October 22nd, 2015 10:22 AM by Brenda Ryan Designated Broker
POSTED BY: HEATHER MATTHEWS OCTOBER 8, 2015
There is no secret to positive thinking, it is a conscious choice that you have to make. Some people find it easy to be positive about life while others struggle, and it boils down to the choices they make every single day.
Although positive thinking involves self-discipline, it is not the only factor that contributes to a healthy outlook on life. One also has to be internally motivated to always see the world from a half-full perspective.
To help you cultivate this attitude, here are some healthy mental habits you can start practicing today.
#1. Out with the Negative
The first way to stay positive is to strip away all the negative labels you place on yourself. If you tend to have a victim mentality or focus on the possibility of failing at a project, it can derail your train of thought.
Look at it this way – just because you feel that “urge” to think in a certain way, it doesn’t mean you have to obey it. Cut off those negative thoughts like a rotting branch on a tree and replace it with positive thoughts instead.
As you introduce this new way of approaching adversity into your inner reality, you’ll feel a mental discomfort. Don’t struggle against this feeling, just acknowledge and embrace it.
The sooner you accept that your brain is struggling to unlearn old habits, the quicker you’ll get over this initial hurdle.
You may often feel discouraged by other people because of what they might tell you. However, don’t let that stop you from replacing the negative thoughts you’ve gotten used to with positive thoughts about yourself instead.
Dwelling on negative things will never help. Remember that your beliefs have the power to create or destroy you and you should be very careful of that. It is up to you to create something meaningful and positive out of your life experiences.
Being positive about life will bring you satisfaction and will help you accomplish more on a daily basis. Never be discouraged when things don’t go your way, use your negative experiences to encourage and empower you to achieve your goals.
#2. Be Organized
One of the things that can help with positive thinking is being organized. If you are not motivated enough to get going, organizing the things around you can have a therapeutic effect.
Clutter is exhausting and when you organize your stuff, you’ll free yourself from all the negative energy it brings.
You can start by clearing your office, your car and your home. For example, you can clear your pantry and throw away anything that’s artificial or processed. Canned food that doesn’t really benefit your body should be discarded. Choose to store food that’s fresh and natural.
#3. Physical Activity
Another way to help you be positive is by exercising regularly. Having something to do that takes your mind off your worries will help you recharge and think of ways to deal with them.
Physical activity, even something as simple as walking around your neighborhood, can clear your mind. If you’re into sports, join a team and you will find encouragement from people who share the same passion as you do.
#4. Yoga and Meditation
Meditation and yoga can also help keep you motivated. Yoga improves your flexibility, as well as strengthen and tone your muscles. It helps balance your chakras, push negative energy away from your body and make room for positive energy.
Another option is meditation. Visualize yourself full of happiness and that you are able to accomplish everything that you’ve ever wanted to do.
Another approach is to create a mental image of all the chaos and confusion in your life disintegrating into nothingness. Then visualize the empty space left behind being filled with everything you’ve desired, such as inner peace, prosperity, happiness and freedom from anxiety.
You can do this exercise before you sleep to help you feel more relaxed.
Remember, negativity only enters your thoughts if you allow it to. It is really up to you to create the future you want for yourself.
When you learn how to think positively, it will encourage and motivate you to improve your situation and help others around you do the same. You deserve happiness and the choice is yours whether you want to receive it or not.
If you are self-motivated, you will accomplish so many things in life and you will be successful at work and in your relationships.