Over the next three posts I’m going to talk about the power of positivity and how you can use it to improve your life and wellbeing.
Part 1: Tapping into the Power of Positivity
As we grow older we clutter our minds with bad memories, doubts, fears and self-deprecating thoughts… unlike young children, who seem to have boundless energy and joy for everything they do and create. Wouldn’t it be great to live that life? Well..you can!
How often do we tell ourselves NO, or that we CAN’T do something? We can’t ask that person out, or go for that big job promotion.
How many of us don’t chase our dreams of fulfil our true potential due to limiting thoughts. So.. how do we tap into the amazing power of positivity?
CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) or Positive Thinking is that very process, taking negative thoughts, turning them around in to positive ones to influence our feelings and behavioural outcomes.
💗 Every time a negative thought crawls into your mind, replace it with something positive. Turn it around, wipe it out like its on a board and replace it with a new one!
💗 Try and see the positive in all situations, even if everything seems terrible all around. While this is tough in bad times, maybe hold onto a good memory or something that you have to look forward to to calm your thoughts.
💗 GRATITUDE! My favourite. At least once a day take a few moments to think about at least 3 things you are grateful for. It will lighten the load, trust me! Bonus points for keeping a journal to look back on!
💗 Remember! If you do get a negative thought, PAUSE and tweak it!
👀 Look out for part 2: Positive Affirmations