Learning to be more positive is highly recommended. According to many experts, what you experience in life is a result of your thoughts and attitudes. There is a clear connection between positive thinking and better health, and there are many tips for the path to a more positive everyday life.
Having a positive attitude does not mean that you neglect reality and think that everything will always be in order. It means that you accept reality as it is and focus optimistically on the future.
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Stress Reduction – Think Healthy
When you focus on a positive mindset, the chances of coping with different situations in life increases. There is a saying that goes; Adversity gives strength, which is very true. It is important to focus on the fact that there will always be light at the end of the tunnel, even though the road there may be bumpy and rough.
It is a known fact that positive thoughts reduces stress. Studies have shown that people with a positive mindset have a much lower level of stress in their daily lives. When you face challenges in life, and have learned to think positively, you see faster solutions to problems than those with a more negative and pessimistic mindset.
Mental stress can lead to physical pain, and one should, as far as possible, avoid stress. It can manifest itself both on internal organs, and on muscles and joints. Many people go around with chronic headaches due to muscle tension, which has arisen due to prolonged stress.
There are many ways to learn how to be more positive and reduce stress. There is a large selection of literature, training and courses in this area. It is a very interesting subject, which should have been much more focused on in schools.
Goal Achievements in Life – Have Faith in Yourself
Positive people have an easier time achieving their personal and professional goals in life. The path to these goals becomes both easier and more fun by keeping your mind positive, and having faith in yourself.
At work, this means an incredible amount as employers tend to prefer positive people. Self-confidence and self-esteem will naturally be better in positive people than in those with a negative mindset.
How about a little self-training on the road to a simpler and more positive everyday life? Give yourself a few small tests, and practice these daily over a long period, so that they eventually become a habit.
Three ideas to start with:
- Smile – Try to smile at strangers. You might just make their day
- Turn your mind – Think: “This day will be good”, instead of: “Another stressful day at the office…”
- Choice of friends – Choose the positive friends instead of the negative ones. Behavior is easy to adopt.
Positive Actions – Personal Satisfaction
We humans depend on recognition and confirmation that we reach out. Being able to give of oneself to others, and make a difference in other people’s lives, often gives us an enormous sense of satisfaction.
These actions do not have to be of the big ones, it may be enough to just sit down and have a chat with someone you do not usually talk to. Or it can be as simple as saying something positive to each and every person you meet on a particular day.
It’s easy to feel good when you see that you have managed to make a difference in someone else’s life. This will be able to help create a positive mindset in oneself, and will automatically increase self-esteem.
Here are a few examples of different things one can do for others:
- Tell someone you appreciate them
- Bake something good and go on surprise visits
- Invite someone who needs it to dinner
- Surprise the family with a good breakfast
It is only the imagination that sets the limits for how we can make a difference in other people`s lives, and at the same time achieve a good feeling with oneself. It`s often the tiny things in everyday life that can make the day easier for others, and that way make a big difference – both for ourselves and the person we are doing something good for.
Positive Meditation – Eliminate the Negative Emotions
Many people begin meditation by sitting still, focusing on the breath and clearing away all thoughts. Positive meditation, on the other hand, does not involve a person who thinks about nothing, but instead involves focusing on happiness, love, joy and other positive feelings in life.
Some people clear their minds of all negative emotions, just as others would clear away all thoughts before other types of meditation, and then focus exclusively on positive ideas.
The purpose of this type of meditation is typically to eventually eliminate all negative emotions and thoughts from the mind. An absolute removal of all negative thoughts and feelings is of course not possible, nor reasonable. The goal of positive meditation is first and foremost to give a somewhat greater control over one’s own emotions.
Positive meditation can be used, for example, to learn to control fear, eliminate fear or achieve something that can be hindered by fear or doubt. There are some studies that indicate that positive meditation can lead to positive psychological and physiological results. Examples of this can be overcoming phobias, social anxiety and panic disorders. In more extreme cases, this may not be enough and medical help is needed. Ongoing positive meditation can have beneficial effects on physical health, as positive emotions and thoughts can lead to the release of chemicals in the body that help fight disease and improve health.
Choose Your Way
Today we are in a situation where there is an ongoing pandemic on a world basis. Covid-19 has changed the way we live now for many months. These days it is extra important to keep a positive focus, and make the best of the situation we find ourselves in.
It is also extremely important to take extra good care of each other – we are strong together!
There are countless ways to learn how to be more positive, and it is important to start with the small things – the small changes. One must not set too high goals, as this can quickly lead to one feeling hopeless and as result make one give up. Have sober goals. As the small sub-goals are achieved, it is time to move on to new sub-goals and then, finally, the larger main goals.
How about making a bucket list? Fill in things you want to achieve, but remember, create goals that are possible to achieve, and then experience the good feeling it gives when these are checked off the list. I know I will make myself a bucket list, and I’m going to share it with you all here at my website in time. Until then, I wish you all a positive week, and hope you found some inspiration from my first article.
Take care and stay positive.