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How Positive Thinking Changed My Life

October 8, 2016

 

Today, I can easily say that I have never been happier, and I have never felt more positive about every SINGLE part of my life (even the bad parts). Anxiety no longer controls me. I no longer worry about irrelevant things, or worry too much about what people think of me - and it is all thanks to one simple thing - positive thinking.

 

But this isn't about me - this is about YOU. Ask yourself, are you really and truly happy? Or does something hold you back? If, when you read the first paragraph, you thought to yourself, ‘That's well for ya’ Katy, but that's just not realistic, that's not how my life is, or ever will be’ ‘there's too much negative stuff in my life to be that positive’ or ‘oh that's not me - i'm just not like that’ then PLEASE read on.

 

We all know what positive thinking is, but have you ever made an effort to really practice it?

We've all put time into practicing a hobby, a sport, driving a car, etc, so why don't we practice being happy? We all know that in order to get good at something and make it a part of our daily lifestyle, it starts out as a challenge, and over time, with enough practice it becomes a part of who you are. Positive thinking is no different, and is something anyone can do.

 

If you find that you are a negative person (or maybe you’re a positive person but think very negatively) it doesn't mean this is who you are, or the way you will always be, it's just the way you are currently thinking right now. You can decide to become more positive, and change your entire life by simply practicing positive thinking.

 

All you have to do is...well, think positive!

Sounds so simple doesn't it?  But for a lot of people it can be an incredibly hard thing to do.

We get so used to speaking negatively to ourselves, criticizing ourselves, wishing we were different, slimmer, richer, more organised, more caring, a better listener, less selfish, happier, heck - more positive! We worry about the future - the bills we have to pay, the hangovers, the rent that's due, dying! We worry about the past - the friends we let down, the bad food we ate, the workout we missed, the work we didn't get done and so on. The future has not happened yet, and the past cannot be changed - so why is it that we spend ALL of our time RIGHT NOW thinking about it, ruining the only thing that we do have - which is this very moment.

We get so used to negativity that it becomes normal - in fact it is SO much more normal than positivity. Sometimes we even begin to enjoy negativity - getting sympathy. For some, negativity can become their identity.