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Never Underestimate The Power of Positive Thinkingfrom: Marie Kearney Gordon - Guest Writer
How you live your life is completely your choice. If you prefer to be happy then you will be however if you want to be miserable then that is your choice. A negative perception of life often leads to negative outcomes on the other hand a positive outlook of life bear rewarding results.
Aside from that, positive thoughts also make people happy. People with happy disposition are more productive and develop better interpersonal relationship with others. Plus there are also evidences suggesting that people with positive attitude have longer life span. Why? Because positive thinking helps maintain a healthy immune system which in turn prevents illnesses.
How do you develop positive thinking? This article will provide you with simple to follow tips on how to develop positive thinking.
Take control of yourself
Attitude defines people from each other. There are optimists and pessimists. Optimists see all the positive sides of things while a pessimist sees all the negatives. Although it is true that it is impossible to control things around you but you can take control of your responses to things surrounding you.
For instance, on your way to your office there was an accident that causes major traffic on the road. An optimist instead of getting angry would probably pray to thank God that it was not him/her that has met the accident and will pray for the recovery of those people who are injured. On the other hand, a pessimist would be flaring up and cursing whoever has caused the traffic.
Forgive and Forge
Do not blame yourself for bad things that happen to you in the past. Remember that all things happen for a reason. Forgive yourself as well as all the people that hurt you. Afterwards forget everything and then move on with your life. Each day is a new day to begin anew.
Start Each Day with a Positive Attitude
Each morning upon waking up try to pray and ask for guidance and blessings. Afterwards try to have a positive affirmation like for example telling yourself that today is a great day and that nothing wrong is going to happen. I am going to achieve great things today even if some of my officemates are spreading negative rumors about me.
I won't let them affect me. I know my abilities and myself. I am going to be fine and will be able to perform well on my tasks today. I will turn the whole negative situation into may advantage. How? While my officemates are all busy gossiping about me I will try to double my productivity so that I will be able to get ahead of them in terms of output.
Enlisting the help of others does not mean that you are weak. It just shows that you also trust the capabilities of other people. Having a positive attitude doesn't mean that you have to live alone or to work alone on the contrary a positive attitude can help you in obtaining better interpersonal relationship with others. A positive attitude can even help you to win lots of friends.
Carry a Treasure Trove of Happy Memories
When things are getting you down think of happy thoughts. Think of the times that you were happy. Why you should do this? To remind you that life is not all sorrows and pain. Happy memories can help perk up your spirit.