Positive Thinking and life quality
Before talking about positive thinking you have to know that the way you feel and think about yourself determines everything you do and everything that happens to you.
So if you want to change the quality of your life, change the quality of your thinking first.
You have complete control over only one thing in the world_your thinking! You can choose the way of thinking in any situation, leading to your feelings and finally your actions.
What is positive thinking?
Positive thinking is not just a way of thinking that expects good things to happen in every situation, but also knowing the negative things in your life and trying to deal with them in a non-judgmental way.
It is not about ignoring problems but learning how to cope with them positively.
Why positive thinking is important
Positive thinking has many advantages for your life and health. It will have an impact on you and those around you.
These benefits include:
- Improvement in mental and physical health
- Lower chance of dying from cancer
- Better stress management
- Better pain tolerance
- Reduced risk of death from infection
- Lower rates of depression
- Lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease or stroke
How to think positively in 7 steps
Although having a positive outlook on life is something you are born with, if you decide to be optimistic, you can develop it through time.
Here are some tips on how to think positively and, as a result, boost your life and mentalhealth.
Get rid of negative thoughts.
Let’s say you’re having a rough day at work. Don’t remark that I had a horrible day or I’m down. Say, “I’m having a horrible day, but I’ve also had excellent days before, and I have good days ahead.”
Create a positive community around you.
Always surround yourself with positive people because positive and negative attitudes are contagious.
People around you affect your self-esteem and your productivity as well.
Let it go
The fact that you will experience many challenges, difficulties,
and unwelcome disappointments in life is essential for your maturation; you can’t change it in any way.
You should let it go and stop saying “if only” from your life if you want to improve your life and thoughts.
Act kindly toward others.
Instead of waiting for someone to strengthen you, take the initiative and try to do any service for those around you. When you do this, you will feel happy and satisfied. It will be the most joyful feeling you have ever felt.
Believe in yourself
You will find it easy to think positively if you believe in yourself.
Psychotherapy uses the here-and-now approach, which means thinking only about the present. It allows you to think clearly and positively.
According to a University of Kansas study, smiling-even making a fake smile- decreases blood pressure and pulse rate. So try to smile even in stressful conditions.
How to change your self-talk from negative to positive
Everybody has negative self-talk that comes to them without purpose or effort in response to a particular situation.
You must first recognise your negative thoughts and learn to transform them into good ones.
Here are some examples of negative self-talk and how to change them with positive thinking:
|Negative self-talk||Positive self-talk|
|I have never done it before.||It’s a chance to get new knowledge.|
|It’s too complicated.||I will study it from a new angle.|
|I don’t have resources.||Necessity is the mother of invention.|
|I am too lazy to finish this.||It’s ok, next time I will re-evaluate my priorities.|
|It won’t work in any way.||I will strive to make it work.|
|I won’t get any better at doing this.||I will give it one more shot.|
“When life gives you a lemon, make lemonade”. This fact reminds us that a positive mindset can help us get through bad times. Also, a positive attitude can help you maintain the mental power you need to perform well. And trust me, you’ll live a long, happy life.