Being happy everyday and seeing glimpses of happiness everyday can be as simple as adopting a positive inner attitude. Dealing with negative thoughts that may be attacking you just requires some initiative. Follow this guide if you want to live peacefully in few steps:
Positive inner attitude
The brain sends an average of more than 60,000 thoughts per day. An astronomical figure that becomes dominant when we learn that 80% turn out to be negative. Imagine the chaos inside your head, which can lead to depression, anxiety and prevent you from living your life in peace.
Being positive is essential for limiting anxiety or depressive disorders. With a positive inner attitude, you take the time to put things in perspective and look at the positive aspects of life. Ultimately, it improves mood, stress, well-being as well as the ability to make the right choices to face the negative aspects of life.
Be careful, this is not meant to deceive appearances by pretending everything is fine. To show a big smile when haunted by doubt, fear, or anger. A good external outlook does not guarantee a positive inner attitude. If so, then your inner negative attitude will surely come to the fore.
To deal with all these daily events that affect your mind in a negative way, the first step is to apply positive thinking. Positive thoughts are the guarantee of a sense of calm and peace.
Clearly, see the glass half full! In case of difficulties, ask yourself: What are the positive aspects of this situation? That way you’ll manage to relativize and underestimate the things that don’t deserve your anger. Although it takes some practice, try to see the good sides of every situation. For example :
- It’s raining… I don’t have to go out to water the garden.
- It’s the end of the holidays… I’m going to be able to seriously restart the game.
- My car broke down… it’s time to get the bike out.
- My favorite dish is no longer available… I am going to try something new.
You have to understand that it is your attitude towards an event that determines its action on your mind. Of course, this doesn’t mean living in a utopian world where problems don’t exist, but rather accepting unpleasant situations in order to manage them by holding them apart from negative ones.
The brain is a fertile area: If you plant brambles, it will grow, too. So plant the seeds of success, which grow rapidly when irrigated with good thoughts.
Here is a powerfully effective tool used by top athletes or people under extreme stress on a daily basis. When faced with the unknown or doubt, the brain binds to unconscious feelings of fear, doubts about future events.
Positive visualization before a big event in your life will improve your concentration, limit the perception of failure and help manage future stress. By convincing your brain that you have already experienced a positivity, you are more likely to be able to retrieve it successfully.
The process is simple, before an apprehension situation, imagine the event by imagining that everything is going for the best. Let things come to you to feel all the feelings and sensations associated with them.
You must integrate all your senses, be it visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory and taste. It is your entire being that will then project itself to aim and achieve it…mentally.
What you say directly affects your thoughts. That’s why the use of positive vocabulary is very important. Like visualization, expressing yourself has a positive effect on your outlook.
All you have to do is reduce your expression of negativity and repeat positive phrases to yourself to counter negative thoughts. For example, it is enough to express gratitude for the benefit of others (thank you) and explain why you are grateful (it makes me happy when…, I appreciate…).
After a difficult day or a special event, dark thoughts pop into your mind, there is another exercise. Here, mentally speaking verbally, reading, or writing down your positives helps you reduce negative thoughts and helps you get started on the right foot.
Writing, reading, or telling yourself simple phrases like “I’ll get there,” “I’ll be the best,” focusing on the positives and success will have a noticeable effect. You know the famous “chant” or motivational phrase that athletes say to each other before a match, this is the perfect example of positive verbalization.
Build your confidence, your serenity and your calmness by adopting a positive inner attitude. Think positive by looking at a glass half full, envision your actions being successful and tell others or your subconscious about your positivity: you will be taking a big step towards happiness!