8 Practical Ways To Become A Positive Thinker | Zero To Hero
The physical and mental benefits of positive thinking have been demonstrated by many types of research. A positive mindset can give you more confidence and self-esteem but it also helps to reduce the effect of hypertension and stress.
"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. "--William Shakespeare
WHAT NEGATIVE THOUGHTS CAN DO WITH YOUR BRAIN.
- Negative thoughts lead to narrow thinking.
- Negative thoughts make people coward.
- With negative thoughts, someone can never unlock their true potential.
- Negative thoughts lead to low confidence & self-esteem.
- Negative thoughts always come with more stress.
- Negative thoughts can damage you mentally but also physically.
Let's say you are driving your car through a forest. Suddenly your car gets spoiled. As soon as you get out of the car, you see a hungry lion running towards you.
At this time your brain registers a negative emotion, in this case, the emotion is fear. After that, you will start running. This thing is good if you are really in the same situation but your brain will act like this in your daily life only if you are a negative thinker. You just can not unlock your true potential. Negative thoughts narrow your mind. That's why it is not good for you. You should always approach positive thinking over negative thinking.
IF YOU WANT TO BE A POSITIVE THINKER THEN THESE STEPS WILL HELP YOU.
1. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH POSITIVE MINDED PEOPLE.
Believe it or not, the accompaniment around you has a great effect on you. If you are surrounded by negative thinkers, sooner or later you will become one of them. If your friends are negative thinkers than you have to change them because they are not going to help you grow but they will help you to keep being average.
Find new people and start interacting with them but now carefully make people your friends. Try to make a friendship bond with successful people because successful people have a habit of being positive. Which will eventually help you to be a positive thinker.
That's why you have to change your accompaniment with positive thinkers. You can learn a lot of things from them and they will definitely help you. Try to be calm in every situation and try to think positive in the worst situations. It will take time but after some time you will see that now you start becoming a positive thinker.
2. FEED YOUR POSITIVITY.
You have to keep feeding your positivity. Positivity leads to positive thoughts. Studies show that meditation, deep breathing and productivity increases the level of positivity. Try to do meditation and deep breathing in your day to day life. Meditation also helps to increase calm and patience in your life.
You should stay away from any negative news and stay close to positive news. Read about successful people or listen to a good podcast in the morning. Keep doing good things to feed your positivity.
3. TRY TO HELP OTHERS.
You can not deny the fact that helping others gives a self-satisfaction feeling. More peace of mind means more positivity to you. So start helping others in your life. It could be your friends, your family members or the needy.
Many of the richest people like Bill Gates, Ratan Tata, Azim Premji help others by donating their money. You can also do this to be more positive, to be more productive in your life. Remember one thing, the more you give the more you get.
If you are stressed out in your life then try to help a needy. Believe me, you will achieve self-satisfaction. Try it by yourself.
4. FOCUS ON THE GOOD THINGS.
You should always focus on the good things in your life. There's no such thing as a perfect day. Whenever you face a challenge, try to focus on the good things and the benefits you could get from that.
You have to change your thinking pattern in order to achieve positivity. Let's see a good example for a better understanding.
Let's say you are going somewhere in the morning, it can be your office or gym or supermarket, etc. And then you get stuck in the traffic. Rather than getting frustrated, try to see the good things you could get from that.
You would say, what can I get while stacking in the traffic. Well, when you stuck in the traffic. You have extra time to listen to some good podcasts. This is just one of the examples. Start focusing on the good things.
5. FOCUS ON THE PRESENT MOMENT.
Focus on the present means no longer worrying about the past and not fearing what will happen in the future. You just have to stay in the present moment and enjoy what happening now.
Remove the items that are related to your past memories. Just forget about the mistakes you did in your past and try to live in the present moment.
Try to forgive others. For example, if you have grudges with your parents, your friends or your partner. Just forgive them and move ahead in your life. Trust me this thing will help you a lot.
6. BE HAPPY.
Try to be as happy as you can in your daily life. Stop worrying about little things like how I am looking today, I didn't get sleep, etc. Instead of that be happy with what you have.
Stop saying bad about people because it always makes you negative from inside. And that's not good for you if you want to be positive. Try to put a smile on your face, your smile can make someone's day.
Try to find humor in bad situations. Trust me by doing this, your whole focus will shift from the sad mood to a good mood.
Do what you love to do. Do what you want to do. You don't have to focus on other people's opinions, just do what you want to do and be happy.
7. SHIFT YOUR MOOD FROM EXERCISE.
You should definitely do exercise in your daily life. Exercise helps to change you, not only physically but also mentally. When you do exercise, your body releases the stress out of your body. Hence a self-satisfaction takes place.
Here I am not talking about gym workout only but yoga and other exercises also. You should also try to do some spiritual exercises. Spirituality gives you unbelievable calm in your mind.
8. TAKE THE HELP OF SPIRITUALITY.
Spirituality is something that you should definitely try. In spirituality, you are actually trying to connect with a bigger or wider thing. So many people changed their life because of spirituality.
You can increase your focus or concentration power. You can find out your purpose. You can level up yourself with spirituality.
If you don't know what to do in your life and why you are here on this planet. Then why not try spirituality. I mean if you don't get something from it, you aren't losing something either.
But one I have to mention here and that is really important if you are going to try it. Is that you have to do it in the presence of someone who actually is in spirituality. Because he or she can give you the right direction.
Just try it with a little bit of yoga and meditation. And then see what happens.
IN THE END
These are some tips from my side, to be a positive thinker. Remember that you have to practice it every day. Because nothing happens overnight. Years and years of hard work making it happen. Think it like a marathon rather than a sprint. Try to implement each & every step in your life.
Good Luck 😊