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How to Think Positive

Maya Pillai
Positive thinking is not about hiding your emotions,or burying your difficult feelings or negative thought. At times the lowest points in your lives are the ones that motivates us to move forward to make positive shift. Positive thinking is all about making an optimistic shift in the way you would look at the world around you.
"Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will." Zig Ziglar

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Negative thoughts drain you off your energy  while a tiny positive thought can help you bloom.
Its not easy to undo negative thoughts and pessimism overnight. However, with a certain amount of practice of positive thinking you can learn to approach and view things from a positive perspective.
By harnessing the power of positivity, you can create an ever lasting impact on your life. Thinking positively will make you optimistic while helping you look for a silver lining when you are in a depressing situation.

Begin your Day with Positive Affirmation

How you start your morning sets the tone for rest of the day. Saying the simple mantra, "It's going to be a wonderful day for me today" is more than enough to set the positive tone for an awesome day.

Focus on the Silver Lining

Even on the so called the perfect days, you may encounter unseen challenges. Focus on the benefits of a situation, however small or important it may seem.

Failures are Part of a Success

Instead of giving weight-age to your failure, think about what you are going to do next time. Contemplate on your failures to make the next attempt a success.

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Find Humor in a Bad Situation

Humor helps to relieve stress and lighten your mood even in the darkest situations.Probably, you can make a good story out these and give a pep talk or even crack a joke later on.

Focus on an Individual Moment

Negativity usually stems from a memory of a past event or an exaggerated imagination of potential future event. You need to focus only on the present moment. May sound simple but not easy. It needs practice.

Surround Yourself with Positive People

Positive outlooks, positive affirmation and positive stories are experienced when you surround yourself with positive friend, co-workers and mentors.

Practice Gratitude

Every bad situation has a certain amount of goodness in it. Train yourself to look for the good things and be thankful those things. Start maintaining a gratitude journal. It helps.
Though thinking positive has its benefits, thinking negative when you have to is not bad either. When you're sad or grieving displaying negative thoughts helps to communicate  that you need their support. However,ask yourself is this negative emotion help improve your life?
There is always scope for self-improvement. A failure should not hamper your success. Pursue positive thinking because you win some, you lose some. That's life.