Friday, November 16, 2012

sweet satisfaction of POSITIVE THINKING


It seems that most people find it much easier to have a negative attitude than a positive one. Negative thoughts pull us down and they can rule our mind the moment we choose to believe them.

Tips to help turn the negative thinking into positive thinking...

Be conscious of your thoughts.
Examine critically what you think about. Our negative actions and words often come from our negative thoughts – what goes into our minds. Like I said at the opening of this article, positive thinking is a choice. We have the ability to choose our thoughts, regardless of our beliefs. As soon as a negative thought comes into our minds, we should purposefully make it a point of duty to replace it with a positive one. This may seem difficult the first time, but with persistence and determination, it will become easy and doable.

Write your thoughts in a diary.
Keep a list of your thoughts, attitudes and actions. Write them down as soon as you notice them. Later, critically analyse them.

Challenge the negative thoughts.
The purpose of challenging our negative thoughts is to be able to see quickly whether the thoughts are wrong or whether they have some reasonable contents in them. This will enable us to determine the degree of positivity in every negativity. This will also enable us to take appropriate actions. However, we should always make sure that our negative thoughts are genuinely important to achieving your goals.

Use positive affirmations to counter negative thoughts.
This requires constant practice. With constant practice, positive thinking, powered by positive affirmations, will begin to flow from inside us to outside, to give us a positive self image. It will give us sweet satisfaction to face the numerous challenges of life with ease and determination. Take some time to write strong, life-giving, positive affirmation statements, and repeat them to yourself without ceasing. Tell yourself that you’re making progress, even if you are not, and believe in your heart that you are making progress.

See things in a positive way.
Having positive eyes helps us to develop positive thoughts. No matter how bitter or difficult we see things, we should try and see them in positive ways. It becomes easier to do this when we take caution to look for the positive aspect in the situation. If you are able to identify this aspect, you can develop it to your advantage. The fact is every cloud has a silver lining.

Keep your mind focused on the important things.
Set goals and priorities for what you think and do. Have a scale of preference and do important things first. This will help you stay organised and achieve the most important goals first. One advantage of this is that if there is not enough time to do everything, you will have spent the available time on important things. Then you will have no regrets, no blames, no discouragement, no negativity; but satisfactory positivity.

Dream of success.
Before you start any plan or action, clearly focus your mind on a successful outcome. This will bring you amazing results. Avoid negative reactions and statements. Quickly find adequate solutions to problems or challenges as soon as they occur, rather than reacting negatively to them.

Look for positive people to associate with.
Be careful the company you keep. It is good to be around positive thinking people who radiate positive attitudes. Stop hanging around those that are constantly uttering negativity.

Develop new habits.
Our present attitudes are habits, built from the feedback of parents, friends, society and self, that forms our self-image and our world-image. We can develop new habits and start a new life of positive thinking. Negative attitudes and thinking should be replaced with positive ones. Mind you, old habits die hard. However, be determined. Determination is a requirement for positive thinking.

source [the change blog]

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