Is your glass half-empty or half-full? How you answer this age old question about positive thinking may reflect your outlook on life, your attitude towards yourself, and whether you’re optimistic or pessimistic and it may even affect your health.
Many of us, have heard the phrase ‘keep positive’ or ‘stop being negative’ at some point in our lives. We all have some days that are better than others. Some weeks we have more food than others and the same goes for money. Some days we have more and some days we have straight zero. Exactly the same with being ‘positive and negative’ so to speak.
These are some of those things that are easy to say but are hard to do lol trust me I know!
Being positive and being negative is an emotional state we have in our brains(mind). We choose what emotion we want to feel. So when someone tells you to be positive and you’re feeling like being negative or throwing a fit today. What are the chances you’re gonna listen to them? Lol Nada. Zero.
Here’s a small insight of positive thinking so that you can have a better understanding at doing so if you don’t already have it on lock. Lol
Positive thinking isn’t you ignoring all of life’s hard taught lessons.
No, positive thinking is pretty much just approaching negative situations we are going through in a more positive and productive way. You think the best is going to happen not the worst.
If you’re reading this and thinking to yourself, ‘Man, wish I was as positive as that person or how do I become more positive in my life?’.
The answer is simple. You have to start talking to yourself. Lol For real for real, you need to start talking to your mind. Self talk pretty much.
Sounds pretty weird but believe me it’s a thing people do. Well, people that have goals and that are successful do.
Trust me it works. And the best thing about talking to your mind about being positive, is that you can do it for any aspect of your life. Whether it’s for work, applying for jobs, dieting, training, religion, negative situations, schooling, sports etc. The list goes on.
Benefits of being positive health wise is that your stress levels are down. Your life span is increased. So the next time you feel like starting something with your partner/spouse please please (double pleases) think twice. Especially if it has to do with the past. Leave that behind us shall we? Okay moving on. You won’t get depressed, higher chance of fighting off the cold/flu. Actual fact lol. Stronger mind game, slow to anger, you’ll feel physically and spiritually feel good and last but not least you’ll have better skills at coping with hard times and stress.
So talking to yourself is very important. Self talk is the endless stream of unspoken thoughts running through your brain 24/7. These can be negative and positive. This is what separates the achievers from the non achievers. If the thoughts that run through your head are mostly negative, your outlook on life is more likely pessimistic. If your thoughts are mostly positive, you’re most likely an optimist (someone who practices positive thinking).
I’m not writing this blog because I think positive all the time and I’m good at it. No, I’m not perfect but I’m honestly and earnestly trying my best to master it. Not easy but small progress is better then no progress at all right? Lol right!
Anywho, that’s enough for now but remember to breathe when feeling like going super saiyen on anyone and always Pray!! Read one verse a day and just be good happy people.
Here’s a verse to think about.
“A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Proverbs 17:22 (ESV)