Positive thinking is sometimes presented as the answer to all life’s challenges. This, of course, is nonsense. Still, positive thinking has an impact on our minds and maybe even on our bodies.
Here are a few tips that can help you to think positively or more positively
Positive thinking tips
- The way you start your morning sets the tone for the whole day. Start each day with a positive goal or praise yourself for doing something specific.
- When you surround yourself with positive people, you have little room for negative thoughts.
- Spend time on uplifting activities. Sing, dance, and enjoy the life you have now.
- Pay attention to your thoughts; you are more likely to have negative experiences if you think negative thoughts.
- Pay attention to what you read because words have a direct influence on how you feel. The same goes for the words you speak. They can be powerful allies or destructive enemies.
- Even in the most challenging times, you can always find a little humor. Find it. Enjoy it. Remember it.
- Things happen. You have the choice to dwell on the negative or turn it into a positive lesson.
- Turn on a different channel. Whether it’s music or television, find an uplifting station, and your mood will instantly improve.
- Laugh often. It releases endorphins and serotonin, making you feel better.
- Set goals. Celebrate when you achieve one. No goal is too small to celebrate. No success is too small to encourage you.
- Take responsibility for your life. You are not a victim. Stop making excuses. A better life begins with your decision to make it.
- If you don’t want to get up early in the morning, change your thinking patterns and expectations. Expect and watch for something miraculous to happen.
- Negative thought patterns can wreak havoc in your life. Interrupt thoughts by taking a deep breath or stretching when you see them come to mind.
- Positive thoughts can be beneficial and uplifting. But if you couple your positive thinking with unrealistic, unattainable expectations, you will be disappointed with the result. So keep your expectations realistic.
- Develop your positive, growth mindset with one word: “Yes, you can.” This small, encouraging word is potent. If you don’t achieve a goal when you want to, it doesn’t mean you’ve failed. You just haven’t achieved it…. yet. Not yet.
- Research shows that thinking too positively about your success can reduce your motivation to work towards your goal. But, of course, if you overdo it with positive thinking, it can backfire.
- When you imagine your future success, make sure it is not a fantasy version. One study found that the most optimistic future fantasies predicted poor performance. Do not confuse your fantasies with reality.
No matter what you face, don’t forget if you’re positive, positivity will find you and embrace you. ~ Widad Akreyi