The real power of positive thinking comes from you. All thought has power; it is up to you to what kind of power you are going to put behind those thoughts. Let’s stop the power of negative thinking. Let me ask you, do you have a positive or a negative attitude? Answer these quick questions:
- Do you curse at the TV when it won’t turn to the correct channel?
- Do you sometimes get headaches?
- Are you competitive?
- Do you sometimes raise your voice when you are standing up for yourself?
- Do you send your child to their room when they misbehave?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, that is completely normal behavior. The issue that when other people see you do these things and that is all they see, they only base their perspective, they will assume you have a bad attitude. The above questions need further evaluation. Let’s rephrase them:
“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”
~ Ashley Smith
- Do you curse at the TV when it won’t turn to the correct channel for 30 minutes?
- Do you get headaches because you are always upset about something?
- Being competitive is a good thing and don’t let anyone tell you any different. The issue is how good of a loser you are; do you call people who beat you cheaters or insist they had an advantage over you? If you win, great – feel good about yourself but if you lose, get upset and then get over it.
- Standing up for yourself is a natural part of any human being. If you do not stand up for yourself, people will walk all over you. The issue is if you feel the need to scream over someone else to make yourself to feel better.
- Disciplining your children is a necessary and essential part of life. The issue is when everything your child does, annoys you or you are always punishing them.
“Look,” he said, “the point is there’s no way to be a hundred percent sure about anyone or anything. So you’re left with a choice. Either hope for the best, or just expect the worst.”
If you expect the worst, you’re never disappointed,”
~ Sarah Dessen
These attributes touch on having a negative attitude. Now, let’s look at some positivity.
- Do you smile at strangers?
- Do you smile when you see a sunrise or sunset?
- Do you congratulate others on their achievements and really mean it?
- Are you happy to see your child when they return from school?
- Do you hold doors open when entering a building?
- Are you grateful for the things in your life?
- When lines are long, do you find something to do such as text a friend, check your email via your phone, read the magazines on display or any number of other distracting things?
- Do the little things make you happy?
If you answered to two or more to these questions, you obviously give off positive vibes to others.
The Benefits of Positive Thinking
Thinking positively should not be a chore, you should make a point to show positive thinking every day. Positive thinking is not just for those who are down and out, it is for everyone. Positive thinking decreases your heart rate while negative thinking increases your heart rate. Stress and negative thinking are the number one reason for heart problems. Our minds are more alert and we make better decisions when you are positive. Haven’t you noticed that when you think you are going to have a good day, your wish is usually granted and vice versa? This is because negative thoughts cloud our minds and we stop paying attention. People don’t want to be around negative people so have a bad attitude will certainly lead to a lonesome life. You will lose friends, acquaintances and colleagues at work.
What You Think About You Bring About
This statement is true; just think about it deeply for a moment. When you think positive thoughts, do you get all warm and smile more? When you think in a negative way, does your day seem to end exactly as awful as you thought it would?
“Doing something positive will help turn your mood around. When you smile, your body relaxes. When you experience human touch and interaction, it eases tension in your body.”
~ Simone Elkeles
Therefore, I introduce “Feel Good Sundays”. Sundays seem to be the most laid back day of the week but it also tends to make people start thinking that Monday is just hours away which can cause negative thoughts. Therefore, I thought Sunday was the best day to remember what you are thankful for and as many positive thoughts as possible. Then you won’t negatively think about Monday but instead; you will actually enjoy the day.