A question most of us ask ourselves is how to be more positive. We will discuss in this article, the why’s and how’s to be a more positive and happy person.
Take a moment to sit down and think about how often you decide to focus on the positive things in your life instead of the negatives. How do you see your life when you think about it? Do you see the glass half empty or half full?
Your attitude and positive approach towards life matter the most. If you choose to remain negative you will have to deal with all the negative thoughts running through your mind and then it will also rob you of positivity.
Here we will discuss and share some valuable reasons why you must put a brake on your negative thoughts and focus your mind on the positive aspects of your life.
Have you ever imagined how your life would be like if you choose to focus on the positive more than you do on the negative areas in your life? A positive attitude can make you healthier, increase your creativity and open new opportunities in your life.
How does being positive makes us healthier?
When we are thinking positively, we focus on ourselves more and for our well-being.
Drinking plenty of water, exercising, and eating healthy food are some of the best ways to improve your physical health but so is thinking positively.
It is said that a positive mindset has a direct positive impact on your health. According to the Mayo Clinic, with the help of a positive mindset and thinking, you can get better results from several areas such the depression, life span a better immunity from a common cold.
Lisa Yanek, M.P.H. of Johns Hopkins found in her study that the people who had a family history of heart disease who also had a positive outlook towards life are likely to have one third less heart attack or other disease related to heart than the people who have a negative outlook.
Who would have thought this, right? This world is full of possibilities.
A positive outlook towards life will open up your world with new possibilities. When we focus on the negative areas and aspects of our life, we are not only dwelling on our past but closing off the doors of our future. Why would we want to dream about the future when we only have negativity there?
But when we see positive outcomes and feel positive emotions such as joy, love, and excitement, we can imagine our life and the world we live in filled with more positive possibilities.
Benefits of being more creative
Creativity is an energy born from positive emotions. When you are in a good mood, your mind process faster. A positive person has a wider attention span and processes complex information easily than a person who deals with negative thoughts.
You may not know but positivity and creativity go hand in hand. A positive mind is always creative and the positive thoughts enhance your creativity level which encourages a state of flow to process things better.
It also has been experienced that when someone takes a part in a creative thing such as cooking, painting or writing, there they entered in the state of “flow”. At that time, they immerse themselves fully and contently without self-conscience. This “flow” is a positive and happy setting, which allows people to explore their creative side and also helps them to improve their self-esteem.
3 Ways to become more positive
It is easy to tell people to be more positive or to take a more positive approach towards life but it is as difficult to apply it to ourselves. Here we are sharing things you can apply to your life to develop a more positive mindset.
Smile: Smile is one of the most valuable yet cheapest things. Even if you are feeling low or don’t feel like it, still smile because the act of smiling sends messages to the brain that spark the release of dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins which are the happy neurotransmitters that play the role in how we feel pleasure.
Create: Be creative. As we have discussed above, being creative puts your brain in a state of flow that makes you happy and positive. If you feel confused about what to do or where to start looking into the internet, do some research and find something you love doing. We all have some creative hidden talents which we did not get the chance to explore.
Pass it forward: If you are miserable with your life, make someone smile or put them out of their misery. Make it your habit to do one thing daily that makes you feel good about yourself and what better thing to do than making someone smile or helping them.
Helping other people will give you a perspective on your life. It will make you feel good to make someone smile. It does not matter how small the task is what matters is your pure intention.
Surround your positive people
A very famous author Jim Rohm said that you are sum of the five people you spend most of your time with. So, it is important to choose your friends wisely and choose the people you want to surround yourself with in terms of how they bring out the best in you and inspire you to become your best version.
As positive people can make your life beautiful, negative people are toxic and they can make your life a living hell. Stay away from toxic people. They made you feel bad about yourself and change your outlook towards life. Life is short so surround yourself with the people you love and who love you and want good for you.
Learn to be grateful
The only way to replace your negative thought with positive ones is to practice gratitude. And that is only possible you learn to be grateful for whatever you have. After all that matters most in life is not what happens in it but how you react and take it as.
When you are surrounded by negative thoughts or are having a bad day, remember all the things you are grateful for. Make a list of it and eventually, you will realize that you have more things in your life to be grateful for than be regretful for.
You have got only one life so learn to live your life to the fullest. Celebrate every day, every moment of it. Don’t wait for something good to happen instead learn to enjoy even the basic things in life like the fragrance of a flower, the taste of your food, the sunrise, sunset, sun, moon, and stars.
After all, life is not about the big moment of life, it is more about your everyday life so you should learn to enjoy these little things in life.
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