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01/06/2020

Positive thinking – advantages and how to practice it

Author:Anica Petkovic

We all know that positive thinking is a great thing. But, although it may seem as a very easy thing to do, positive thinking does not come naturally to everyone and it is necessary to invest a lot of effort and time in forming the habit of thinking positively.

We reveal to you how to think positively and how to achieve everything that you want, with the help of various techniques and exercises, which will allow you to start a new chapter in your life.

The benefits of positive thinking

People who practice positive thinking, have better relationships with others, are less likely to experience anxiety, and are generally more successful on a personal and business level than pessimistic people.

In order for positive thinking to really work, it needs to become a daily habit for you.

Thinking positively while looking for happiness will increase your chances of achieving it – which means that you will actually be a happier person.

A similar principle applies to achieving the goals you have set for yourself, positive thoughts will allow you to be more likely to achieve them.

When you start applying positive thoughts, you will notice many more opportunities around you that you can take advantage of, in private or business field, which will increase your chances of success and accomplishment.

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Health benefits of positive thinking

In addition to the many benefits that positive thoughts bring, one of the most important are health benefits. According to the Mayo Clinic, thinking positively is directly related and affects the following things:

  1. It prolongs life
  2. Reduces stress and anxiety
  3. Reduces depression
  4. Strengthens resistance to common colds
  5. Reduces the chance of cardiovascular disease
  6. Improves general physical and mental health

Better social life

This advantage is quite intuitive. Think of the people you want to spend time with. Are they negative people, who constantly complain and after which you feel exhausted? Or are they people who radiate positive energy, who make you laugh and who often brighten your day? People who laugh more often and look for a positive thread in every event have more friends, and it is obvious why.

Positive thinking techniques

#1 Visualise your goals

One of the techniques in practicing positive thoughts is to clearly visualize your goals. Visualization has a significant impact. It encourages positive emotions and allows you to clearly imagine what you want to achieve.

The key is to use this technique correctly and to imagine yourself fulfilling your goals or dreams and to notice what emotions it causes you. You can practice this several times during the day and it is applicable to any goal you have.

#2 Become aware of your thoughts

One of the most important steps in adopting positive thoughts is to become aware that you are controlling your thoughts at all times. That means you can also correct them. Most of us are not even aware of what our thoughts are and that can be bad. Just notice what thoughts you have and try not to delve too deeply into them.

At first you will notice that you probably have more negative thoughts during the day than you thought, but that is completely normal. Don’t let that discourage you, it’s important to acknowledge that they are there so you can correct them.

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#3 Meditate

Although many think that meditation is an exclusively spiritual thing and that it requires you to be a Buddhist in order to practice it, that is not true. Meditation is a great technique that promotes positive thinking and an overall sense of peace and well-being.

You probably think that meditation is difficult and that it takes several years to learn. But that’s also not really true. Meditation is easy to learn and what’s most important, you can try it right away. Simply find a comfortable sitting position and close your eyes. Focus on your breathing. You will notice a lot of thoughts, but it is natural, just notice them and let them pass as you return your focus to breathing. If you have managed to do that – that is all, you have just meditated successfully!

#4 Be grateful

Gratitude is one of the most valuable emotions you can feel, and it significantly encourages positive thinking. Think about all the good things you have in life and be grateful for them, instead of focusing on what you don’t have. You will be surprised how good it feels!

Now that you know all the benefits of positive thinking and what techniques you can use, it’s time to act! Although instinct may tell you that it is easier to be negative and not adopt these habits – do not listen to it, and start applying techniques immediately.You will soon notice great results and changes for the better in life.

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