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Monday, November 17, 2014



Are you a positive thinker who can keep smiling even in the worst day? Or are you a pessimist who always moans all days and easily give up if bad things come in your way?
It’s time for you to be conscious of the importance of your thinking and make a change!

There is undeniable fact that positive thinking is so powerful that it can change our whole life. All thoughts, no matter what they are, have a strong connection with our emotion, action and words. It means that the way we judge every real situation creates our attitude toward life, which finally determines our reaction. Let’s take an example. Imagine you have a glass with some water. How do you describe it? Is the glass half empty or half full? So two different ways considering the same matter will results in different reactions.

As Mahatma Gandhi said “A man is nothing but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes. Or Zig Ziglar said “ Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will”. To my mind, I strongly agree with these two famous quotes. Let’s me show you a real example. My mother is such an optimistic woman that I have ever seen in my life. She was heart-broken when my grandfather passed away eight months ago, then just a past few days, she learnt about my grandmother’s death. I know that the losses of the most beloved parents were a tremendous pain to her. However, she still holds out hope that their deaths were blessed and sacred, and instead of looking at the past and being regretful, she makes her best attempt to take care of the place of worship, their house and old things. So by focusing on the positive rather than the negative, my mother is able to transform not only herself, her life but the lives of those around her.

So how can we practice to have positive thinking?
1. Boost our optimist mood by words.
“Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.” ~ Buddha
Let’s use inspiring words in our daily life, when talking with ourselves and with others. Instead of saying “ I can’t do this” Let’s say “ Yeah, I can!”; or don’t say “ It’s impossible” but say “ I’m possible”. By this way, you are sending out a happy sign to your brain and to other people, therefore, we transform negative behaviors to positive ones.
2. Let go negative forces that affect your life.
Looking at the past won’t help you survive the future. Therefore, instead of sticking to ideas, beliefs or even people that are no longer healthy for us, think about what is more important to you and will make it more beautiful and meaningful.
3. Make your good day!
Let’s work to make changes in your tough days. As no one- but you can help you deal with your own problems, what you need to do is to wake up, stop dreaming or wishing. This would bring much help to you when you can see the bright side and start to deal with your own problems.
4. Talk to positive people.
By this way, you are creating a happy and healthy environment for your mind. Positive people have the power to express their feeling over other people. Therefore, you are able to learn about their attitude and how they manage their emotion. No where can you find better advices than meeting positive thinkers in real life.
5. Smile! Your smile is the most powerful weapon!
When you smile, you are changing the facial expression as well as your feeling. Happy thoughts create happy emotion and vice versa. Therefore, try to visualize what make you happy and practice to smile more. Practice smiling in front of the mirror every day and you will see the result. It’s worth a try!

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