There are various paths to achieve personal well-being and happiness today. Positive Thinking is one of them. It appears to be a successful way to grow and to take full charge of your life.
What does it mean?
Let’s do a quick test:
Are you an optimistic or pessimistic person?
How do you see your glass? Half-empty or half-full?
These simple answers reflect your outlook on life and your attitude toward yourself.
In a time of high professional expectations and huge competitiveness, we often feel pressured at work.
Positive thinking can help with stress management and can improve your health, as well.
What are the benefits of Positive Thinking?
Optimistic or negative Self-talk is what it is all about.
Understanding Positive Thinking will help you master Self-talk.
You will be able to approach difficulties and challenges in a more positive and productive manner.
You will worry less, think the best is going to happen, instead of the worst!
There are health benefits, as well!
It seems obvious that with a daily practice:
-The depression symptoms decrease
-The level of stress decreases
-There is a better resistance to cold and virus
-Better psychological and physical well-being
Having a positive outlook helps to cope with stressful situations, it will reduce the harmful effects of haste and stress. Thinking positively, having a healthy lifestyle, practicing physical activities, choosing a balanced diet are the keys to happiness. Yoga, meditation, Tai Chi and other similar tools can expand consciousness and contribute to well-being.
How and where to start:
It is important to:
-Identify the negative thoughts, habits and patterns that need to be improved or changed
-Filter out the negative sides of any situation
-Avoid taking things personally
-Don’t blame yourself or feel guilty,
-Try to focus and visualize a positive outcome
Focusing on the positive aspects of any situation:
It is possible to turn negative thinking into positive thinking (stop negative Self-talk).
Practicing daily is the key in order to dissolve bad patterns and create new ones.
Thinking and behaving positively will attract people as they will feel good and inspired.
Self-acceptance and less criticism will help.
How does it work?
There are plenty of exercises to practice but we can start now by being more gentle, tolerant, patient and encouraging with ourselves, we will not get instant results.
It will take time, work, discipline and consistency!