In your life, there are many instances where you feel like everything is going wrong and nothing is in your control. As the famous singer Dolly Parton rightly said, if you want the rainbow, you have got to put up with the rain.
This is where the power of positive thinking plays an important role. Positive thinking has many directions and applies to everyone around the world in all situations. When you hear anyone’s struggles and how they overcame their difficult times, you very well know that apart from his hard work, his positive attitude helped him to outgrow his difficulties.
But whenever you find yourself in any such situation it becomes quite difficult to stay positive and recall all those quotes and stories that you heard about positivity.
Naturally, you panic and overthink all kinds of negative thoughts and possibilities, which neither solves your problem nor make you feel better.
To prepare yourself for such phases of life, you need to know that positivity is not a skill, but it is a necessity. When you are positive on the inside, you automatically have happy thoughts and clear perspectives and then you can face any challenge with a learning motive.
Also, it is a very famous saying that like attracts like. If you are positive and always look at the brighter side of things, you attract the same kind of positivity around you. People are happy around you and they want to get to know more about what makes you so content and calm.
Positivity is not just important for yourself but also for the people around you. If you are constantly complaining about everything and feeling negative even when something good happens to you, then you should consider this an alarming sign as such mentality is more harmful than any curable disease.
Its never too late to start bringing about small changes in your life to make it a happier one and improve its quality from average to the best. Each day that you wake up you have a new opportunity in front of you to do something that will bring a positive change in you and around you and will make this world a happier place to live.
Having such an optimistic mentality is what will bring you a step closer to your ideal lifestyle each day. The ideal lifestyle doesn’t mean a lavish life filled with materialistic satisfaction, but it simply means having the luxury to be happy, content, and at peace with yourself. No matter how rich you are, but if you are not content with what you have and are always looking at what you don’t have then those riches are of no use for you.
After realizing this you may have one only question in your mind,
How to think of positive thoughts?
Here are 7 techniques that will motivate you towards a positive mindset and a happy life:
1. BE GRATEFUL EVEN FOR THE SMALLEST THINGS
Gratitude is the greatest virtue of all. Start practicing it daily and you’ll see a lot of positive changes happening in your life like magic. All you have to do is, in your mind whenever you are offered something or being helped by someone, or you eat something, or simply when you meet your loved ones, say ‘ I’m thankful for this blessing’.
The more you practice it, the more things you will find to be thankful for. This way you will be counting your blessings every minute of the day and your day will be filled with positivity and good vibes. Also by doing this you will learn the value of things and people around you and hardly any negative thoughts about them will enter your mind. Do try it out!
2. LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES
The biggest lesson towards self-growth and satisfaction is to learn from your mistakes. A lot of times you take the risk to try something and fail in succeeding. This leaves you disheartened and demotivated and your mind gets full of negative thoughts and how you shouldn’t have done it in the first place.
This attitude stops you from trying anything new and taking risks. Instead of being negative about your failures, look at them as your learning experiences, and ensure yourself that next time you will not make these mistakes and find out a better way to succeed.
Such positive affirmations given to yourself will boost up your confidence and will increase your risk-taking abilities because next time you will look at it through sportsman’s spirit.
3. DON’T FEEL ASHAMED TO LAUGH ON YOURSELF
You live in a society where everyone has an opinion about everything. But it is not your responsibility to worry about what everyone has to say. A lot of times, the opinions and judgment of others may affect you in a bad way and fill you up with negativity.
You need to question yourself before doing anything, will I look good doing this? Will the people laugh at me if I fail? Before anyone else haves such power on you, learn to laugh on your own mistakes.
Have an attitude of learning and letting go. If you had a fall in your life, just laugh it out on your stupidity, dust yourself off, and get back up stronger.
When you are happy with yourself and are confident in what you are doing then, what others will say won’t affect you at all. And their reactions will in no way come in between your positivity. When everyone knows that you are not influenced much by others, they ultimately stop making any remarks on you.
4. LOOK AROUND YOU FOR INSPIRATION
We live in a beautiful world surrounded by many positive and happy sights. You just need to have an eye for it.
Look around you in nature and you will find so many colors and different creatures that fill you will happiness and leave you in awe.
Spend some time just walking around in a garden or looking at a baby. You will feel that even if there is a lot of negativity prevailing, there are still a lot of beautiful reasons to feel happy and positive about it.
5. CULTIVATE HAPPY THOUGHTS
Throughout your day you have countless thoughts appearing in your brain. You solely must keep a check on the quality of your thoughts.
Start being conscious about what you are thinking at the moment, give some time to analyze it.
Slowly you will start having a grip on your thoughts and you can improve the quality of your thoughts simply by diverting your mind from negativity to positivity.
Whenever something negative pops up, quickly think of a happy memory and a happy place, and picture yourself there. This way you will instantly see a transformation in your mood.
6. WATCH YOUR HEALTH
Your mental and physical health plays an essential role in keeping you positive and increasing the optimism factor in your life. If you are not healthy and constantly fall ill, then this lack of health will reflect in your overall personality.
An unhealthy body will lead to an unhealthy mind and you will suffer from several issues like fatigue, depression, anxiety, etc. to refrain from all this, make sure that you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Eat, sleep, and exercise on time regularly. Don’t rely too much on junk food and watch your intake of healthy nutrients.
These will keep your metabolism high and will help in maintaining a positive lifestyle which will promote positive thinking.
7. DON’T FEEL SHY TO SEEK HELP
A lot of times you are dealing with certain issues and factors which you can’t discuss with anyone around you. Instead of just overthinking it in your head, try seeking the help of a professional.
Like a life coach or a therapist. There is no shame in consulting a specialist for your mental issues because ultimately your mental health decides your overall well-being. You can’t pretend to be happy on the outside when you are struggling with your negativity on the inside.
Try talking to anyone about it, because this will relieve your stress and you will not feel alone. You will feel a lot more positive for doing such important changes for yourself and ultimately it will make you more confident and positive.
Positivity and happiness are both interrelated. Your well-being depends on both of these vital factors. Practice these steps by making them a part of your lifestyle and slowly you will feel the change within you.
Also, don’t forget to stay in touch with your family and your friends. Because they are the pillar of your support and anytime being with them and talking to them will make you more positive and optimistic knowing that everything is perfectly fine.