September 13th has been picked as a day to celebrate positive thinking and to develop it. Let this day be the start of new and helpful habits for you. Look at:
- What positivity actually is
- Always having something to look forward to
WHAT IS POSITIVITY?
Colourfully known as ‘blue sky thinking’, positivity means looking for the advantages in practically any situation. It also means making the best of all scenarios and being naturally cheerful and productive. Positivity means looking for the virtues and plus points, not the flaws and drawbacks. It’s a ‘glass half full’ perspective. Underneath positivity there is a delight in life and a conviction that there is much that is beautiful, to be enjoyed.
Positivity is really optimism put into action. Some people say that optimists set themselves up for disappointment and that it’s better to be prepared for the worst. But that’s not how it works. If you’re optimistic you naturally recover from setbacks and expect another, better outcome, whereas if you expect unhappiness you suffer all the time.
Positivity is worth encouraging in yourself and others.
ALWAYS HAVE SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO
You can’t have a life filled with nothing but pleasure. No-one can. But you can learn to deal with the unpleasant in a way that makes it more palatable. One of the ways to do this is always to have something to look forward to. Look beyond the present problem, focus your mind on the treat in store.
Another important habit to develop is a type of mindfulness – be in the present moment, not exhausting yourself with fears and fantasies about the future, or going endlessly through jobs you must do, in your mind. That old saying about not meeting trouble half way is always right. Don’t meet work half way either or you may be too worn out to do it properly.
Positivity is here, now, in the moment, and it’s your gift to use, or lose. Not a difficult choice to make!
HOW WE CAN HELP
Cultivating positivity is just about the greatest help you can give yourself. We have learned what positivity is, tricks to being positive, dealing with negative people, avoiding negative triggers and always having something to look forward to. On your journey to happiness it’s natural to look for support, and this is always readily available with our inspiring Readers, who are waiting to set you on your way.
PUBLISHED: 06 September 2017