Do you see the world from a half-empty or half-full lens? Both may have an effect on your physical and emotional health. According to studies, becoming a constructive thinker is the stronger of the two. Good thought can be achieved using a variety of approaches that have been shown to work, including positive self-talk and positive visualisation. Here are few pointers to help you get involved in training your brain to think positively.
Particularly in the face of adversity, appreciation has been shown to relieve discomfort, increase self-esteem, and cultivate resilience. Consider the friends, moments, or objects that bring you joy or warmth, and strive to express your gratitude at least once a day. This may include thanking a co-worker for their assistance on a job, a loved one for doing the laundry, or the puppy for their unconditional affection.
Keep a Gratitude Journal
Writing down what you’re thankful for has been shown to boost your confidence and sense of well-being in studies. You can do this by keeping a thankful diary or making a list of what you’re thankful for on days when you’re having a difficult time.
Open Yourself to Humour
Laughter has been shown to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression in studies. It also boosts self-esteem, attitude, and coping skills. Allow yourself to laugh and be open to laughter in all circumstances, particularly the tough ones. It immediately brightens the mood and makes life seem less challenging. And if you’re not in the mood to joke, pretending or forcing yourself to do so will help you feel better and reduce tension.
Spend Time with Positive People
It has been proven that both negativity and positivity are contagious. Consider who you’re spending your time with. Have you ever noticed how a bad mood can bring almost everyone in a room down? Others are affected in the opposite way by a positive person.
Being in the company of happy individuals has been found to boost self-esteem and increase the likelihood of achieving goals. Surround yourself with people who can encourage you and assist you with seeing the positive side of things.