Positive thinking plays a huge part in all kinds of situations, whether it be business, life, health or/and well-being.
Remove your head from the sand and face up to those all-important situations that life might throw at you. Positive thinking doesn’t do all the work for you; however it will mean you approach unpleasant situations in a more positive and productive way. You believe the best will happen, not the worst.
How To Think Positive…
Allowing your mindset to change to positive thinking will often start with self-talk. This is a long list of unspoken thoughts that run through your head daily that can be positive or negative. Some of your self-talk comes from logic and reason. If your thoughts are mainly positive you are more likely to be an optimist.
Optimists seek the valuable lesson in every setback or reversal. Rather than getting upset and blaming someone else for what has happened, they take control over their emotions by saying, “What can I learn from this experience?”
Positivity is contagious, however on the flip-side, so is negativity.
Keeping Good Company…
People around you have a huge impact on your life. Choose to spend your time with people who think, speak and act positively; people who are going to enrich your life. That might be family, friends, co-workers and acquaintances, whoever inspires you to be a better person. These positive people will provide you with the motivation to get out there, smash your goals and empower you to be brave and make those all important changes.
To know if you have the right balance, ask yourself the below questions:
*Do they make you feel like you have what it takes to accomplish your goals?
*Do they support you?
*Do you feel happy and refreshed after spending time with them?
If you answered “yes” to these questions, you’re probably already surrounded by the good people you need.
See your glass of life as half full rather than half empty. Don’t sweat the small stuff, stop worrying about the things you don’t have and focus on the things you do have.
Always look on the bright side of life – especially when things go wrong!
Here are some examples of how we think you can put positive thinking into practice:
Negative Vs Positive self-talk:
N = Negative P = Positive
N: I’ve never done it before.
P: It’s an opportunity to learn something new.
N: It’s too complicated.
P: I’ll tackle it from a different angle.
N: I have too much on to get this done.
P: I wasn’t able to fit it into my schedule, but I can re-examine some priorities.
N: There’s no way it will work.
P: I can try to make it work.
N: No one bothers to communicate with me.
P: I’ll see if I can open the channels of communication.
N: I can’t do this
P: I can do this!
So, pull up your positive pants, expect the best and go get it!!
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