We all know that we should think positive because studies say that being an optimist is good for the mental and physical health. Also, by being positive, you have a better internal vibration, you can manifest the things you want.
However, it is not that easy to be an optimist all the time when you are meeting negative people or challenges. So, in order to stay positive, you need to train your brain. Here are six ways that can help you out.
1. Retrain Your Subconsciousness
First of all, you need to learn how to reveal and release the negativity that is inside you. The things that have happened in the past during your childhood may stick with you for many years, and they may drag you down and inhibit your potential.
You can try exercises such as tapping and neuro-linguistic programming that will help you gain access to the parts inside you, as well as build a supportive and affirming belief system.
Hypnotherapy and meditation play a similar role for some people. You can try many ways to be more optimistic, but the most important thing is to face and let go of the wounds from the past.
2. Be Positive to Get Positive
Evidence says that doing good things for others makes you feel good about yourself. Doing only small things for people, or helping a stranger can break your negative thinking and put you in a better frame of mind.
Creating a habit of doing acts of kindness for people when you are feeling helpless or anxious, your negative periods will be much shorter.
3. Focus on the Things That Make You Happy
A really great way to train your brain to be positive is to focus on the things that make you happy. You can have a notebook in which you will write down five things that make you happy every morning.
When you do this, think of various categories such as things that make you happy, things you love about yourself and the world, and so on. When you focus your thoughts on joyful things, you will be more joyful yourself.
4. Take Care of Your Body
What you eat and drink, as well as your sleep and exercise can have a big influence your emotional state. If you want to be positive, you need to think about yourself and find out what you can improve.
You need to get enough vitamins and minerals as well as other nutrients because lack of vitamins is related to problems such as anxiety and depression. Moreover, not getting eight hours of sleep makes you angrier and you are thinking more negatively.
So, you need to take a good care of your body in order to have a good mental state and be able to think positive.
5. Do What You Love
When you are stuck with work, you can say that you do not have enough time to do the things you like. But, not making space and time for the things we love makes us feel negative.
So, you need to make some time in your day for the things you enjoy doing. For instance, you can choose an hour of your day without any distractions, if you have to, say no to some other things in order to do the things you adore.
6. Turn the Negative to Positive
The effort is needed to train your brain to see the positive things in life. In the beginning, you need force yourself to find good in every bad. When there is something bad in your life, there is something else that the Universe is preparing for you.
Instead of seeing yourself as a failure, you can try to learn something new. Also, whenever you encounter a setback in your life, try turning it into an opportunity.
If you do not get the job, use that extra time to develop new skills in order to get the next job.
These ways will rewire your brain, so you will eventually start thinking positive and you will attract positive things in your life.