Over the past few years, I have been practicing positivity in my life to the fullest. And, I truly think the power of positive thinking has changed my life for the better.
Everyone feels negative or sad occasionally no matter how great life can be. Those bad or sad times can completely take over a person’s life and negatively impact them, too. It may make you feel like everything is impossible, that everyone hates you, that you should give up, and more.
My life isn’t perfect, and I understand that no one else’s life is perfect either. Everyone has something that may make them sad, angry, helpless, or scared, and I understand how in some circumstances it can be quite difficult to see the power of positive thinking.
However, no matter how bad life may seem, I believe that having a positive outlook on everything can truly help a person persevere through tough times.
The power of positive thinking may help you:
- Find another option or route
- Feel motivated, so that you can keep on pushing
- Move on from your past mistakes
- Convince yourself that you can improve your situation (career, financial, family, etc.)
- Reach for your goals
- Be happier
I try to remind myself that being negative is just a WASTE OF TIME. Being negative can waste your time in that you dwell on the little things, you don’t look for the good in things, you live in regret, you think about things you shouldn’t be thinking about, and more.
You will be much happier and more successful if you forget the negative and stick to the positive.
Being more positive will potentially improve your financial situation, career situation, life, and everything else.
Here are my tips so you can begin practicing positivity in your life and learn about the power of positive thinking:
Smiling is contagious! Studies have even proven that smiling can improve your mood. Even if you have to force a smile, just do it.
Smile at the next person you pass, smile when you’re talking on the phone, smile when your loved one comes home, and more.
Spend less time dwelling on the negative
Negative thoughts can sometimes completely take over a person. You may think about something negative for days, weeks, or even longer, whereas positive events usually aren’t thought about as long or enough.
Next time you find yourself thinking in a negative way, you should stop and think about whether or not spending your time thinking that way will actually help. I’m going to guess it won’t help you at all, so stop!
Instead, think about the positive, and go on with your life.
Be thankful for what you have
Next time you are down in the dumps about something negative in your life, I suggest you try to remember all of the positive and good in your life. This is the power of positive thinking at its best.
You may be thankful for your family, friends, job, a past experience, opportunities, and more.
Thinking about everything you are thankful for can make something negative seem very trivial. You may even laugh at yourself for being so negative!
Find something good in a bad experience
There may even be some good in a bad experience, even though it can be hard to think about the positive while you are experiencing something negative.
Through the power of positive thinking you can use a bad experience to learn something new about yourself, to realize you made a mistake, to come up with a new plan you never thought of before, and more.
Taking the negative and turning it into a learning experience can help prevent a negative situation from happening again. Or, maybe next time you’ll be more prepared!
Spend more time with positive people
There are negative and positive people out there. Negative people tend to attract other negative people, and positive people tend to attract other positive people.
I’m not saying you should completely exclude everyone who is negative in your life, but you do have the option to find more positive people to surround yourself with.
You may want to think about how a person that makes you feel horrible, negative, or unwanted fits into your life and whether or not you should change this.
Help others see the positive
You can become happier by making other people happy. While that may sound weird and possibly even a little selfish, if everyone is a little happier from it, then why not? The power of positive thinking should be spread to as many people as possible!
Give someone a compliment, send out cards to those you love, hold the door open for someone, say hello to everyone, and more!
Related: 58 Random Acts Of Kindness
This is one of the positive thinking exercises you must do, no matter what. No matter how bad things are you should try to think about the positive things going on in your life. Think about how you can improve your life and how you are in charge.
Do you practice positivity in your life? What do you think of the power of positive thinking?