Positive thinking is not a myth and is a concept that can help change the trajectory of one’s life. Thinking positively can help eliminate stress and help you see the bigger picture. It is no secret that life happens and things beyond our control show up from time to time, so it is not a suggestion to go through life blind and naïve. Choosing to be positive and adopting “the half-glass full approach” can help you see things from a lighter perspective and change the world around you.
And, by shifting our thoughts to think good and immediately kick negative thinking out at the beginning of the thought will benefit us. Thinking positively requires for you to believe that the best will happen and not focus on the worst. Our minds are so powerful. Our thoughts become actual things. What you breed in your mind will come to fruition.
One way to get more in tune with being positive is starting with how you speak to yourself. This is one area that I had to work on diligently. When things would go array in my personal life, I would somehow turn the negative situation back on me and tell myself how stupid I was, or how I could have done something better, yada yada. When I seriously wanted to change my own life, I had to develop healthy self-talk.
Here are a few things that will help you improve your positive thinking:
- Surround yourself with other positive people.
Be mindful of who are you spending most of your time conversing with. It is possible that we can become comfortable hanging around the people who always find something to complain about, gossip about other people, and find something ugly to say about almost anything. Today, some people get cozy with self title of being petty or messy and think that is an admirable attribute. Well, it is not, it is more of a detriment and will continue to breed other complaints and negative situations to present themselves. Why add this type of stress when you are on a journey to eliminating it?
Find someone who can uplift and encourage and tends to see the brighter side of things.
- Watch what you say to yourself.
When a negative thought comes to your mind, see it for what it is and immediately replace it with a positive thought. Do this even if you have to see whisper to yourself or say it as loud as you can. You are important so be kind and gentle to yourself. If you find yourself struggling to switch the thought, run a quick list of all of the things that you are thankful for. Remember, thoughts become things. And, you want nothing but good things to come your way.
- Review and recite affirming statements.
Write down a list of positive statements about yourself that you would love to hear someone else say about you. Make these statements present tense and read them as often as you can. Memorize a few of the top ones so you can recite them to yourself in times of need.
I am strong and courageous.
I love my life and all of the good that is coming my way.
I am loved.
My creativity amazes me and opens amazing doors for me.
I am a great speaker.
I am a wonderful person to be around.
As I end the blog here, I want you to sincerely pursue a positive way of thinking. You are reading this because there are some things in your life that you want to change and see improvement. And, just know, it starts with a healthy way of thinking and viewing life. You got this!