Positive thinking is a habit . Positive thinking is something you learn over time. Positive thinking is something you develop with practice.
I’m sure you've heard of positive thinking and may have read books about the subject. A lot of people believe that positive thinking is something you do on occasion. I often hear people say: “I’m a positive thinker, things will improve I know that.” This is good but it’s not enough to create the kind of positive changes you want in life.
Because positive thinking is not an mental attitude that you can just turn on when things go wrong.
Positive thinking is not something you do once in a while.
Positive thinking is a practice! That’s right a practice! Positive thinking needs to be done every day throughout the day . By practicing positive thinking every day you create a state of mind where you are perpetually positive, it becomes a state of being positive. You create a tremendous amount of positive energy that only creates positive situations for you every day.
Doctors now believe that having a positive attitude; working with positive thinking every day can improve your health.
In fact, researchers found that having an optimistic outlook can do wonders for a patient’s recovery after surgery. Researchers studied 16-patients over a 30-year period, focusing on their attitudes and recovery after surgery. "In each case the better a patient's expectations about how they would do after surgery or some health procedure, the better they did," said author Donald Cole, of the Institute for Work and Health in Toronto.
"The power of positive thinking is real", said ABCNEWS' Medical Correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman. "This mind-body connection that we have been toying with for the past couple of decades really does have hard science behind it," Snyderman said. The study looked at patients who had a wide range of conditions from back pain to heart problems. They found that patients who thought they would do well after surgery did do well. Those who thought they wouldn’t do so well didn’t fare well.
So how do you develop positive thinking ?
It's pretty simple.
Start by observing yourself . Pay attention to your thoughts. Notice how many are positive and how many are negative. Keep a notepad handy and write down the number of positive thoughts that you have and the number of negative thoughts you have. At the end of your day take a look at the number and start changing the negative thoughts to positive thoughts.
The next day observe your thoughts again . This time pay attention to the types of negative thoughts that you're having. See how they impact your life. Are these negative thoughts a part of reality is that the way life is? For example: if you say you hate your job, do you really hate it? If you say your boss is a pain, is he/she really a pain? If these negative thoughts are a part of your life then you have created your own negative reality.
Every negative belief you have is represented in your life. These beliefs are based on your thoughts.
Thoughts repeated over and over again become a belief and a belief become reality. Negative thoughts repeated over and over again create a negative reality. Positive thoughts create a positive reality.
First you have to chnage your negative thoughts and negative beliefs. Then you can begin creating a positive attitude and ultimately you begin practicing positive thinking every day. In order to get the most out of positive thinking you have to make it a way of life.
So begin by getting rid of those negative thoughts and negative beliefs, which serve you no purpose, except to destroy your life . Then you’ll begin having a positive attitude and start enjoying life again.