The Power of Positivity

Do you tend to be a glass half empty or a glass half full kind of person? Some people seem naturally predisposed to a happy temperament, but there are tools to use to help you learn to be more positive.
You may notice that your mind is always thinking. And if those thoughts are overly negative, they can influence the rest of your life. Helen Keller said, “Happiness cannot come from without, it comes from within.” We can’t always wait for our circumstances to change to make us happy, so we need to develop ways to encourage positivity within ourselves.
Start by keeping track of what you are usually thinking about. Also keep track of the words those around you speak. If you hear a lot of negative talk you may find it creeping into your own mind. When you notice your thoughts becoming negative try replacing them with more positive thoughts. Rather than saying, “I’ll never be able to do that”, think about saying “with some effort or some assistance I’m sure I can do that.”
Another habit to start is gratitude. Sometime during your day stop and find at least three things you are thankful for. Life is not always as bad as our mind makes it out to be. You can also start trying to find the positive in each situation as well as focusing your mind on positive things. Paying attention to the parts of your life that you enjoy and appreciate will soon help you have a rosier outlook on life.

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