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Pet Pictures to Make you Smile
Retraining our brains to gain positive thinking
It's a well known fact that if you look at pictures of cute and cuddly pets you instantly feel a sense of happiness.
If we are optimistic about life we can live healthier and happier. If we are presented with challenges then positive thinking is the way we need to approach those challenges.
Three types of personalities
There are three types of personalities that I am aware of who allow their anxieties to dominate their lives and cause them problems.
Firstly we have the Perfectionists
If life is not 100% perfect for this group of people they actually feel as if they are useless and they have failed. Whether it be at work or doing something in their home life it has to be perfect!
Secondly we have the People pleasers
Now these people seem to have a goal whereby if they do not please everyone then they have not reached their goal, it is almost impossible to please everyone at anyone given time!
And lastly, we have the Controllers
This particular type of person is only happy if everything they put into place goes as planned. Again, this is not at all possible there are always problems along the way that we have to face on a day to day basis in life at home or in our working lives.
How can we overcome feeling anxious?
Well, one of the ways could be to paws for thought and take a look at some lovely photographs of baby pets!
There are so many everyday challenges and concerns that we all have to deal with on a daily basis here are a few tips on what we could do.
Do you feel as if your not the perfect parent?
By using words like 'never', 'should' and always are constantly being used by over-worriers. Perhaps by replace the words with I would prefer to be a better parent and Ill work at it throughout this week would be a start, then deciding what you are going to do to achieve that goal such as homework, listening, or advising is a way of training your brain with positive thinking to gain an optimistic outlook and give you a happier life.
Do you feel guilty about spending too much money on yourself ?
Well you could train the brain by saying to yourself that we all have periods when our own needs have to take a back seat, but we all need and deserve treats sometimes. If we don't treat ourselves and take care of ourselves we won't want to take care of others as we would feel that they should come first all of the time when really it isn't the case, we should treat ourselves as we deserve to be treated and don't let guilt hinder how you feel, just remember you deserve a treat now and again!
Are you unable to relax?
An exhausting time becomes apparent when you let endless problems pile up in your mind and you feel as if you are going round and round in circles and getting nowhere fast. Why not try training your brain to talk to yourself and make yourself focus on actions that you are able to do, by doing this you can deal with one worry at a time and stop your mind flying around all over the place!
Are you unable to sleep?
A lot of people somehow find themselves trapped in the problem of worrying at night about their problems, this happens quite accidentally and it really becomes difficult to get out of that routine of thinking about what is bothering you at nighttime. Why not two hours before going to sleep switch off your phone and pc, avoid any stressful conversation which may trigger off your thoughts at bedtime.
Do you worry about your family being safe?
By training your brain and limiting the amount of time you watch the news I believe that this could help. By switching channels or turning the TV off completely and doing something else it will help you to cope with disasters which you may be feeling could affect your family.
Emotional reasoning plays tricks on our brains and makes us feel uncomfortable with certain situations, you could even say we feel slightly scared that it may indeed happen, so the more you scare yourself the more you truly think it will happen.
Do you wish you could say yes to new experiences?
By saying yes to new situations it allows you to move forward. It may be a small word but saying yes opens so many new experiences. If you are a person who automatically says no because your concerned at what the outcome maybe you could be missing out.
Yes is a little more difficult to say than no isn't it. Whether your invited to a party, offered that job or going on a date most of the time saying yes means taking action.
If your brain is not happy however saying no means you don't have to change, you can stay as you are. But if your not happy doing what you're doing it's very easy to say no and stick to your reasons. We all tend to say no to things we are feeling anxious or unsure of ourselves about, it is classed as negative thinking and we need to change our brain thoughts around to positve thinking.
This guy has taught himself how to say yes instead of no all of the time
Do you worry about what others are thinking?
All too often we worry about what others are thinking, if others say yes to our opinions it gives us a sense of confidence. We worry about being rejected, feeling vulnerable and maybe not being clever enough or like by others. By training our brains to start to make changes in a small non-risky way could be the answer. Look in the mirror and tell yourself that you are confident and you can deal with what ever is presented to you.
How often do you say yes
Looking at these statements would you say yes?
If you answered yes to less than three things
Take time out to think about why you don't like to explore the unknown. Focus on everyday opportunities and don't worry about what others think.
If you answered yes to three or more then well done you are opening your brain to new opportunities and experimenting with new things.
By changing the way we feel into positive feelings we are able to change the brain pattern and gain the feel good factor.
For example if you cook a cake and it sinks in the middle instead of getting down hearted cut a slice of the cake and realise how good it tastes. It doesn't matter that the cake has a hole in the middle what matters is the taste gave you the feel good factor.
So the moral of this hub is....
Some of the best thing that happen in our lifetimes are due to the fact that we said yes to something which we would probably normally say no too. The feel good factor is all about taking chances with new challenges and new experiences and not worrying about what others may think.
Please leave a comment I really would love to hear what your thoughts are
Really, I would!
Furry Friends and the Feel Good Factor works for me!
I hope the pictures of our furry friends have given you a sense of the feel good factor.