Often, we are weighed down by negativity. Negativity impacts our lives in many ways. Negativity is the tiny voice in the back of our heads that say we are not good enough, or we can’t do it. Some of us are plagued with negativity and do not even know it! In life, we do not always have control of what happens and when, but we can control how we perceive and we can control how we respond to the events life throws at us. Here is a list of 5 things that positive thinking can do for you!
1. Self- Esteem and Confidence. Negative self-talk can cause people to feel poorly about ourselves. This lowers confidence and self-esteem which can lead to other negative consequences. By changing our negative self-talk into positive encouragement, we provide ourselves with love. When I was going through a difficult time in my life, I put a sticky note on my mirror that said “I am a beautiful sexy woman.” When I woke up in the morning this was the first thing I saw and I said it out loud to myself while looking in the mirror. This provided me with confidence I needed to take on the world and all I did was change the way I thought about myself. My self-esteem and confidence rose and it’s all because I changed my perspective. .
2: New Perspectives: A lot of times we start projects,plans, or designs, but we get discouraged when we hit a block. Many of us see blocks as obstacles and a lot of times we give up. Looking at obstacles with positive thinking allows us to understand that obstacles are necessary in life. By thinking positively we can generate solutions to these obstacles rather than give up because of a block. Positive thinking can allow us to see life in a brand new way and look at the bigger picture rather than remain stuck in negative thought. Don’t dwell on the negative but allow yourself to see the good that can result because of every situation.
4. Positive thinking can create less stress in your life. Positive energy can be much more productive than negative energy. Both are very powerful energy, but positive energy can allow for a more peaceful and relaxed state of mind. Notice the difference, “I can’t get all of these bills paid, my life is so stressful, I can’t handle this, I am a failure and stupid.” vs. “I will find a way to pay my bills, I am going to take a deep breath because I am stressed, I am capable and I will figure this out.” Although the situation is the same, the second sentence is less tense and more confident. Positive thinking can provide a clear mind to focus on a solution rather than dwell on the problem. It’s the same problem but our state of mind can be altered based on how we look at it. YOU CAN DO IT!
5. Positive energy attracts positive energy. Have you ever been surrounded by negative people? Chances are you understand how that negative energy can impact your mood and the overall environment. Positive energy is the same way. Have you ever smiled at anyone and they automatically smiled back? How does laughter make you feel? These types of positive energies attract more positive energy. Just being in a good mood will attract positive things into your life and you are able to pass along that positivity to others.
6. It can improve your relationships. Being in a negative state of mind can have huge impacts on relationships. The majority of people do not want to be around negativity as it tends to be unpleasant! It can cause friction in relationships and can leave feelings of being stuck and feelings of unhappiness. Positive thinking can open the lines of communication and provide for more harmonious and meaningful relationships in your life. I will reiterate that positive energy attracts positive energy!
What do you think of the power of positivity? :)