Positive thinking is an attitude that focuses on the bright side of life and expects good results. It’s important to think positively and be optimistic to feel better about ourselves and our lives. Being positive can help you build stronger relationships with others and open up new opportunities in life. In this article, you can read a couple of exercises that will help you to increase your positivity.
Affirmations are positive statements that you repeat to yourself every morning and evening to change your beliefs. For affirmations to be as effective as possible, they should be in present tense, positive, personal and specific.
For example, to improve positive thinking, you could repeat to yourself “I love myself just the way I am.”
The Mirror Technique
This method is quite simple and effective. Every morning and evening, stand in front of a mirror, look at yourself and say everything you like about yourself. At the end of this exercise, say “I love and accept myself.”
This technique will boost your self-confidence and increase your positivity in general.
Think About Your Blessings
No matter, how difficult or unfair our life might seem, there is always possible to find things to be grateful about. Some of them might be your family, friends, vision, a roof over your head, etc.
Keep doing this exercise regularly, and you will notice that you will start appreciating what you have more.
Breathing is something we often take for granted, however, it can be a powerful tool to improve your inner thoughts.
Sit down or lay down in a place where you feel comfortable, and take a few long breaths. Try to keep your head clear of any thoughts and concentrate on your breathing. If any thoughts pop in your head, acknowledge them and let them go – you’ll think about them a bit later.
This exercise will calm you down and clear your mind of negative thoughts. Afterward, while your mind is still clear, you can follow up with another one of the exercises described in this article.
Use Positive Words
When you are talking to others or even yourself, don’t be so harsh on yourself and use positive sentences. Instead of saying “I’m so dumb! I always mess things up!” you should say something like “I made a mistake this time. It’s ok to make mistakes. I will learn from it.”
Changing the way you talk and think about yourself can have an immense impact on your feelings and thoughts. Try it for yourself, and you’ll see the impact!
I hope you found the exercises useful! If you have different exercises you use or any other feedback, feel free to leave a comment below!
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