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Positive thinking

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  2. 2. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt For years there are people who live without happiness and they get stuck over there forever even if they have good career, lot of money, loving family and friends. But for many this would not sound too bad instead they will accept as if it is the way it is supposed to be. The unfulfilled and unmotivated life does not take you anywhere instead of passing the days as yet another day in life The key to unlock this kind of self life imprisonment will not be given by anyone.It is in you…The ability to accept what “is “ in this moment and to live it to the fullest can make huge magic. Attitude is everything Today, doctors and researchers see the connection between the mind and the body— that when you change your mental outlook, you change how you feel physically . Positive thinking helps with stress management and can even improve your health. Positive thinking enhances focus on your job and will motivate you to move forward in life. Click me
  3. 3. Negatives to positive One can first turn to be positive by overcoming negative self-talk by recognizing it and practicing it regularly Understanding positive thinking and self-talk Self-talk is the endless stream of thoughts that run through your head every day. These automatic thoughts can be positive or negative. Some of your self-talk comes from logic and reason. Other self-talk may arise from misconceptions that you create because of lack of information. If the thoughts that run through your head are mostly negative, your outlook on life is likely pessimistic. If your thoughts are mostly positive, you're likely an optimist — someone who practices positive thinking.
  4. 4. How positive thinking gives way to negative thinking When your self –talk is mainly negative , it doesn't mean you're doomed to an unhappy life. Negative self-talk just means that your own misperceptions, lack of information and distorted ideas have overpowered your capacity for logic and reason. Often we are unaware of the effect our negative thoughts can have on our behavior. Automatic thoughts can be words, images, memories Some common forms of negative self-talk: Filtering :You magnify the negative aspects of a situation and filter out all of the positive ones Personalizing : When something bad occurs, you automatically blame yourself. Catastrophizing : You automatically anticipate the worst. Polarizing : You see things only as either good or bad, black or white.
  5. 5. Ways to learn positive thinking Instead of giving in to these kinds of negative self-talk, weed out misconceptions and irrational thinking and then challenge them with rational, positive thoughts. When you do this, your self-talk will gradually become realistic and self-affirming — you engage in positive thinking. Periodically during the day, stop and evaluate what you're thinking. If you find that your thoughts are mainly negative, try to find a way to put a positive spin on them. Every adversity has a positive side. Don't say anything to yourself that you wouldn't say to anyone else. Work on something challenging and do something for others Think of yourself as very successful Have positive expectations for everything you do Remind yourself of past successes
  6. 6. Negative self-talkNegative self-talk Positive spinPositive spin I've never done it beforeI've never done it before It's an opportunity to learn something newIt's an opportunity to learn something new It's too complicatedIt's too complicated I'll tackle it from a different angleI'll tackle it from a different angle I don't have the resourcesI don't have the resources Necessity is the mother of invention.Necessity is the mother of invention. There's not enough timeThere's not enough time Let's re-evaluate some prioritiesLet's re-evaluate some priorities There's no way it will workThere's no way it will work I can try to make it work.I can try to make it work. No one bothers to communicate with meNo one bothers to communicate with me I'll see if I can open the channels ofI'll see if I can open the channels of communication.communication. Difference between the approaches
  7. 7. 8 ways to create positive attitude 1. Remember that you are powerful:- Most of the time we have no idea of who we are. We play roles and cover up our true selves by identifying with “things” that end up defining who we think we are. Those imitating things are like sleepwalking disease. You are more important than any label given by others. We are not our professions. We are not our feeling. We are not our circumstances. We are not even our mind. What we are is far greater, far superior, far more important, and far more mysterious than our conceptual mind tries to define. This is why we are far more powerful than we think we are. 2. Choose to embrace life:- Let go and embrace the moment, whether it contains an obstacle or an opportunity. Don’t go through life expecting things to change. Life becomes hard and unfair when we decide to complain about things rather than trying to change them ourselves. Be bold and courageous, and make decisions that benefit your growth. Put yourself on your imaginary death-bed and realize that time stands still for no one. Start as soon as possible to make any necessary changes you may need to. Take the first step before more time gradually passes by while you stand still stagnating. Your choice Your life. Your responsibility. Your power.
  8. 8. 8 ways to create positive attitude 3. Realize that you get to control your reactions. We create our outside reality by the thoughts and beliefs we maintain about life in general. What we believe in our inner world, we see in our outer world—not the other way around. We all have problems, and we’re often tested by circumstances outside of our control. Even though you may not be in control of what’s going on outside of you, you most definitely can control your reaction to those situation. We have the power because our inner world (cause) affects the influence we allow the outer world (effect) to have on us. So next time you hear somebody mention that you have great personal power, know they are 100% correct. You have more control than you think. 4. Know that no one is better qualified. We place far too much emphasis on other people’s opinions about us, often to the exclusion of our own. This takes away from our own personal power. No matter what anybody says about you, it doesn’t hold any significance to who you truly are unless you identify or agree with them. Stop identifying with other people’s opinions and become aware of how you see yourself . Nobody knows you better than you do. Never accept another person’s reality as your own. Always believe that you can achieve anything you put your mind to. And, most importantly never let another person’s opinion of you affect what you believe about yourself.
  9. 9. 8 ways to create positive attitude 5. Believe that you are more than enough. If you have to compare yourself to someone else, let it be a person who is less fortunate, and let it be a lesson to learn just how abundant your life truly is. It’s just a matter of perspective. You may find that you are not entirely grateful for what you possess. You may believe that you need more than you have right now to be happy. If this is the case then you are absolutely right—you will need more, and you will continue to need more. This cycle will perpetuate as long as your mind believes it to be true. If you focus on what you have, and not on what you lack, you will always have enough, because you will always be enough. 6. Love yourself. You have arrived. Everything you need is right here. Cut out the distractions, open your eyes, and see that you already have everything in your possession to be happy, loved, and fulfilled. It’s not out there. It never was out there. It’s in the same place it was since the day you were born. It’s just been covered up by all the external things you have identified with over the years. Be yourself. Love yourself completely and accept everything that you are. You are beautiful. Believe it, and most importantly, remind yourself often.
  10. 10. 8 ways to create positive attitude 7. Stay cool. If someone cuts us off in traffic or skips the queue at our local cinema, we may feel our blood pressure begin to rise and feel the need to react in a negative manner. We get uptight with other people’s actions, and in the end we punish ourselves for their bad behaviour. We and up losing control over our own actions because of the way other people act. But we are responsible for our own action, regardless of how rude other people may act. If it’s hard to stay cool, remember: you are the one who loses in the end, if you lose the lesson. 8. Journey well. We know life is about the journey and not the arrival. We don’t need to arrive if we accept that we are already here. Be content with where you are today and don’t make the mistake of putting off being happy because you are waiting for the right moment to shine. Sometimes it takes a conscious effort to enjoy the journey. Not everyone woke up this morning and not everyone will go to bed tonight. Life has no guarantees. Every minute you are living is a blessing that has to be experienced in the moment. It’s not always easy, but it’s always an option—a choice , Your choice.
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  12. 12. Quickies for being positive Don’t dwell on failures, just avoid repeating them Surround yourself with positive people and ideas Keep trying until you achieve the results you want. Remember that positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will. Benefits of Positive thinking based on a research An optimistic attitude can do wonders for our health According to Canadian Medical Association Journal , A study that spanned 30 years and looked at patients’ attitudes after surgery or some health procedure, Found that the power of positive thinking was real Patients who felt they would do well in recovery did Patients who were scared or pessimistic about recovery did not recover as quickly as the optimists
  13. 13. Remember !!!  You owe it to yourself to react positively!react positively!  You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to avoid hurtsto avoid hurts  You owe it to yourself to work happily!work happily!