It is not easy, but the point is to not give up and keep on going
To be happy and have a positive mindset all throughout the living life, a human first has to start with living in the very moment, which otherwise is called living in the present. When talking about the power of positive thinking, the popular understanding of it very clichéd. However, the physical and mental outcomes of it reap multitudes of benefits and so have been demonstrated by multiple scientific studies.
It is a basic knowledge that a positive mindset will always give one more confidence, improve their mood, and even reduce hypertension, depression, and other stress-related disorders. But these entire arguments boil down to one question only, what and how can someone attain positive thinking. One can define keeping a positive mindset or thinking as some positive imagery, self-talk or general optimism. So in case you are searching for a list of things by means of which you can start the road of positive thinking, then here is the list.
Don’t self-judge. Throughout the day and our entire life, we will encounter situations and people who might make us feel low about ourselves and our doings. But that doesn’t mean that we start judging or perceiving our own selves through someone else’s perspective. So, now if you feel low just smile through it all. Force a smile on your face as you bring your happy thought to your mind. This will help erase the effects of negative thoughts.
Consume only happy thoughts. Just take 30 minutes from your day and list all the happy thoughts you can think of. In those good 30 minutes make a list of people and places that make you happy: favorite vacation spots, childhood memories, and more. Keep on listing things that make you happy.
Be aware of negative thoughts and feelings
When wanting to adopt a positive mindset it is important to pay attention to our thoughts. For one week, pay attention to your thoughts. Whenever you catch yourself thinking or feeling anything negative, sad, or stressful, immediately label that thought as ‘unhappy’. It is perfectly normal if a lot of unhappy thoughts and feelings keep flooding through your mind throughout the day. Just make sure to pay attention and label them immediately.
This is the easiest and sure-shot way to reducing stress, improving self-esteem, and fostering resilience. It is a simple act of writing down all the things, materialistic or emotional, that you are genuinely thankful for. Think of people, moments, or things that gave you some kind of comfort or happiness and express gratitude.