It’s not always easy to always keep a positive outlook with a smile on your face and
accepting whatever life throws at you, especially in these times where the void in
life because of the loss of loved ones seems to be much greater than taking care of
your own health. We believe that as easy as it is to fall in a slump of negativity, it is
just as easy to come out of it; better, if not the same. Sometimes all one needs is a
direction, a guide, a way that seems blurry sometimes. We will always be there to
show you and guide you but it will always be you who’ll have to make your way
through life. This is where positive thinking plays a great role and positive thinking
can be defined as positive imagery, positive day-to-day talk with your own self, or
Where positive thinking has the power to lift mood, a single negative thought has
the power to bring down your mood and spirit for the rest of the day ahead.
1. Start The Day RIGHT
“YOU GOT THIS!!”, “IT WILL BE A GOOD DAY”, “I AM GOING TO NAIL IT
TODAY!”, do not be fooled, the person saying these phrases has slept through 3
alarms got late for the important meeting, heard an earful from their boss, and all in
all had a very bad start to their morning but you didn’t think that now did you?
This is what positive affirmations do to you, no matter what happens starting off the
day with an “I AM GOING TO MAKE THIS DAY MY BI****!” The vibe really makes a huge
difference because what you present to the universe comes back to you, if you
keep a positive forefront it’ll be more than likely to have a good day (after the nagging
form your boss or client) ahead.
2. Transform Negative INTO Positive
It’s very easy to talk down to oneself because the one that is supposed to protect
you from these negative (and not true) ideas is actually the one saying these things.
Imagine your best friend, sister, or someone quite special to you saying these
things to themselves in front of you, would you stop them? Of course, you would,
you love that person, and witnessing them saying such bad things about themselves
would break your heart. Now if you would do this for someone else why not for
Next time a negative thought crosses your mind you change its interpretation, “I
don’t look good today, because I look awesome today!” (which you do BTW).
3. Find The Good In All!
It’s the small things that matter. I remember I was in sixth grade, I had just entered
my class and was going towards my seat when I noticed that everybody had a
candy in their hands and by the time reached my seat I noticed one waiting for me at my seat, with a handwritten note stuck to it, it read, ”Keep spreading positivity wherever you go, good morning!” And I remember it clear as day, I was smiling as I read that and then our homeroom teacher came in and told us that it was, in fact, her that left these treats for us, believe me when I say this that sweet gesture turned my day around. That incident still has the power to bring a smile to my face, but it had the weight to change my entire day.
4. Laugh Out Loud
Once a great person said,” I’m not so good with advice, can I interest you in a
sarcastic comment?” I think he was on to something because nailing humor in
your darkest moments is a symbol of great strength (and a good set of funny
bones). What I’ve learned in life is to make bad decisions, bad choices because those
will probably make a good story for a laugh later. And if someone after your great joke says that “oh God! You need therapy”, go ahead and say “no honey I need a mimosa!”
5. Words Make the Man
Little changes in your language can change the way you think and how you act.
Whenever someone greets you and asks how you’re doing, do you answer with
“fine” or “not too bad”? Think about just what this language is communicating to
others… and yourself.
I always answer with “great,” “fantastic,” or “amazing.” Not only does this remind me
that life really is great, but it usually helps the other person shift toward a positive
attitude as well.
Also, take some time to look at the way your inner voice talks to you. Is that
language positive or negative? If it’s overly critical or negative, it may be time to tap
into some mindfulness meditation in order to shift your inner critic to an inner
6. Become A Feel-Good Person
Don’t you feel great when you receive a compliment from someone else? Well, if
you want to receive more, then start giving them out and watch what happens to
the people around you.
If you don’t feel like writing a letter, send a nice text to someone who recently
helped you out, or send an email thanking your colleague for always helping you.
As Ms. Divya Aggarwal says, “ Give credit wherever due, that’s the most
honorable thing you can do.”
7. Surround Yourself With Positive People
I cannot emphasize on this fact enough that YOU ARE THE SUM TOTAL OF THE
FIVE PEOPLE, you spend the most time with. It's only natural to pick up their
lifestyle, goals, habits, and mental attitude. Be mindful of your mental
neighborhood. Be picky of the people around you because they shape you.
8. Recharge Your Batteries
One key to adopting a positive attitude is to take time off and rejuvenate. This might
mean taking a few hours on the weekend to read a positive book or taking a few
weeks for a holiday. Having a day set aside as a “sabbatical day” rejuvenates you, where you simply switch off from the outside world and spend time doing things you love.
These tips will surely help you start an entropy change in your mindset. Remember, our mind is always filled with both negative and positive thoughts and our mindset is the sum total of the thoughts we feed, positive or negative. The decision is yours.
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