• Making Space for a Positive Mindset

    Are you ready to:

    • Let go of negative self-talk?
    • Let go of limiting beliefs?
    • Stop comparing yourself to others?

    Time to make room for:

    • Gratitude
    • Reflection
    • Helping others
    • Surrounding yourself with good people

    The average person has an estimated 70,000 thoughts per day!  What were your tone of thoughts today?  Were they positive and uplifting or negative and self defeating?  Do you wake up thinking, “today will be great!” or “I have no energy to get through my day.”?  Have you ever noticed that the days that start with a positive mindset tend to end on a positive note?  Days that start with negativity seem to drag on and you wish it would end?

    How your days, months, and years progress in a positive or negative manner hinges on your mindset. Positivity boosts your mood, spirit, and tend to generate even more positivity and happiness in your life.  Positive behavior and attitudes can be contagious, ever notice that laughter spreads?  On the other hand, negativity can create a domino effect of destructive energy.  Falling into a spiral of negative thoughts can tremendously affect how you live and how others perceive you.

    Thankfully, you get to make the choice.  Only you can make the switch from negative to positive.  If you choose to reach for better thoughts, you are choosing a happier life.  It takes practice, but soon enough, your mind will gravitate to the brighter side of life.  Practice cultivating a positive mindset with these tips.

    Let Go of the Negative

    The first step to shifting into a more positive mindset is to let go of some behaviors and thoughts that trigger negativity.  Some thoughts may be so second nature that you don’t realize you are being negative.  But when you really start paying attention and focusing on your thoughts and things you say, you’ll be surprised at how negative you can be.

    “You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.”

    -Joyce Meyer

    Some traits of negative thinking include:

    • Negative self talk
    • Limiting beliefs
    • Comparing yourself to others
    • Resisting change
    • The need to always be right

    Make Space for the Positive

    Positive thinking doesn’t mean you keep your head in the sand and ignore life’s less pleasant situations. Positive thinking just means that you approach unpleasantness in a more positive and productive way. A positive mindset can:

    • Improve marriages
    • Make jobs more enjoyable
    • Make goals feel attainable

    “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.”

    -Willie Nelson

    Some traits of positive thinking include:

    • Gratitude
    • Walking with energy and purpose
    • Surrounding yourself with like minded people
    • Reflection
    • Doing good for someone else

    Benefits of Positive Thinking

    The health benefits of positive thoughts include:

    • Increased life span
    • Lower rates of depression
    • Lower levels of distress
    • Greater resistance to the common cold
    • Better psychological and physical well-being
    • Reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease
    • Better coping skills during hardships and times of stress

    Life can sometimes seem threatening, and it’s easy to feel down and expect the worst.  However, if you fight the urge and keep looking on the bright side, it will pay off.  People around you, your body, and your mind will thank you!

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