Half-Full Or Half Empty? Positivity Can Change Your Life
Do you know what happy, successful people think about every day?
It’s pretty simple actually.
They think about what they want and how they can get it.
Positivity can totally change your life.
When you spend your time thinking and talking about what you want from life and how you can achieve it, you will feel happier and more in control.
When you think about happy things, your brain releases endorphins, which give you a feeling of well-being.
It doesn’t take long to develop a positive attitude.
The Importance of Optimism
Psychological tests have shown that happy people have a specific quality that enables them to live a better life.
That quality, of course, is optimism.
If you’re groaning at the thought of such positivity, because you worry that you can’t become an optimist, then stop right now.
According to WebMD, optimism can be learned.
It’s all about cause and effect.
If you change your way of thinking and align it with optimists, you will start to feel happier and see results.
Happy People Find The Good In The World
There are two distinct ways that optimists deal with the world, which sets them apart from the rest:
First, they remain focused on what they want, looking for ways to achieve it.
They set clear goals and remain confident they will achieve them.
Second, in every difficult situation an optimist will look for the good.
When something goes wrong, they determine what lesson or knowledge can be drawn from the situation.
If you look for the good in someone or something then you will always find it.
And in the looking, you will find yourself more cheerful.
The Power Of Positive Thinking
Optimists look for the lesson in every obstacle they encounter.
They don’t get upset and look at where they can lay blame.
They control their emotions and look at things logically.
Positive thinking has several benefits to your life:
Willpower and motivation come from a strong mind.
Negative thoughts lead to negative actions.
When you replace pessimism with optimism, you reshape your outlook.
Strong Relationships –
Happiness attracts happiness, and so, happy people attract people who are happy.
If you surround yourself with negativity, you will only attract negativity.
Positivity breeds trust, which builds strong relationships.
Without trust, relationships cannot survive. We are hardwired to seek trust.
Negativity spreads and can impact other attributes, such as self-esteem and confidence.
The key to leading a happy life is loving yourself.
Optimists laugh louder, love harder, and walk taller.
They actually glow.
Strong Mind & Body –
Negative thoughts are draining and can have a severe impact on your mental health.
They can leave you struggling to get up in the morning and inhibit your ability to sleep.
Fatigue leads to weakness, sadness, and a lack of motivation. Therefore, negativity takes a toll on your whole body.
You can make the choice today to see the glass as half full instead of half empty.
Look at your blessings rather than noting every shortcoming.
Look at the best in everyone around you.
Because in truth, the majority of people are honest and good.
Look for the good in their actions and in their words, and resolve to be of good cheer.
It’s easy to be upbeat when everything in your life is going well.
But it’s even more important to do so when everything is not going so well, especially when everything is going against you or is falling apart.
You can still draw from your inner strength and look on the bright side of life, and it will pay off in spades.
If you have a setback no worries.
Remember, we are all human. No one is perfect.
If you react negatively, or are negative about something, take a look at it and think about why you responded the way you did.
And then resolve to do better next time.
It’s a process, but the more you practice positivity, the better you will get at it and the happier you will be.
Remember, it takes just as much energy to think positive as it does to think negative.
How do you want to use up your energy today?
This is the only life you get.
Make it a good one. Make it count.
Now I want to hear from you!
Is your glass half full or half empty?
How do you turn things around when you’re feeling negative or pessimistic?
Please share your thoughts in the comments below.
I would love to hear your stories.
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