Positive thinking is an optimistic brain pattern often mistook for hippie behaviour as positive thinking appears careless and irresponsible. However optimism is not only health serving and fun, it is also liberating and empowering.
In fact, positive thinking and health go hand in hand as your health will never improve if you are depressed. While it’s easy to blame circumstances, lack of opportunities or any other similar excuse, accepting the fact that you are in control of your own mindset is the best way to make use of your time. This is because it is only you who has the power to decide when you will switch on the optimist switch in your head.
Benefits of a positive mindset:
1. Improves focus
Positivity helps you keep yourself focused on your goals. By tuning out all that negativity, you have lots of room to explore your dreams without any limitations or barriers creating negativity in your mind. Think of positive thinking as a daily exercise where you can improve your positivity muscle’s strength by implementing positive thinking patterns every day.
For example, every morning, leave yourself little reminders and pointers to help you start your day on a positive note. So no matter what or who you encounter every day, your positive mindset helps you handle whatever life throws at you. With life throwing little tests along the path of life to check how mentally strong you are, you can easily pass these tests if your mind is full positivity.
2. Improves your mood
Nothing can spoil your motivation and bring you down quicker than negativity and negative thoughts. In fact, negativity can be disabling. So instead of brooding over negative thoughts, think positively to amplify the goodness of your life.
3. Tunes out negativity and criticism
If you focus your attention on negative events or people, you only rob yourself of time to fuel your optimistic fire. While negativity brings on more negativity, positive thoughts and moods being more positivity. So to get positive results, always focus on the positive and tune out all negativity and criticism from your life.
4. Helps you serve your life’s purpose
By operating with a positive mindset, it helps you clear away from mental clutter and helps you stay on par with your life’s purposes. It is only with an optimistic outlook that you can manage your life’s mental and physical limits to make good use of your pulse.
How to develop an optimistic outlook to life
1. Learn to get mesmerized by the beauty of life
Though this may sound farfetched, by learning to think back as you were a child where you used to get transfixed on little things like the sound of bike tires while peddling the street, you learn to focus on life’s tiny details. You thus learn to see beauty in life and once you see beauty, positive thinking follows. So develop a habit of immersing yourself in things that intrigue you and you find beautiful and pretty soon you end up mesmerized with the beauty of life.
2. Don’t worry about others’ opinions
This is usually easier said than done. However this is the ticket to happiness. All the famous celebrities today reached their epitome of success only because they had learnt to tune to the negative vibes and stop listening to critics. While positive individuals usually contract a following of nay-sayers, these nay-sayers are always in a state of jealousy as they do not fulfil their own personal missions in life. Do not pay attention to them and if you feel sorry about anything for them, remember this is because it means that they wish they could be in your shoes.
3. You are probably doing things right if you don’t fit in
A positive mindset usually leaves others confused as they end up bewildered with your optimism. They start struggling to find their sense of life which slowly manifests itself into jealousy or negativity in themselves.
However don’t let this negativity divert you from your mission in life to shine positivity and light everywhere. Once light shines over darkness, darkness disappears. Similarly, by being positive and true in life, you inspire others to follow the same mindset in life.
So it’s proven that a positive mindset reaps many benefits. Not only does it open doors for you, but it also reduces your stress levels, increases your zest for life and improves your vitality. So concentrate on positivity and you will slowly watch it grow.