Negative thoughts are not a problem unless we believe them.
On their own, they are powerless, unsubstantiated negative opinions and imaginations.
They gain their power when we give them power. When we hold onto them, collect evidence for them, entertain them, and identify with them.
Letting go of negative thoughts is difficult because we internalized them so early that they feel like facts, and giving them up feels like giving up the truth of who we are.
On the contrary, we often feel as if we need a permission to believe positive, empowering thoughts about ourselves.
They feel like a lie. We think we need a proof that great things about ourselves are true before we believe them.
But we don’t. What we allow in our mind is our responsibility. We get to decide.
And then when we decide, we need to keep clinging onto those intentional thoughts, entertain them, and collect evidence for them. That's how we make your mind a nice place to be.