Saturday, January 3, 2009

Positive Thinking Tips II

Feeling down. Clear your head with some positive thoughts and be energized.

Keep in mind, all success comes from behaviors (from doing something)...But all behaviors start out as thoughts (mental activity). So if you want different behaviors, you'll need to have different thoughts.
It's as simple as that.
Mike Brescia

The key to success is to influence the subconscious mind and set up new habits and behaviour. The subconscious responds to repetition. Repeating a positive affirmation to yourself will make it respond. Try saying something like: “Every day in every way things are getting better.”

In addition, you can trick the emotions into responding favourably. When we smile it releases chemicals in the brain that make us feel good. Try looking in the mirror and grinning at yourself. Don’t feel self conscious- just do it. You will be amazed at how good it makes you feel. Also, make sure you smile when you meet people. It will make you feel good and they will respond to you. Turn yourself into a smile millionaire!

Everything changes, even stone.
Claude Monet

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
Zig Ziglar

When you encounter negative people or surroundings, the first thing you need to do is assess the situation. Decide where the negativity is coming from. Once you have figured that out you have two choices. You can remove yourself from the situation or you can try and stay positive and possible raise the person from their negative funk.

If your spouse is down, turn it around, speak words of affirmation and encouragement. Help them transition from their current thinking pattern to a positive outlook filled with hope. You can stop looking at what appears to be happening to you and start looking at what is happening for you, everything is possible for him who believes. Now I urge you to keep up your courage, you are capable, you are well able, you have can do power, you are an overcomer, you are blessed with the fullness of life and that is much to rejoice in. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways…
Psalm 91:11 Guide

Worry is a negative thought. If you dwell on what you don't want to have or don't want to happen, without knowing, you are putting negative thoughts into your mind. Get rid of them and replace them with positive thinking. That whatever you may get or want will be taken care of in a positive manner. How many times have you thought or worried yourself right into something you did not want? If you think honestly, I am sure you will remember something. I have heard people say many times, I was afraid this would happen or I knew this would happen. For some reason the majority of us tend to dwell on the bad or unfortunate occurrences in life. We are glad for the good things but we don't seem to dwell on them like we do when something goes wrong. We seem to slip into a negative thinking mode without even realizing it. When you catch yourself thinking about how bad your life is, stop and turn it into something positive. Tell yourself there is always room for change. Don't blame others for the pedicament you are in. You are the one who put yourself here and you can get yourself out. You are what you think, so think good thoughts and know you have the power to change your life.
Darlene McFarlane

Accept that you are here to grow and evolve. Life doesn’t always go smoothly. Not everything is meant to be a joyride or exercise in pleasure. Life’s lessons can be difficult, but are more so if you approach them with avoidance and apprehension. If you see them as opportunities to become stronger, wiser and more resilient, you are thinking positively and productively.
Zorka Hereford

So as you go through your day-to-day routines, pay attention to your self-talk. Rather than constantly repeating discouraging and critical phrases to yourself, do your best to be positive. Instead of saying, “I’m not disciplined enough to exercise,” say, “I’ll plan out a realistic strategy and stick to my plan.” Instead of saying, “That was so stupid of me to break that plate,” tell yourself, “That’s no big deal. Everyone drops things from time to time.

If only everyone starts looking at all others as composites of feelings, emotions, drives and thoughts, neither positive nor negative but as individual responses to moments and situations meant to protect oneself or draw lessons for the future, there would be less of cruelty and violence in the world. Low self-esteem is a trap laid by labels; it is up to us not to fall in it. Our emotions, thoughts and actions are part of our defense mechanism. They are not meant to debase or demean us unless we get convinced that we are negative.
VN Narayanan

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