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Postive Thinking Tips: 10 Ways to Overcome Negativity and Become…

Postive Thinking Tips: 10 Ways to Overcome Negativity and Become…

Postive Thinking Tips: 10 Ways to Overcome Negativity and Become More Optimistic

It’s tough to argue against the power of positive thinking. A multitude of studies, data and anecdotal evidence supports the notion that optimists experience less stress, stronger immune systems and overall better health than their Debby Downer counterparts. But it’s not always easy to look on the bright side — in our overbooked and over-connected lives, getting caught up in a cycle of worry, anxiety and negative thoughts is a norm in many of our lives.

One of the many wonderful things about positive thinking is that anyone can acquire it with a little motivation and a sense of humor (and perhaps a daily scroll through posts tagged “positivity” on Tumblr). Click through the slideshow below for 10 tried-and-true tips on busting negativity and taking control over your own happiness.

 

Practice Gratitude
Remembering all the good things that you have makes it a whole lot easier not to focus on what you don’t have. Being thankful and appreciating the abundance in your life — rather than dwelling on what feels lacking — is rule #1 for shifting your thinking from negative to positive.
Surround Yourself With Supportive People
Once you’ve minimized your interaction with the negative Nancies in your life, creating an inner circle filled with support and encouragement is the next step. Having people around who see the best in you will help you see the best in yourself.
Ditch The Drama
Break up with your toxic friends and say goodbye to the boyfriend or girlfriend who brings you down. Minimizing negative energy in your environment is a prerequisite to overcoming negativity in your thinking.
Take Responsibility
The easiest way to fall into the negativity trap is by making yourself a victim. But on the flipside, to take responsibility for your own actions is to take charge of your own happiness. Remind yourself daily that although we may not be able to control what happens to us, we are always in charge of our reactions.
Turn Your ‘Can’t’s Into ‘Can’s
This one may take practice, but it really works. Changing your sentence structure from negative to positive (From “Why do I always get bad grades on chem exams?” to “It might not have been what I hoped, but I know my next grade will be better”) is key to shifting your perceptions from can’t to can. Make a concerted effort to see challenges as opportunities, and watch as doors open where there were none before.
To read full article, go to Huffington Post.
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