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The Importance of Positive Thinking

The Importance of Positive Thinking

Róisín Lynch

Positivity, we all know what it is and have seen all of the self-help books on it but thinking positively is probably one of the most under-rated ways of achieving happiness and success.

Henry Ford summed it up best “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.”

A positive life all starts with your mind, after all you can’t get a positive life with negative thoughts. Here are a few reasons why you should start thinking more positively and the incredible impact this simple change in thinking can have on your day to day life.

You’ll be happier

Quite simply put when you start thinking more positively, you will have a more positive experience of life. Instead of looking at your day and seeing all of the mundane tasks you have to go about instead, you will be excited for the little things such as making your favourite coffee in the morning or catching up with a friend for a chat. It’s amazing how subconsciously so many of us look at the day we have ahead of us and instantly think of the things we have to do that we don’t want to. When we do this we skip over all of the fun things that come with day to day living.

By simply just changing your perspective you will definitely feel happier and more grateful for your day. By thinking a little bit more positive you will feel a whole lot happier.

You’ll be more confident

When you are walking around feeling as if you are carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders and only focusing on the negative things in your life you are not exactly going to be looking or feeling the most confident. Confidence is one hundred percent a mindset and when you start to view life in a positive light, you will feel happier and therefore will walk with a bit more of a pep in your step.

When you are walking around feeling grateful for the good in your life you will start to walk a little taller and with a bit of a pep in your step and this will have incredible effects on other areas of your life too. When you feel more confident that translates into your work life, your relationships and it is an energy that draws people to you. So start to think a little bit more positive and watch your confidence soar!

You’ll handle life’s hardships better

Now although we wish that life was always this magical world of sunshine and rainbows, unfortunately it’s not. Life is full of good times but there inevitably will be bad times. However, in the bad times, positive thinking will be your best friend. Although it may be more difficult to see the light when you are bad situation, trying to be hopeful and thinking about the good things that you do have in your life will make navigating the hard time that little bit easier.

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When you think about it, if you are going through something difficult and you are just thinking a constant stream of negative thoughts you will only end up feeling worse but if you can try to think positive and look towards the future you will definitely feel better and at the end of the day all anyone wants is to feel happy. So do yourself a favour next time life knocks you down, try to think good thoughts and see how it is you can help yourself even when it feels like the world is against you.

Your thoughts create your reality

What you think in your mind is what is projected in to your reality. Your dream life, your successes, you relationships. The idea of what you want them to be all starts in your mind. If you think you are going to fail, then that attitude will probably cause you to not work as hard and ultimately may be the very thing that leads to your failure but if instead you tell yourself you can do it and you believe in yourself, it’s amazing the motivation that will give you and how hard that will cause you to work. Your life is yours and it all starts with a positive mind set and how you speak to yourself inside your head.

So now you know that benefits of positive thinking but how do you implement it in to your life? Here are few starting points:

  • Think about what you are grateful for when you wake up in the morning
  • Get excited about the small things
  • Do things in your day that make you happy.
  • Pay more attention to your thoughts, when you notice a negative one, try to replace it with a more positive one instead.

Will you be using our advice on the importance of positive thinking?

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