The power of positive thinking is a popular concept. The physical and mental benefits of positive thinking have been demonstrated by multiple scientific studies. A positive mindset can:
1) Give you more confidence! 2) Improve your mood! 3) Improve your mental health!
Positive thinking reduces the likelihood of developing mental health conditions such as hypertension, depression and other stress-related disorders.
All this sounds great, but what does the “power of positive thinking” really mean?
You can define positive thinking as positive imagery, positive self-talk or general optimism, but these are all still general, ambiguous concepts. If you want to be effective in thinking and being more positive, you’ll need concrete tips and examples to help you through the process. Let's approach this on tip at a time. To really expand your positive mindset, check out the 21 Day Mental Challenge. Today let's look at the first tip.
1. Start the day with positive affirmations.
How you start the morning sets the tone for the rest of the day.
Have you ever woken up late, panicked, and then felt like nothing good happened the rest of the day? This is likely because you started out the day with a negative emotion and a pessimistic view that carried into every other event you experienced. Instead of letting this dominate you, start your day with positive affirmations.
Here's a tip. Talk to yourself in the mirror.
Make affirmations like,
“Today is a great day” or
“I’m going to be awesome today!”
“I feel happy! I feel healthy!! I feel terrific!!!”
You’ll be amazed how much your day improves. Have a happy, positive day!!