How To Be More Positive And Live A Happier Life
If you think you have been too negative about the events happening in your life and
the people around you that make you feel less happy, you may find some tips on how to be more positive useful. Yes, we all have negative thoughts and attitudes in life but we should not allow them to take control and make us unhappy.
Most of the time, these negative thoughts are blocking us from achieving our goals and desires. Usually, the undesirable things that happen in our lives may lead us to feel bad, angry and may cause us to hate but even though we have no control over it, we can actually choose how to respond to it.
Sometimes it is hard for us to learn how to be more positive if we are bombarded with negative energies from the people around us and the many misfortunes that we may encounter but we can actually choose not to be affected by them. Here are some techniques to help us see the positive side of everything instead of magnifying the negative ones.
- Learn to visualize your goals and desires. If you are one who thinks, 'that can't be done' or ' I can't do this' even before you start your tasks, you may want to change that negative attitude. By visualizing your desires and goals, you can help motivate yourself to do your best and find a possible way to work on your goals.
- Put your focus on the things you want and not the other way around. When we make plans and when we do things, we often define it by what we don't want. If you often say 'I don't want this to be like that..' or 'I don't like you doing this and that..' you are actually creating a picture in your mind about the things that you don't like and not on what you want.
- Practice daily positive affirmation. Learning how to be more positive in life can be made easier by reprogramming your mind through positive affirmations. This will help you eliminate the negative thoughts you have about yourself that has been in your subconscious for years and years.
- Watch your words. Sometimes you may be discouraging yourself by your words without even noticing it. Stop telling yourself, 'I'm tired,' or 'that's impossible,' or any negative words you tell yourself. You may be saying it unmindfully but you are sending a negative energy to your body and your thought every time you say it. Make it a habit to say 'I can do it' or 'there must be a way.'
- Be with positive people. One thing that can help you a lot on how to be more positive is to be with people who have positive outlook in life. Indeed, being positive is contagious and the more you mingle with positive people, the easier you can learn how to be more positive.
- Find things that you can be thankful for. Whatever unfavorable events that may come your way, you can always find something about it that you can be thankful for. Cultivate the attitude of finding the good and the positive in everything and it will be easier for you to be more positive as well.
by: Carolyn Anderson
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