It’s easy to be negative, throw yourself a pity party or be upset. What that means is that you will be miserable.
Think of having a relaxed body, a free mind, no worries, and little stress. Positive thinking allows you to do that. Now, I am no expert. I simply want to change my way of thinking so I can be more happy and at peace.
Below, I give you tips of positive thinking. I can make another post on benefits and why you should practice positive thinking.
Here are a couple tips to achieve positive thinking.
- Don’t worry about what other people think/say/do
It is easy to fall into the trap of paying attention to things people do, but once you start letting it affect you then you’ve fallen into the trap. As soon as you start analyzing, going crazy, looking at all details, giving those people extra attention, your life and your choices start revolving around that person. YOUR life is now IMPACTED by ANOTHER person, that you probably don’t care that much about. How terrible is that? You are now just a puppet. You now only doing things after thinking of that person or considering their actions. Everything and everyone that interacts with that person makes you mad. You act crazy. Do you see that NONE of this is good and NONE of this is about you? It’s all about that person. By worrying about that person, you have given them the spotlight, you have showed them you care, you have made your life about them. So just stop. Think of it this way: how do they think they feel about you giving them attention and that you care so much. Exactly. They are only doing this to you for a reason. Take it a compliment and move on. Tell yourself that you must have something going for you and that you won’t let anyone affect you, your work, your life, and your happiness. So, ignore them and run your life.
- Practice yoga or meditation
There are many ways to practice. What you have to do is find what works best for you. You have choices on when to practice and what type of mediation or yoga to practice. The best way is the way that works for you. Just remember to use that time to relax and focus on you. Everything else needs to be pushed aside.
- Remove toxic people from your life
I read the book “The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck,” and it was such a good read. I don’t know if it was the book was life changing but the way of thinking and what you had to process while reading was what I needed. The book gives perspective on your bucket/quota of fucks to give and rationalizing only those fucks. If you think of fucks given that way, that means you can only care and put energy in so much. Take a day, and then a week, and then a month giving out only X fucks. You’ll be doing the things you want to do, having time to yourself, not killing yourself over doing things you don’t want to do and not being around people that make you mad, angry, upset, annoyed, enraged, etc Removing toxic people makes you feel a fuller life. You are not around people that you deem dumb, rude, boring, obnoxious, materialistic, lacking in worldly conversations or any conversations outside gossip, drama and people.
- Remember to breath
Just breath. Before you act, just breath. Then, think it through. Then, breath. Then, move on. Life’s a journey. If you don’t breath, you won’t be able to get through that journey. You’ll be too worked up, you’ll get weak, you won’t make it.
- No overthinking, No worrying, Just think simple
I’m the biggest overthinking, worrier, and over analyzer. But nothing comes out of it. NOTHING. Regardless of how worked up and stressed you get, it’s not going to change the result. I know, crazy! But that’s just it, you getting so stressed is just you getting stressed. Then, you’re either happy about the result or sad and move on. But overthinking was just something you did in the meantime. Yeah, I think I would rather have fun in the meantime!