Positive thinking doesn’t mean that you live in a world of rainbows and unicorns. where you ignore life’s less pleasant situations. Positive thinking means that you respond to uncomfortable situations in a more positive and optimistic way.
Over the years, I’ve noticed that even the most upbeat of my friends, family members and colleagues still have their low times.
It happens to us all, to be honest.
However, some people allow the low times to last – while others know the secrets of quickly getting back into a positive state.
Actually, there are several techniques you can use (see the article The Power of Positive Thinking for a comprehensive list) to turn negativity into positivist. In this email, I’ll just touch on three of them:
1. Start your day on a positive note – you can do this by practicing meditation, going for a walk/run in the park, or spending some precious time with your family. Any of these things will be way better than watching TV while you rush to eat your breakfast!
2. Surround yourself with positive people – while this might not always be easy to do when you’re at your desk, at least make sure that during your lunchtime, you meet up with colleagues who make you laugh and smile. And, the same goes for your weekends: hook up with those who make you feel good about yourself.
3. Read inspiring books – whether you like to read first thing in a morning, during your commute or when you go to bed, make sure you’re reading inspiring books such as biographies of sports and business champions, or self-improvement books that give you practical tools on changing your life for the better.
Staying positive is a constant battle. However, by adopting the suggestions above, you’ll be well prepared to continually win the fight.