We’ve all known that positive thinking is conducive to greatness. Putting positive thoughts out into the universe makes good things happen.
To illustrate this point, consider the sugar pill. There’s an old adage that says, “A sugar pill can cure anything.” Why? Because when people believe something works, it does. Yep, it’s that simple.
In fact, thinking positive (or thinking negative) can impact your brain: change your brain, for the good or bad, and can change your life.
When you think positively, you focus on safety rather than danger. This cultivates a way of thinking that is able to withstand stress. And withstanding stress sets you up for a long life of good health.
When you think positively, you reprogramme how your brain perceives bad things. And when this perception is altered, you’re better armed to persevere.
This isn’t to say you need to find the silver-lining in everything; bad things do, of course, happen. Somedays, you’re the windscreen. Other days, you’re the bug.
Still, a watched pot never boils – sitting by and waiting for positivity to enter your life is futile. You must get up and do.
So, what are some of the ways you can usher your own utopia into the everyday existence?
Consider the following:
Remove negative people from your life: Just let them go. If you need to listen to the soundtrack from Frozen for inspiration, do.
Write: Writing provides an outlet in which to rid yourself of bad emotions. It’s a cathartic experience. Try it. You’ll see.
Play: Adults need playtime too! Take a moment and roll down that grassy hill, build a snowman, or skip across the road.
Meditate: Mediation changes the chemistry in your brain (science backs this up!). It’s a difficult skill to hone – many people find that their minds wander too often in the beginning. But meditation is about acceptance. Thus, accept that it may take some time to perfect.
Find a job you love: If you hate your job, find a new one. Yes, it’s easier said than done; for most of us, pesky employment is a necessity. But a job you love, that embraces your passion, is so much more rewarding.
The above better allows you to find contentment and wisdom in every moment, which lies a foundation for happiness and completion: when you need nothing, you have everything.
Hiya, I’m Karen, energy therapist and mind body expert for dynamic and ambitious women who are struggling with anxiety. I help them to get to the root cause of their anxiety so they can take back control other thoughts and be the calm and confident woman they want to be.
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