Positive Thinking

Have you ever felt overwhelmed to the point you lost all hopes of positivity? I know that I have been through the feeling several times. COVID-19 has been a massive reason for me feeling like there was no positivity left or no way to see the light at the end of the tunnel. However, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel; you just have to hold on. 

Positive thinking focuses on the good, and the end results that should positively benefit us. Did you know that positive thinking can make or break us? A way to make sure that we are using positive thinking correctly is to focus on our thoughts. Our thoughts affect our actions every day. If your thoughts are centered on happiness, health, and success, then the end results should be a success for yourselves and others around you. 

You can practice positive thinking by first identifying areas to change. Identifying areas to adjust means to think about you’re speaking. Have you caught yourself using negative self-talk, and the result is negative. If you answered yes to that question, then try to change your ways of negative self talk to positive self talk to see positive outcomes. Next up is to check yourself a few times during the day if you find yourself using negative talk. If so, stop, and put a positive sign on those negative words. Thirdly, try to surround yourself with positive people because those people are the ones who will help you be positive and see positive outcomes. Finally, practicing self-talk every day will keep you thinking positively every day, and positive thinking will lead to a positive outcome every day. 

Tips For Positive Thinking

Take control of your state (how you present yourself, eye contact, how you sit)

Adjust your physiology (how you feel, react to situations)

Choose your words carefully 

Look to those you admire 

 

Skills For Positive Thinking

Meditation- calm music, grounding techniques, yoga, soothing music

Writing- journaling, writing a friend a letter 

   

   Some of the positive benefits of positive thinking are an increased life span, lower rates of depression, lower levels of distress, lower risk of heart issues, lower risk of early death, and better coping skills during times of distress. I chose to focus my life on positive thinking because I wanted to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Together we can make the world a better place by helping promote the positive thinking benefits to those in need. The end result that we will see as one unit will be a happier, more positive, healthier successful world. As you can see, positive thinking leads to seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. 

 

Quote- “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind, be led by the dreams in your heart” Roy T Bennett 

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