Try This: The Power of Positive Thinking. Turn Down the Negative Self-Talk. Turn Up the Self-Value Talk "I'm Going to Win in this Life" - Say That Every Day
Positive thinking is the mental and emotional attitude that we all possess and is what can make the difference between seeing the best in everything or the worst. Sometimes it can seem like everything in the universe is against you. The weather, finances, plans going wrong, disasters … the list goes on and on.
When things start to go wrong it’s all too easy to start seeing the negatives in everything else which leads you into a negative state of mind that can be hard to get out of. Sometimes we need to accept that some things are out of our control and we just have to try and make the best of it. We have no control over when and where the rain will fall. We have no power over our cars temperamental engine. We don’t know when something bad will happen. The point of this is that negative thinking can not change the outcomes of these situations, it can only make them appear worse than they really are.
There is also evidence that suggests that positive thinking can eliminate stress by removing negative thought processes from your mind. It makes perfect sense really. Stress causes increased levels of cortisol to be released from the brain, which in turn ups the levels of anxiety you feel. Anxiety is a leading cause of negative thinking and once this cycle begins it can be difficult to break it. Now, when you are in a positive frame of mind, your dopamine and serotonin levels increase leading to a happier state of mind and a more positive outlook on life.
It is true that negativity breeds negativity. When you are in a bad mood and you feel like the world is against you, you unknowingly give off bad vibes that others pick up on. This could be a simple look you give someone, the tone of your voice or your body language. When people feel negativity towards them, they too tend to become negative and again the cycle continues. When you feel positive you tend to see the best in things and bad situations appear less daunting and easier to deal with. By keeping in a positive mindset you don’t allow the negative to creep in and start clouding your emotions which allow you to remain happier, calmer and more rational.
Happiness and positivity lay in your hands and you are the one who either sees the glass as being half empty or being half full.