Positive thinking helps with stress management and can even improve your health. Practice overcoming negative self-talk with examples provided.
There are times in life when even the best medication is not enough to solve a health problem. For folks struggling with a perpetual state of uneasiness and stress, simply adjusting your perspective a little can make a huge difference.
Working your way to a more optimistic view of your situation, whatever it may be, can go a long way to help you overcome some obstacles in your daily life. The "power of positive thinking" has been proven to give one more confidence and even prevent some stress-related disorders.
Having a " Positive mindset" does not suggest that you "bury your head in the sand" and pretend that life is not "coming at you fast" like it does the rest of us. You are also not expected to delude yourself into thinking that when things are bad, that they really aren't. Thinking positively works in such a way that, you see "the bleep hit the fan", but instead of catastrophizing, you rather come up with a way to overcome your challenges.
Here are 4 tips to help you transform your negative or destructive mindset into a happier and more productive positive attitude.
1. Focus on what you have, be grateful, and work on what you want
Spending all day and all night Stressing about all the stuff you do not have is counterproductive. Such a state of being will only lead to depression and aid in the development of some pretty antisocial tendencies, such as jealousy and a constant state of anger.
You will feel insecure and inadequate all the time, especially, when around folks you perceive as being more successful than you are. Learn to appreciate what you have. Try to remind yourself of the difficulties you faced when you did not have what you have while working to get the things you want.
2. Learn to make fun of yourself
Life can be very stressful. We can sometimes see life as a bunch of issues we just need to resolve. We can become obsessed with the headaches and issues life throws at us, worrying about every little insult and every way we think another person is trying to offend us.
Life can actually be a very funny and a fun activity if we would just learn to loosen-up a bit. Try to have fun and be OK with making fun of yourself sometimes. Try to see the humorous side of the mistakes you make and learn to wear your mistakes as battle scars and not something to be ashamed of.
3. Learn from your mistakes
I like to think that life presents the good with the bad, no matter your race, gender, or income level. The point, I think is to enjoy the good and learn from the bad. Enjoying the good times creates memories and learning from the bad helps to develop wisdom. It is important to allow yourself to accept when something bad has happened to you, acknowledge your role in the event so you can extrapolate some valuable lessons from what has happened and come up with an action plan to get out of your situation.
4. Reflect on how it all went wrong
I often meet people who think that being a "positive person" means simply denying anything negative that happens in their lives. Having a positive mindset does not mean denying that there is anything wrong. Instead, allow some time for reflection.
Don't throw a pity party for yourself, but rather think about all the things that led up to your current predicament and how to avoid such a mess in the future. Have a positive attitude about how to solve your issue, focusing more on what you did to get there and how you can get out of the situation.