5 Ways Positive Thinking Can Change Your Life
Looking on the bright side can go a long way. Learn how a positive attitude can transform your life for the better
"The brain tends to repeat familiar things over and over, going over established neuronal pathways. Repeating a mantra, an affirmation, or a choice over and over creates new pathways, which eventually become automatic. The new thoughts will run through your head like the old thoughts did, or like a popular song you've heard repeatedly," says Tina B. Tessina, PhD, psychotherapist and author of "It Ends With You: Grow Up and Out of Dysfunction."
Automatic positive thoughts allow for a mental foundation that puts your mind at ease. This in turn makes you better equipped to make difficult decisions and helps you to stop second-guessing yourself. With clear goals and less-clouded judgment, your motivation and desire to reach such goals will be increased since you will see them as attainable.
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