This post was written by Rebecca from selfdevelopmentsecrets.com.
Being positive is very powerful and it’s a joy in itself. Learning to control self-talk, that inner dialogue that goes on in your head and is the narrator in the story of your life, leads to a more interesting and clear story. Here are ten reasons that inspire positive thinking, which is a skill set that can and should be mastered for your best possible life!Positive thinking is a skill set that can and should be mastered for your best possible life! Click To Tweet
1. Positive thinking is clear thinking.
In the same way that you use your GPS to get to where you want to go, envisioning a positive outcome will help guide you. If you can picture it, break it down to a plan, implement the steps, then you will reach your destination.
2. An upbeat attitude makes the path of life more pleasant.
First of all, the thoughts in your head are your constant companion. Don’t you want a kind, intelligent, patient companion? Of course, you do. Mindfulness meditation will help you become aware of your thoughts and awareness is the first step towards mastery.
3. You can’t be two places simultaneously.
If you’re doing a bright and right thought process, it will decrease the likelihood of falling into depression, which is a debilitating physical and mental condition. By training your brain towards a more healthy and positive outlook you can reduce the occurrence and severity of depression.
4. Your mental outlook can counteract physical stress.
Negative thinking is stressful on the mind and the body. As studies from the Mayo Clinic prove, positive thinking has a beneficial impact on everything from your immune system to your cardiovascular health. Just knowing that you’re being kind to your body will make you feel more positive!
5. It’s easier to make healthier lifestyle choices when you’re in positive mode.
If you believe that you will get to the beach, feel comfortable in your body, and have a sensational time, it’s easier to forgo that extra cookie. If you know that getting into the school of your choice is a real possibility, then studying makes sense. And if you believe that you have gifts to share, then volunteering becomes a worthwhile activity.
6. Dancing on the bright side of the street fosters creativity.
Think of the times when you’ve come up with the best solutions and when you had the most profound insights. When you feel good about life the possible paths to your goals have a better chance of presenting themselves.
7. Optimism is an energy that attracts like energy.
The lightness and brightness of it is a mirror that reflects beauty and goodness.
8. What we feel we project both inwards and outwards.
As Anais Nin wrote, “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” Why not consciously see the people, places, and things in your life as inherently interesting, noteworthy, and unique?'We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.' Click To Tweet
9. A positive attitude promotes resilience.
In the process of reaching your goals, there are going to periods of trials, some setbacks, and learning curves. Therefore, when you believe in the end product it makes the bumps along the way learning experiences and amusing anecdotes. Keep it upbeat as you work towards your goal; each obstacle is one more twist along the route of success.
10. Being in an affirmative frame of mind enhances your relationships and your alone time.
Think about the people whom you most enjoy spending time with because of a certain serenity. These people exude a positive, balanced, relaxed outlook. They believe in their best selves and they extend that same courtesy and generosity of spirit to others. Be the kind of person who is kind to people. That attitude will invite other positive people and experiences into your world.
There are many routes to a positive frame of mind, from the study of philosophy to the practice of mindfulness meditation to the simple cultivation of gratitude. The process of positivity brings many rewards.