What is the power of Positive Thinking? What if I say there are infinite possibilities behind every impossibility? What if every plus and minus could yield a positive result in real life? What if there exist solutions to the problems you don’t even know?
Seeing beyond that limit is positive thinking.
The first step to positivity is to stop complaining and start embracing what you have in your life because God won’t put you to a bad situation if he can’t get you through it. A positive attitude is like that candle in a dark room which will not brighten up the entire room but will not leave you wondering.
Getting Rid Of Negative Thoughts
In Positive Thinking, it is very important to detoxify our minds, find inner balance and peace in order to handle the various stressful things we come across in our daily life. Activities like meditation, positive affirmations, reading good quotes and books can help us get rid of any negative thoughts that are running through our mind.
We all know that our mind controls our body. It is like the CPU of a computer system that processes all your thoughts 24/7. Therefore, the type of input you provide will always generate a similar kind of output. Our mind and body function in the same manner. The human mind and thoughts exercise their powers on our body as there is constant communication between the body and the mind.
Your activities will always be guided by what you are thinking about. The body responds accordingly and responds to those thoughts by manifesting it. That is why positive thinking works like magic. Continually focusing on the positive aspects of our life and being grateful to what we have will certainly train our brain to see the brighter side of our lives. It gives us hopes and aspirations to move ahead in life especially after a significant setback.
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Be Grateful For What You Have
We often come across situations where life seems to be at stagnation, and we start facing this dilemma of what to do and what not to do. This is the point where our mind starts thinking about all the negativities in our lives.
Remember the time when you were not able to sleep at night after having a long tiring day? Your thoughts were deeply submerged by all the financial problems in your life, your breakups, career tensions and the fear of the unsecured future?
You were about to drown in this sea of disappointments when all of a sudden your mind says that things will be alright soon. At this point, you must think about what you have rather than thinking about what you don’t have.
A Weapon Called Positive Thinking
You should believe that if things are getting worse, there is always a ray of hope that will save you from drowning into your anxieties. So even if you are struggling with your negative thoughts, you have a weapon called positive thinking with you. So stop wrestling with your worries, stress or depressions but instead try to overcome your negative thoughts. Once you understand the causes of negative thinking, you will definitely integrate your mind to work towards new and improved thinking.
"God always gives his hardest battles to its strongest soldiers." A few days back l was going through an article which said that a positive outlook increases the body’s ability to handle stress. I always wondered if this actually works in real life as well. But then I realized that to lose yourself in all these desperations is easy, and optimism is the only way out.
Life will sometimes throw a curve ball that you have to make a catch. Losing out your job, relationships, loved ones or bad health are perils everyone goes through at some point in time. But medically it has been proven that an optimistic attitude will definitely help you heal yourself. A positive outlook on life will surely boost your immune system and the body’s ability to handle stress.
One can adopt the following ways that will help to have a positive outlook towards life:
1. Wake up early
"Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise." (John Clarke's Paroemiologia Anglo-Latina, 1639)
We have been learning this since our childhood days. And not to deny the fact that it actually works wonders. In order to make your entire day filled with positive vibes, you need to make sure that you have a great morning.
Meditation is the fine art of contemplation. Sometimes it is vital that you have no thoughts running through your mind. You just have to remain at tranquility. You can sit (or lie), close your eyes and meditate. You can also learn to meditate while you are on a cardio exercise such as running and swimming. In fact, there are many types of meditation - you can check this page and find the most suitable way for you (Types of Meditation – An Overview of 23 Meditation Techniques).
3. Listen to music
Music is like a drug that will surely take you to another world. Choose a type of music that makes you "feel it and swing with its rhythm". Listening to your favorite songs before sleeping is proven to give a good and sound night sleep.
4. Look for the good
Train your mind to see the good sides in every situation. You need to understand that you just have bad days and bad moments from time to time but not a bad life. And there are infinite possibilities ahead of you, just keep your patience and wait for it to come along your way.
5. Read, Read, Read
Reading books, articles, blogs, etc. will not only equip you with essential information but will also divert your mind into something new. It will help you to generate new ideas giving you a new perspective towards your life.
6. Take up a new task
Sometimes you may feel bored with everything around you and fed up of your life. Then it's about time you started trying something new which you have never done before. It can be taking up dance classes, guitar classes or anything that you had always thought of doing or anything that excites your hormones.
What Is The Power Of Positive Thinking?
Positive thinking is not a quick fix; it comes with extensive practice. But once you are used to it, no negative energy can conquer your thoughts. You need to know the waiting, the meantime, the time in between, it all serves a purpose, and you need to trust your process, even the delays and detours.
Sanjay is a medical student and freelance writer, currently based in Brooklyn, NY.
Author // Sanjay Keats