowledge the people and things in your day that were helpful or appreciated, it can put things back in perspective again and bring you back to center or a more mindful space.
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There are ways to direct your attention in order to regulate your moods and attitudes. It’s not easy to "stop being negative". Instead of stopping thoughts–which is extremely difficult–be conscious of the good times and "mark" them for your memories. This article describes some ways to "bank" those good memories so that you can use them against the bad days. You can focus on those positives rather than expend effort forcing the "bad thoughts" away.
Reminds me of The Giver by Lois Lowry.