“A good attitude always starts with good thoughts. Positive thinking is equally as powerful as negative thinking: you’ll start to believe it eventually. So it’s critical to adopt the former and make it into a daily habit. Like everything, shifting your mindset requires conscious effort and commitment, and there are many ways to condition yourself to think positively until it becomes second nature.”
Here are Twenty One.
1. “Eliminate negative words from your vocabulary.
2. Surround yourself with good company.
3. Practice gratitude.
4. Adopt a personal motto.
5. Avoid triggers.
6. Reward yourself.
7. Practice mindfulness.
8. Slow down & relax.
9. Set yourself up for a good day.
10. Set up positive reminders around you.
11. Practice positive affirmations.
12. Don’t be so hard on yourself.
13. Do things that bring you joy.
14. Pay it forward; help others.
15. Read an inspiring book.
16. Find the silver lining.
17. Look at the bigger picture.
18. Find stress releasers.
19. Take a break from social media.
20. Don’t dwell on the past.
21. Make an attitude shift.”
Walk with me for a second. Proverbs 4:23 tells us “Above all else, guard your heart for everything that you do flow from it.” As we read further, Proverb 28:26 instructs “Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.”
In summary, we are what we think. We do what our thoughts guide us to do.
Therefore, we must guard our thoughts. If we are smart, we have probably channeled our thinking to the fact that we are always work in progress. That progress is so much easier when positively is in our midst.
There is no difference in the thought processes and energy levels that it take to think negative as it take to think positive. The outcomes to the latter produce the greatest reward.
In the words of the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher,
“Watch your thoughts for they become words.
Watch your words for they become actions.
Watch your actions for they become habits.
Watch your habits for they become your character.
And watch your character for it becomes your destiny.
What we think, we become.”
Speak positive words!
Do positive things!
You will be positively happier!
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