Do you want to become the best version of yourself? Here are 11 highly effective ways for you to develop a more positive mindset!
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That’s common advice we often receive, read, and hear.
Sometimes, this piece of advice has been so common that it has lost its meaning.
We all know that having a positive mindset can help you:
- Improve your mood
- Increase your confidence
- Promote wellness
- Prevent detrimental health condition
- Attain success
- Improve relationship
- Increase energy level
- Help you become happier and more satisfied in life
- And so much more.
There’s no doubt: it’s better to be positive than negative.
Of course, it is not enough to know why you should have a positive mindset.
We must also ask the question:
That’s exactly what we are going to discuss today.
How can you achieve a positive mindset? Here are 9 powerful ways!
1. Start the day with positivity
A brand new day gives us another opportunity to do better.
Mornings are constant reminders of how blessed you are for being alive.
That’s why don’t waste your morning.
Make sure that you start your day right by talking to yourself.
Tell yourself positive things like, “Today will be the best day of my life.”
Or, “I’m going to do awesome things today.”
If you are religious, pray and meditate.
These things have a huge impact on the rest of your day.
Want to learn more about the power of positive thinking? Read, “The Happiness Advantage” by Shawn Achor.
2. Be thankful
No matter what situation you are in, there will always be something to be thankful for.
Having a grateful heart is among the best ways to be happy and feel blessed.
Be thankful for even the smallest stuff.
Actively look for things to be thankful for.
You will soon realize that life is still beautiful.
And that, too, would give you a positive mindset.
3. Focus on the good things
Life is not perfect.
Life is often not fair.
Life is full of pain, suffering, and even problems.
No matter what you do, things may not go according to plan.
It happens before and it can happen now and in the future.
But you should also equally realize that good things happen – not just the bad things.
And between the two, it is better to focus on the good things.
Now, I’m not saying that you turn a blind eye to your problems and ignore them.
What I’m saying is that you focus on the good things so that you can solve your problems at the same time.
Remember the Law of Focus:
What you focus on will grow, increase, and multiply.
So, if you focus on your problems, your problems will grow.
But if you focus on the positive – the solutions – then, you will also grow positively.
4. Use your sense of humor
Laughter isn’t just the best medicine, but it is also one of the best ways to stay positive.
Whether you watch comedy movies, read comics, or simply hear corny jokes from your friends, all of these will help you become more positive.
5. Look for the brighter days ahead
Life consists of seasons.
It’s not always summer, spring, or fall.
Sometimes, we also undergo winter.
The point I’m driving at is that life’s problems are not permanent.
They also pass.
Even the darkest nights turn to light when the sun is up.
So, whatever problem you’re going through, you can confidently say, “This too shall pass.”
6. Seek to understand, not criticize
Being critical to others is a process of constantly looking for their flaws, faults, and mistakes.
That’s one of the best ways to become negative towards others.
If you want to have a positive mindset, you need to understand people instead.
Remember, you never know what people are going through.
When you become more understanding, loving, and caring, you ultimately become more positive.
7. Choose positive friends
You probably heard this old adage:
“You are the average of five people you spend the most time with.”
This statement has a lot of truth in it.
If you surround yourself with negative people, it is most likely that you become negative.
In the same way, if you surround yourself with positive people, then you would most likely become positive.
So, choose your friends wisely.
They have a big influence on how you see the world.
8. Don’t take things too personally
A lot of people will bring you down.
Some people may say things that could make you sad.
Perhaps, a close friend has said something he really didn’t mean to say.
Whatever the situation is, don’t take things too personally.
Don’t depend your worth on what people say or do.
Don’t let their actions dampen your mood.
When you take things personally, you are giving other people the power to control you.
You don’t want that.
Rely on what you know about yourself.
When people talk bad about you, just let it roll off your ears.
Choose your battle carefully so you stay positive and steer away from the negative.
9. Look at the bright side
Bad things will happen.
That’s a fact of life.
But do you know that there good things that can come out of the bad?
That’s what you need to remember.
You might have noticed in the past when a certain problem turned out to be a good situation.
You might remember the time when trials made you stronger or losing something led you to find something better.
Always look at the bright side.
You can always say, “It could be worse” and be thankful that you are still alive and kicking.
Refuse to dwell on the negative.
Instead, dwell on the good and positive.
Sometimes, the quickest way to be positive is to smile more often.
They say that the quickest bridge between two people is their smiles.
When you smile, you bring positive action in your life.
Not just in your life, but also in others.
Who knows who’s life you will lighten up with your smile.
So, smile more often.
It works like magic when you want to be positive.
11. Choose to be positivity
They say that 20% is what happens to you and 80% is how you respond.
You can’t control people’s actions.
You can’t control the weather, the stock market, and even the President of your country.
What you can control is yourself.
So, choose positivity.
Choose to be positive and show the world how resilient you are.
Just as happiness is a choice, so is positivity.
The more you think of positive thoughts, the more positive you become.
Become a positive person!
These are the 11 powerful ways to achieve a positive mindset.
So, if you want to be positive, keep in mind the tips mentioned in this blog.
You will have a better understanding of how to become more positive.
Of course, please note that being positive does not mean you become naïve and gullible.
You need to be positive but at the same time be rational in your thinking.
Use common sense to know when too much positivity turns into foolishness.
With that said, let me say, “Think positive!”
Life is way better that way.