Positive thinking can give you more confidence and improve your mood. Positive thinking is a mental and emotional attitude that focuses on the bright side of life and expects positive results. Developing the right thoughts is not about being constantly happy or cheerful, and it’s not about ignoring anything negative or unpleasant in your life. It’s about incorporating both the positive and negative into your perspective and choosing to still be generally optimistic.
With a little training and focus, and you can train your brain toward the positive.
Start your day with positive affirmations. Talk to yourself with the statement like, “Today will be a good day” or “I’m going to be awesome today.” When you encounter such a challenge, focus on the benefits, no matter how slight or unimportant they seem. For example, if you get stuck in traffic, think about how you now have time to listen to the rest of your favorite podcast.
Surround yourself with positive people, you’ll hear positive outlooks, positive stories and positive affirmations. Their positive words will sink in and affect your own line of thinking, which then affects your words and similarly contributes to the group. Do what you can to improve the positivity of others, and let their positivity affect you the same way. Even small acts that make others smile can bring us joy.
You can transform your life. You really do have that power.