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
Take note: Write positive comments on your daily calendar for any achievements you want to celebrate or any instances that made you feel good (i.e. feeling proud because you went to the gym, your boss gave you positive feedback, you received a compliment from friend).
Engage yourself : Actively take part in things that make you happy, even if you need to schedule it into your daily schedule. Catch up with an old friend, listen to your favorite songs, paint, read, or pick up tickets to a sporting event.
Picture it : Surround yourself with visible evidence of your successes. Display photos of fun events, sports trophies, articles you've published, etc. It's a constant reminder that you appreciate yourself and when you see them daily, you'll feel the appreciation.
Find a place: Develop a peaceful place inside yourself that you can "visit" whenever you are not at ease. Think about a place, real or imagined, that evokes a feeling of calm. Close your eyes and totally immerse yourself in the experience of that place. Practice going here in your imagination frequently so you can call upon it any time, particularly when you are stressed.