Positive Thinking

Positive Thinking plays an important role in your overall health and well-being for each one of us. Positive thinking often starts with self-talk.

Positive Thinking

Each of us has an unique view on the reality that is influenced by our thoughts and our way of thinking.

Positive thinking does not necessarily mean avoiding or ignoring the bad aspects of life. It involves making the most of the potentially bad situations, trying to see the best in other people, and viewing yourself and your abilities in a positive light.

Much of the feelings of being stressed/depressed/etc comes from the negative affirmations we are making to ourselves. If we think we are not good/attractive/smart/convincing/etc enough, we act accordingly. Tell yourself positive stories about yourself, mental illusions are having a strong power to become true!

We can view a glass of water half-full or half-empty, it won’t change the amount of water we drink but it has an influence on the level of stress we live with. Optimists are living a less stressful life than pessimists because the negative thoughts are consuming more energy and positive attitudes brings more results!

We have the power to take the responsibility for our thoughts and be selective. We are not our mind but something else that chooses what we think with our mind. You are reactive if you abdicate this control.

A great exercise to check on your thoughts would be to take time during the day (maybe fix an alarm) and make a check, write your thoughts down (thinking of… feeling angry because…worried about… happy about … planning about…) – maybe even keep a journal and read it in an objective way every now and then. Were the thoughts negative and decreasing your level of happiness or positive and energizing you or maybe neutral? Are those thoughts bringing you forward or have no added value to your life? After a while you’ll notice that you can easily recognize unproductive thoughts right away, can get rid of them and feel more energised!

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