Tips on How to Think More Positive
This post is about the best tips on how to think more positive.
I will explain the 5 best tips on how to think positive and avoid negative thinking in your life.
Let me firstly give you some great reasons in case you did not know WHY thinking positive is so important for you:
You will be happier
You will learn more skills
You will feel better
You will accomplish more
Your health will improve
You will be more motivated
You will earn more money
You will gain more life experiences
You will meet better people
You will have better relationships
You will be more productive
You will have more self-pride
Your will have more self-confidence
You will have better coping skills
You attract more success into your life
You will have more energy
You will have a more active mind
You will have more courage
You will attract more opportunities
You will have an overall more fulfilling life
If that is not enough reasons for why you want to start thinking more positively in your life, then please do let me know more!
Thinking positive is not just crossing your fingers and hoping for the best, but instead seeing the world differently.
It is a philosophy which will greatly benefit you and your overall life.
When I started thinking more positively, the shift was dramatic in my wellbeing.
You can start feeling like this today too!
Here are some 5 excellent tips on how to think more positive and change your life for the better.
#1 – Gratitude
One of the easiest and most effective ways to think more positively in your life is to start being more grateful regularly.
Here is a list of things most people should be grateful for:
Being able to breathe.
Being able to talk.
Being able to walk.
Having food to eat daily.
Money in the bank.
Freedom of religion.
Having a roof over your head.
Breathing fresh air.
Your cell phone.
These are only the tip of the iceberg, there is plenty more you can be grateful for, and if you think about every single day what you have over what you don’t have you will live a happier and far more fulfilling life too.
#2 – Lower your Stress
When you live a stressful life, and it is full of negative and toxic people and outcomes, thinking positive may seem like a difficult task for sure.
When I was with a toxic partner, my life was so miserable and negative, because these energy vampires will drain and suck the living daylights out of you, and full disclosure I am a positive person too!
Here are some extra ways to lower your stress to start thinking more positively:
Walk away from negative people – if you are associating or dating a toxic negative person, you need to walk away. Make friends and associate with people who want the best for you only, otherwise you will just be banging your head against a brick wall.
Take a daily brisk walk – if you are suffering from stress, going for a good 30-45-minute brisk walk in the fresh air listening to a podcast or some relaxing music is the perfect detox. It allows you a break from technology and people, you are also gaining some much-needed fresh air, but also some time for reflection to think a lot clearer too.
Guided imagery – say for example your current life is incredibly stressful, and everything that can go wrong is going wrong. Perhaps on your walk or when you are alone you should take a moment to vacation in your mind. What I like to do when things are dark and gloomy is close my eyes and imagine myself on a beach in the Bahamas sipping a cocktail without a care in the world. Create a happy place and go to it whenever you like and feel the good energy you feel.
Read a book – when I purchased an iPad, I immediately downloaded the Kindle app and started reading regularly. Reading is one of the most relaxing and wonderful escapisms for so many reasons. It can be that one time of the day when you are quiet and just engrossed in a novel or book. You take the information in and your body completely relaxes as you do so. I would recommend trying to read at least 30 minutes or a chapter a day.
Sleep a bit more – when your body clock is used to getting up into the rat race and straight off to work it can be incredibly stressful on your days off. So, on your working week try and go to sleep a little earlier than usual, and on those weekends or days off just unwind in bed. Do not get up if you do not need to. Let your body rest and recover as it really needs it.
Reduce your caffeine – Caffeine is a stimulant found in coffee, tea, chocolate, and energy drinks. High doses can increase anxiety and of course stress. When I was previously really stressed and so highly strung, I used to cut caffeine out completely and found over the course of a week I felt 100x better than before.
Indulge in a relaxing hobby – I love to paint and draw, and when I do nothing in the world matters. Not only am I being creative which is a huge passion of mine, I am also channelling that energy into something beautiful. Whenever I draw for hours, I feel so accomplished and happy by spending the time doing something productive and relaxing.
Talk to somebody – whenever I was so stressed out or angry or feeling negative, I would call on my closest friends and vent. But usually by the end of the conversation I would either be laughing or crying with relief. Sometimes you need to get things off your chest and bottling it all up is NOT the right approach. So, get in touch with somebody you trust and let it all out!
Say this to yourself: “today I refuse to stress myself out about things i cannot control or change.”
#3 – Avoid Negative Things & People
Here is a quote that describes this perfectly:
“You become the people you surround yourself with.”
I will give you a personal example, when I used to gamble a lot, I used to obviously hang out with lots of people who loved gambling at the casino.
And one day when I was utterly miserable and fed up with my addiction I looked around and thought, “Jesus these people are a bunch of losers, so what does that make me?!”
A loser too.
Same goes if you are dating or married to a toxic person.
If you are usually not a drama queen or king and suddenly you notice all of a sudden you have more drama and negativity in your life on a regular basis, chances are it is the cause of the toxic person you are dating.
And therefore, you are allowing the negativity into your life.
And that goes for some habits and vices too.
If you smoke too much you will feel bad.
If you gamble too much the same.
And all the same for most vices.
Replace your toxic habits with something positive and what makes you feel good.
My point being if you genuinely want to start thinking a lot more positively then you need to avoid negative things that are bringing you down and avoid negative people too.
A negative person is somebody who is never satisfied, toxic, and destructive to your happiness and development.
And life is way too short to put up with these sorts of people.
Some people are beyond saving and as I have said time and time again:
Make friends with people who want the best for you.
Good and positive people discuss ideas.
Good and positive people bring you up when you are down.
Good and positive people do not dwell or create drama.
Good and positive people support you regardless.
Good and positive people make you feel better about yourself and situations.
Good and positive people inspire you.
Good and positive people make you happy and laugh more.
Good and positive people ultimately make your life more positive.
#4 – Use the Law of Attraction
By using the law of attraction, you can immediately start to think a lot more positively about your overall life.
For example, let me tell you about SCG Show.
When I first started the blog and the YouTube channel, all the negative people told me that nobody would read my posts or watch my videos.
However, after cutting the negative people OUT of my life I used the law of attraction and imagined the success I would have by having consistent traffic and more subscribers.
Bear in mind I started with 0 views and 0 subscribers at the beginning of 2020.
Now as of me writing this, I am getting more traffic and have over 1200 subs on the channel too!
My point being is I believed and imagined that I already hit my target and goal.
You can do the same to almost anything in your life.
Say you want to lose weight, well start imagining like you already are fitter and stronger from today.
Say you have no money and your business is not doing good, start imagining you are getting so many customers and making more money.
Say you are single and have no partner, well start imagining you are already married with kids and you are the happiest you have ever been.
It also rewards those who are patient.
So be patient stick with it and watch the magic of manifestation come to life.
A guy I know was the most negative person ever, yet he wanted to get a job in construction as a site manager, he had the qualifications, but he was lazy for applying and unlucky.
I told him to just believe he already had the job and that he was making great money too.
He started imagining going to work every day and he was enjoying himself and was doing a terrific job on site too.
Suddenly out of nowhere he was invited out for drinks with some friends and at the bar this man was talking about how he was desperate for a site manager for a development he was working on.
This former negative guy approached and said, “I can help you if you like?”
Amazingly only a few months later he is working on site and doing exactly what he imagined.
He said to me “I never though this stuff was real, thought it was a bit of a joke, but it totally is and the law of attraction has totally changed my life and I think way more positively now too.”
If you see it in your minds eye, you can hold it in your hand, and the most positive and successful people in the world use the law of attraction all the time to make their dreams come true.
#5 – Enjoy your Life!
If you enjoy your life, you will immediately start thinking more positively.
Like zombie’s people get up go to work, come home, eat dinner, watch Netflix, and go to bed to do it all over again.
My point is enjoying your life.
If you hate your job – change it.
If you hate where you live – move.
If you hate who you are with – leave them.
If you don’t like your friends – find new ones.
If you don’t like your body – workout.
You are in complete control, and you need to stop letting other people dictate to you how to live your life, or how to even enjoy it.
Only you know how!
Here are a few more ways to enjoy your life:
Make new friends
Try something different
Learn to cook.
Learn to play an instrument.
Write a novel.
Spend money on experiences over possessions.
Go rock climbing.
Invest in yourself.
Read more books.
Start more hobbies.
Get outdoors more.
Watch more funny movies.
Go to the theatre.
Give to charity.
All these and more are wonderful ways for you to enjoy your life more!