Is There A Shortcut To Positive Thinking? | Coach Comeback
[quote style=”boxed”] “You’ve done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.” Ralph Marston [/quote]
If there was a way to instantly become a positive thinker, would you give it a try?
Why is everyone afraid to be optimistic? Where is the harm in expecting the best?
[quote style=”boxed”]“For myself I am an optimist – it does not seem to be much use being anything else” Winston Churchill[/quote]
Yet our parents teach us to expect the worse so that we are never let down.
But here is the kicker:
If your expecting the worse – YOU ARE ALREADY DOWN!
So how do you do it?
How can you see the bright side of so sooo many dark days?
Find what inspires and motivates you!
[quote style=”boxed”]Inspiration is one of the best motivators, and it can be found everywhere. Every day, seek inspiration, and it will help sustain motivation over the long term. Here are some of my sources of inspiration:
- Blogs by people achieving my goal
- Success stories by other people (search online)
- Forums with other people going through the same thing
- Friends and family
- Magazine articles
- Bios of high achievers (like Ben Franklin, Lance Armstrong)
- Books about my goal
- Photos (set as your desktop pic!)
- People I meet every day, if I get the chance to talk to them
Use these, or find your own sources of inspiration, and make it a daily habit to be inspired. Then set off towards your dreams, energized! Via Leo Babauta at Zenhabits.com[/quote]
The point is – FEEL GOOD.
Alwyas look for things that make you feel good and by assoication you will be thinking positive.
Another powerful method to increase how positive your thoughts are is to ask yourself thought inspiring questions.
[quote style=”boxed”]So try this experiment in optimism for a week. At bedtime, write down three positive things that happened to you. Choose specific sensations, images, and interactions that were particular to that day — even if they were as common place as, My dog greeted me at the door! Then, be sure to let me know if you start feeling better about your “lousy” days. Quoted from Dan Lippmann [/quote]
When you lead your mind to the feeling you want it has no choice but to give it to you. Without fail. EVERYTIME. Try it.
When you ask questions like ” why does this always happen to me” you mind has to hanswer, so it searches through all of your beliefs to find a answer to justify it for you.
Ask better questions and you will have better thoughts.
The most FOOLPROOF way to guarantee a positive experience for you is to release a little serotonin
Serotonin has been called the happiness hormone because when released it can regulate your mood and is associated with that “happy for no reason” feeling.
Your job is to find new ways everyday to have a little bit extra released.
One of the best ways is to give love. Start by doing something nice for a loved one or even a stranger.
Have you ever given a kid a birthday gift and watched their faces light up like The 4th of July? Did you ever noticed that as you watched the happiness that you just enriched their lives with that somehow, YOU feel more excited than the kid receiving the gift?
Then you experienced an “EXTRA” serotonin release!
[quote style=”boxed”]Take the focus away from you and do something nice for another person. I decided to make a tray of food and donate it to the Salvation Army. It took my mind off of things and I felt better for helping someone else. via Tiny Buddha[/quote]
And if all else fails…
WATCH SOMETHING FUNNY!
You can’t laugh and be thinking negative. It’s just impossible!
[quote style=”boxed”]“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.” Herm Albright[/quote]
How do you cheer yourself up on a “rainy day”?
Share your favorite positivity booster in the comments below.