The news is bad. The stock market will crash. Recession is nigh. We’ll blow ourselves up or worse,–emissions will kill us all. To ensure positive thinking health, it may be best to get rid of the black cloud following you around! It’s no secret, mind body healing depends upon positive psychology happiness.
Negative attitudes can influence your well-being and quality of life. Can you have at least one positive thought for the day? Of course you can. But often, it’s easier said than done.
Stress Management Exercises Include Positive Thinking
All of us have a running commentary going on in our minds – thoughts that result from our past programming or belief system. These thoughts can affect our life satisfaction. Past programming mostly comes from family members and teachers. Your own experiences and outlook on life also play a large part in stress relief.
Some of those commentaries going on in our head are positive; some are negative. Negative self-talk isn’t all bad. Your good sense could be warning you, “If you take one more drink – you’ll be sorry.” or “Don’t touch the stove – you’ll get burned.” Our survival mechanism depends upon such types of self-warnings.
However, if you continually put yourself down, the effect becomes part of the stress problem. Self-confidence plunges. Do you think or say: “Nothing good ever happens to me?”
Three Steps To Think Positively
1. Catch Yourself Thinking Negatively
Notice when you bombard yourself with negative thoughts such as “I’ll never make it. “I’m an idiot.” Remember that to think positively is to boost your immune system! Positive thoughts and actions actually increase the amount of killer cells in your body. These natural killer cells fight off disease and bacteria. It’s time to ditch the black cloud and look for the rainbow!
2. Change Your Thought.
Arm yourself with phrases that strengthen your self-confidence, and immunity, such as:
I am a good person. I’m doing the best that I can. I can take actions to move forward in life. I am not helpless; I am capable.
3. Step Out Of Victim Mode
Do you often feel sorry for yourself? Ask yourself, “What is the benefit for me to stay stuck in this ‘poor me’ state?” Watch a funny movie, talk to a friend, hug someone you love, listen to music. Send your warm thoughts to others. Doom and gloom is no way to spend your days, hours or minutes. It robs you of a happy future and causes stress.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit. – Helen Keller
To Sum Up:
1) Catch yourself thinking negatively. 2) Change your thought. 3) Step out of victim mode. When you choose to dissolve a negative thought and engage in positive thinking techniques, you lighten your load and enhance mind, body, spirit. You give yourself energy and hope. And besides, smiles are catchy. You might even start a new trend.