How To Train Your Mind To Think Positively
We all face challenges at some point in our personal lives and even our professional careers. If we talk about career in particular, any challenges in this field can make us feel uncertain and can even put us in a negative loop. From choosing the right field to competitive peers to nudging relatives – All of this can bring you down and even make you feel helpless.
But what if I told you that you could actually do something about these challenges? Yes, you can deal with these challenges once you train your mind to see the good in everything!
All of us want happiness, but what’s the definition of happiness for you? For me, it is more of an inside feeling or more like a state of mind. And to achieve this feeling of happiness, you need to work on making your brain happy first! When negative thoughts start to pour into our minds, they can easily transform into a loop of negativity. But you have the power to shun these negative thoughts through mind training!
Today, we will look at how to deal with challenges and, more importantly, how to see the goodness in everything to feel happy!
Brain Training – Finding Good in Everything
Follow these tips to train your brain so that you can see the goodness in everything and lead a happy life:
Gratitude is one of those things which blossom from the deepest parts of our souls. When you feel like nothing is going right in life, take a moment to account all the things that are almost perfect and all the privileges that you have! In fact, take a notepad and a pen to start writing down all of your blessings.
A good thing can be meeting an old friend, scoring good marks on a test, finding a dollar bill in your pocket, and so on.
When you make a gratitude list like this, it will alter your mood and how you think – As a result, your thinking will shift from a half-empty glass to a half-full glass!
And once you are out of the negativity loop, things and challenges will start to appear less terrifying and something that can be dealt with!
Another thing you can do to enter into a positive state of mind is by doing good for others. It can be as simple as buying a cup of coffee for someone or making someone smile.
Here’s the thing with happiness – When you share it with others, it will eventually come back to you! On top of that, it is also a well-known fact that doing good deeds for others can release a lot of feel-good chemicals in your brain!
Doing good for others doesn’t have to be something involving only money… It can be even little things such as helping someone cross the street, lifting up the mood of a sad person, and so on.
We find peace in our external environment, but in reality, peace comes from within our own minds! In the start, it might feel a little hard and even old that something like yoga or meditation can help you feel good and take your mind away from the negative thoughts. But meditation can actually help you feel the present moment and for overcoming limiting beliefs.
You can do anything that relaxes you on a deeper level, such as walking in nature, deep breathing, and meditation to get rid of all the anxiety and stress.
Besides helping you deal with stress and anxiety, meditation can also help you see the goodness in everything. Once you start to let go of the past and start living in the present (with the help of meditation), you will start to see goodness in everything as well!
When we talk about meditation, a lot of people get confused about how to do it the right way… In reality, it can be as simple as sitting silently on the floor and taking deep breaths – The basic idea is to let go of all thoughts and be present in this current moment!
Another factor that can keep you feeling down is overthinking – It is just the repetition of the same thought over and over again. Sometimes overthinking can cause even a small thing to turn into a mountain of worry and trouble! And then there are scenarios when overthinking can create scenarios in your mind which do not even exist!
But how can one avoid overthinking? It starts by admitting the fact that you cannot control every single thing and adopting an attitude of dealing with things as they come. Another thing you can do is to develop some faith that somehow and someway things will end up good for you!
You would be surprised to experience how a lot of worries that you experience are just the by-product of your brain overthinking!
Counter Negative Thoughts
What are we but our thoughts and beliefs? If that’s true, then it makes sense to think that negative thoughts can make us feel negative.
One of the easiest ways to train your mind to see the good in everything is to start countering negative thoughts! But how can you counter negative thoughts? To counter and challenge the negative thoughts, you need positive thoughts that carry the positive energy!
When you are feeling down and have an abundance of negative thoughts, it can affect the way you think. As a result, you will not be able to make rational decisions and will not even see all the possibilities. But once you counter the negative thoughts with positive ones, you will start to see the world from a positive lens!
Live, love, and Laugh
Sometimes, even simple things that make you feel happy can help you see the world from a different perspective. And once you change the way you see things, all of the challenges just start to appear tiny and something that can be achieved!
From today, make a motto that you will live, laugh, and love to the fullest! Chat with your best friend, read a novel, walk in the rain, watch birds, and do everything that can put a smile on your face & can help you feel alive.
And do not forget to laugh often and a lot! It is a scientifically proven fact that laughter releases negativity, attracts joy, and can cure a lot of things.
And that’s the end of the list but let’s not forget that there are a lot of things you can do to train your brain and see the world from a positive perspective.
Once you bring positivity into your life, you will start to feel happier and will even attract happiness. And once you have entered that positive state of mind, you will be able to deal with the challenges easily and even accomplish your goals!
Do you have some negative thoughts that you will always stay jobless? Follow the tips given above, and you will notice that you are now happier and more optimistic than you can, and you will find a job! In fact, you can apply it to any walk of life or any type of goal, such as weight loss, earning money, building a business, and so on.
Last but not least, let’s not forget that positive thinking doesn’t mean that you can close your eyes to reality & create a bubble in which everything is great. Positive thinking is just a way to approach even the most difficult situations with a positive state of mind.
And all the tips mentioned above will take some time to show full effect – In the start, it may feel that nothing is working and you are just making a fool out of yourself. But over time, you will develop a habit of seeing positivity which will eventually spiral into all other parts of your life!