The Power of Positive Thinking
The power of positive thinking isn’t anything mystical, magical, or supernatural. In fact, positive thinking doesn’t have any power at all in the “magical” sense of the word. Positive thinking comes from within and allows you to have a better outlook on life, help you achieve goals, and enable you to make better decisions.
How is this possible, you ask? Keep reading to discover how you can apply the principles of positive thinking to your life and how it can help you in more ways than you realize.
Positive Thinking Can Help you Feel Well
If you’re lying in bed sick with a cold, sore throat or fever, it’s very easy to say “I’m so sick, I’ll never get well.” These negative words are quite common when you feel rotten, but what would happen if you change those negative thoughts into something positive?
The next time you’re sick in bed, try telling yourself that you are healing minute by minute and will feel better soon. Changing your mental attitude in any situation can help you feel well and focus on the positive things instead of dwelling on the negative.
Positive Thinking Can Help you Make Better Decisions
Let’s say you have a choice between a healthy meal and an unhealthy meal. You might say something like “Well, I’ll never lose the extra 10 pounds I’ve put on so I may as well keep getting fat!” and choose the unhealthy meal, thereby harming your body and your health.
If you switch up this train of thought, however, and try to think positively about yourself, your body image, and your health goals, you will be surprised how simple it can be to make the healthier choice! Instead of being negative and berating yourself next time you are faced with a decision, try thinking positively! In the example above, you could think something like “I know I have gained a few pounds, but I am going to take steps to fix this and I know I can eat healthy in the meantime.”
Positive thinking really can help you make better choices!
Positive Thinking Can Reduce Stress
We know that stress is responsible for a variety of ailments and health problems, but constantly being down on yourself and thinking negative thoughts only makes this worse.
For example, let’s say you are called into interview for your dream job. If you set yourself up for failure by thinking things like “I’m not good enough” or “I’ll never get this job,” you are subconsciously sabotaging your chances for the job and stressing yourself out.
Instead, think positive thoughts like “They called me for an interview so obviously I have qualities they like,” or “I know I can do this job, I am perfect for it!” These thoughts can help you adjust your attitude and reduce stress during times of tension because you are focusing on the positive, not the negative.
While positive thinking doesn’t have any mystical or magical powers, adjusting your attitude and working on changing negative thoughts for positive ones can help you reduce stress, make better decisions and feel better about yourself.