The Power of Positive Thinking
Social media seems to be a never-ending stream of positive memes and quotes. With this onslaught, if you’re not feeling very “happy shiny,” it’s sometimes tempting to question the authenticity of people that are ALWAYS positive. But they likely know something we don’t. Being positive can have many benefits for your life. Thinking positive can improve your life more than you may realize, and it won’t just be your mental health that benefits from it. Here are some of the ways that positive thinking can improve your life.
It can ease symptoms of depression and anxiety
Anybody suffering from symptoms of depression and anxiety will know just how difficult it can make your life. Any relief that you can get from the symptoms that come with depression and anxiety are always very much appreciated, and positive thinking can help you with this. While it is difficult to imagine how you can think positive while you are suffering from symptoms of depression and anxiety, working with your doctor, therapist and being kind to yourself can all help to improve your life and think more positively. Even some simple daily affirmations, which may feel awkward at first, can go a long way to increasing your positivity.
It can increase your chances in the workplace
It is becoming increasingly more obvious that positive people do better in the workplace. They often get promotions faster, are offered more opportunities, and build great relationships that last both in the office and long afterwards. Not only does a positive attitude put you at the top of the list when you go for job interviews, but you are also more likely to succeed and last within a company if you are seen as a positive influence.
It can help you to help others
You don’t have to spend your life helping other people – after all, you should put yourself as a priority and practice self-care and positive thinking – but it’s always nice to be able to help those that you love and care about. Being able to help others brings with it an incredible sense of self-worth and value, which adds to our own feelings of positivity and hopefulness. When you help other people, either by making them feel happier or by showing them how they can practice positive thoughts, you’ll be creating a win-win situation that will enrich the lives of both you and them.
As you can see, positive thinking can help you in a variety of ways, from your own personal development, to your health and even the health and wellbeing of those around you. Start by keeping a journal, practising affirmations and making a conscious effort to keep negativity and negative people out of your life.
In a world with so many things to do, kids to manage and pandemics to worry about—just kidding, thank god there’s only one of those right now—let’s find one thing to count on that will help you focus on yourself when things are tough.
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