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How to make Positive Thinking a part of your Stress Management routine?

Updated on May 13, 2016

Do you know that you have a choice to think negatively or think positive way?

This means that it is up to you to choose one or another option.

To make choices is an active process in which your will is involved. If you consider that something is wrong with our life, first of all you have to want to change something. You have to develop “I can” attitude instead of “I cannot”.

Positive attitude consists of more than only positive thoughts. It includes also positive emotions and positive actions. These three components are interrelated.

Positive thinking means admitting into our mind thoughts, words and images that are conductive to growth, expansion and success. It is the expectation of good and favourable results. The mind finds what has been expected. You have to avoid negative thoughts of powerlessness, dejection, failure, and despair.

Chronic stress makes you vulnerable to negative suggestions.

Both external and internal - that little enemy inside your head in the form negative self talk.

To make your thoughts positive you have to learn to focus on positive ones; focus on your strengths, look for new opportunities also in stressful situations, and seek out for positive to make changes.

Learn to get rid of negative thoughts and worries that can result in more stress in your life. Negative thoughts are like an avalanche of snow, and it’s much better to avoid it from the begging using ‘stop thought’ technique and let us thinks only positively.

Spend more time focusing on the positive things in your life and accentuate the positive. Spend less time thinking negatively and eliminate the negative to concentrate on what can be done about and in the situation, but not on the negative outcome, which drives us in never ending circle of worries.

Stop rushing for noticing beauty around. Embrace mindfulness instead of living mindlessly. Concede some time to enjoy your own success, and be less demanding. Remind yourself, time to time, that you are not the general manager of universe, and it’s not my responsibility to responsible for all things and people around.

Try not to be a perfectionist; be merciful and thankful about self. Forgive yourself and others. Take things less seriously and learn to laugh, and develop a sense of humour.

Smile a little more, as this helps to think positively. Disregard any feelings of laziness or a desire to quit. If you persevere, you will transform the way your mind thinks.

Meet with happy people, read and listen to inspiring stories.

Try some reframing about the negative situations; the outcome can be really surprising. Reframing changes the way we look at things in order to feel better about them. The key to reframing is to recognize that there are many ways to interpret the same situation, not only negative but also in many times – positive.

Start with positive affirmations, which I consider as very effective. Use visualization, because you need to ‘see’ positive things already happening and they will.

About the Author

Dr.Inese Millere , M.D. is wellness and mindful eating coach for busy women after 40 who want to be Fit, Balanced and Ageless: to manage stress, stress eating, have a healthy and joyful relationship with food and enjoy healthy living and longevity.


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    • Inese profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Rome, Italy

      @ caitlinlea I am glad you find it useful. Your feedback means a lot to me. Thank you!

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      10 years ago from Texas

      This is splendid advice!! Thanks for sharing it....:-)


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