The Positive Thinking Tips Corner
Get ready to go with these positive thinking tips
Life has ups and downs. You can't help that.
Life won't look good all the time. I guess you know this already.
What you can do though is ensure that you face events with a positive frame of mind, if only to make life easier and more enjoyable.
I hear you, "Easier said than done".
No worries! That's why I've put together for you these tips for positive thinking.
Positive thinking tips
1. Assume that everything is all right at a deeper level, even if it doesn't seem so in the surface.
For example, you may be in a stressful relationship with someone, and you may see that as "bad" or "wrong" to your life.
Assume that deep down everything is all right and you will be fine. There is a reason for it happening, anyway.
This will help you relax and keep a positive frame of mind, so that you can deal with the present more effectively.
This links with the next of our positive thinking tips.
2. Decide to live in the present.
Most of our negative thinking takes place when we go back to the past ("I wish I had acted differently", "I was happier then than I am now") or when we fear the future ("I wish this doesn't go wrong", "I'm not sure I'll have enough money").
However, the present is the only time we have. When you focus on living the present you improve the quality of your life.
3. Resolve to have courage.
Nothing is so bad; nothing can really bring you down but for death (and even this can be argued, as several religions see death as a step towards something else rather than an end).
From now until you die, you've got nothing to loose, but a lot to gain.
Therefore decide that it is a waste of time to worry or fear anything.
Whenever you find yourself in fear, remember that nothing is definite. Any experience can only make you stronger.
Decide that this will be your approach to anything that comes along, whatever that is.
Mike Dooley explains how to deal with uncertainty and use it to our advantage in "Infinite Possibilities".
4. Be happy with what you have and are.
I don't mean that you just accept and stay in any situation you experience, for it is human to seek progress and change.
However, you do need to feel good with your circumstances up to a point, so you don't walk through life as a complaining figure, never happy with anything.
This one could be the simplest of these positive thinking tips, but it is also probably the most effective one to live a happy life.
Most of our negativity in this aspect comes because we tend to compare who we are or what we have with someone else or their possessions or our own past.
Guess what, we'll always end up losing. Just don't compare yourself. You don't have to.
I used to think that the grass was greener on the other side of the fence, until I started to realize that my circumstances were just as good or as bad as anybody else's, and better or worst than somebody else's.
It just comes down to what we choose to make out of our reality.
5. Choose a goal that you would like to pursue (one of those from the "things to do before you die" list). Get busy planning how you'll make it happen; define what will be the steps to take.
The goals that fulfill us most are normally those that have to do with personal interests: skydiving, learning to paint, travelling to a remote country, winning a competition... We pursue them in a pure act of self-fulfillment, and in doing so we find joy.
Positive thinking tips submitted by readers
Lareena from Canada gives us this useful tip:"Record/upload all your favorite affirmations, positive quotes and most importantly songs or music you find that are positive, on an MP3 player or Ipod and have it handy with you at all times. You can't think of much else and can't help but smile when you're listening to your favourite music!!!"
Rajan from India states:"Be COOL & POSITIVE before starting anything
and reach your GOAL with full SUCCESS."
Manoj from India says:"The goals that fulfill us most are normally those that have to do with personal interests: skydiving, learning to paint, traveling to a remote country, winning a competition... We pursue them in a pure act of self-fulfillment, and in doing so we find joy."
Netshivhuyu Phumudzo from South Africa shares a couple of truths:"When you look for a solution do not go around
- sometimes you are the answer.""Be responsible not of their comments about you,
but of your actions for them to comment."
Swetha from India wrote:"You can become a positive thinker simply by focusing on solutions rather bothering about problems... Always remember to rule your emotions; don't let emotions rule you."
Mishall from Norway wrote:"If you're grateful enough about what you have, you will not worry about what you don't have."
Gaurav from India wrote:"Everything is possible in this world. Believe in yourself and do something you can to change the world. See only good things. Don't leave. We are born to win."
Carol from Barbados wrote:"Surround yourself with positive people, let go of the complainers and moaners, they only get you sucked into a negative mindset. Spend time with happy optimistic people and you will feel happier and begin to take on their traits."
Dhananjay from India wrote:"IMPOSSIBLE Says I am(M) Possible... so don't let your hopes get down... With this in mind, you CAN achieve the best in your life."
Tara from Pakistan wrote:"I think to believe in God makes you more strong and positive."
Now get on to it!
Print these positive thinking tips and keep this list handy. Furthermore, why don't you add your own positive thinking tips?
Whenever you come across something that works for you (a specific change in thoughts, a behaviour, or an activity, for instance) write it down and add it to your positive thinking tips list.
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