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I'm constantly thinking negatively watch

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    Throughout much of my life, most notably in the past couple of years or so (I'm 18 by the way), I have loads of negative thoughts and few (if any) positive ones. Anything I do, achieve or whatever, I always look at the negative side and I find it scary how easily I can criticise something or someone (normally me).

    Why am I like this? When I go to university, I don't want to appear as some sort of sour individual who doesn't like anything and is never happy. This thinking process is ingrained in my and I want to get rid of it :mad2: Please help me!
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    Have you ever considered just stopping it?

    It probably is that simple. You've formed a bad habbit and you need to change the habit. So progressively stop yourself from doing it.
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    I used to be like that. I don't know if I consciously changed it or it changed itself, but I got so fed up with everything that in the end it just had to change.

    It used to be so bad that I was practically ill from anxiety. I don't know why it changed, but I guess if you really think about how you don't like how it makes you feel/seem, then you don't HAVE TO continue doing it (:
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    Find things that you can be positive about in your life - like maybe a new hobby, following a secret dream, or even just meeting with friends.
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    I'm the same - I can rarely think of anything good about my life/appearance etc, and am my own strongest critic about anything I do - nothing is ever good enough. I get uncomfortable in many social situations and assume that nobody will want to listen to what I've got to say, meaning I say very little and just get classed as "the quiet one" who subsequently is ignored and forgotten about. I hate being like this and it doesn't exactly make life easy, but I've been this way so long I'm not sure I'll be able to change before I get to uni.
 
 
 
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