Positive anything is better than negative nothing.
Everyone makes mistakes and the busier you are, the more mistakes you will make. The only question is “Do you stay positive and move forward from life’s inevitable ups and downs?” We need to think positively in all situations. But what is positive thinking?
Positive thinking is a mental and emotional attitude that focuses on the bright side of life and expects positive results.
A positive person anticipates happiness, health and success, and believes he or she can overcome any obstacle and difficulty.
Positive thinking is not accepted by everyone. Some, consider it as nonsense, and scoff at people who follow it, but there are a growing number of people, who accept positive thinking as a fact, and believe in its effectiveness. To use it in your life, you need more than just to be aware of its existence. You need to adopt the attitude of positive thinking in everything you do.
Positive thinking always gives positive results. When you are experiencing positive emotions like joy, contentment, and love, you will see more possibilities in your life. The benefits of positive emotions don’t stop after a few minutes of good feelings subside. In fact, the biggest benefit, that positive emotions provide is an enhanced ability to build skills and develop resources to use later in life.
For example: A child who runs around outside, swinging on branches and playing with friends, develops the ability to move athletically (physical skills), the ability to play with others and communicate with a team (social skills), and the ability to explore and examine the world around them (creative skills). In this way, the positive emotions of play and joy prompt the child to build skills that are useful and valuable in everyday life.
What can be done to develop positive thoughts?
- Meditate or do yoga
Yoga will take your focus away from negative thoughts and will bring attention to your breath. Yoga is also very relaxing which helps to ease mind.
It really does help change your mood and relieve stress. It makes us feel lighter because it takes fewer muscles to smile than to frown.
- Surround yourself with positive people.
When you’re stuck in a negative spiral, talk to people who can put things into perspective and won’t feed your negative thinking.
- Change the tone of your thoughts from negative to positive.
For example, instead of thinking, “We are going to have a hard time adjusting to our living situation,” think, “We will face some challenges in our living situation, but we will come up with solutions that we will both be happy with.”
- Don’t play the victim. You create your life—take responsibility.
Do not keep on thinking about any situation and take yourself as victim. Even if our living situation becomes unbearable, there is always a way out.
- Help someone.
Take the focus away from you and do something nice for another person. It will take your mind off of things and will feel better for helping someone else.
- Remember that no one is perfect and let yourself move forward.
Do not pinpoint on others because no one is perfect. Concentrate on your mistakes and try to correct them.
When we sing, we show our feelings and this provides an amazing stress relief.
- List five things that you are grateful for right now.
Being grateful helps appreciate what you already have because what you have will be much more for others they might be lacking this much too…
- Read positive quotes.
Reading positive thoughts helps a lot like this one
Watch your thoughts, they become words.
Watch your words, they become actions.
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your habits, they become your character.
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
Happy positive thinking!
( International Trainer, Motivator & Coach
Edexcel Level – 4 Btec Professional Award ( UK)
ITOL Diploma in Coaching Excellence (UK) )