Positive thinking is a gateway to happiness! Once we rid our minds of negativity, only positive thoughts will be able to grow. If you find yourself wondering what the benefits of positive thinking are, this article is for you. Positive thinking is something that takes time to practice, but once you start becoming a routine positive thinker, you will absolutely see major changes in your life and in the life of those around you! Read on to learn more about 7 of the powers that positive thinking has!
1 . Positivity changes our daily mood
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“Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate.”
― Norman Vincent Peale, The Power of Positive Thinking
If you think positive thoughts you’re more likely to be happy. Positive thinking leads to a more positive life. The more you think positive, the easier it is to change negative thoughts into positive thinking.
2. Positivity is contagious
“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.” – Edith Wharton
If you begin thinking positive, others around you will feel the difference in their own lives. Be a candle or a be a mirror, either way positivity radiates and can light up other people’s lives.
3. Positivity makes us more content with what we have
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“Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough” ― Oprah Winfrey
You can either be happy for your life or wish life was different. Thinking positive about your life and the things that you have accomplished will make life seem more satisfying. Don't think about the things you want, focus on what you have!
4. Positive thinking helps good things happen
“Yes We Can!”
― Barack Obama
Positivity is a motivator. Once you change your thought process from “it’s too hard” to “hard as it may seem, I can do this” your life will dramatically change. The things you once brushed off as too difficult will become easily attainable with a more positive mindset.
5. Positivity changes your overall life experience
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“It makes a big difference in your life when you stay positive.”
― Ellen DeGeneres, Seriously... I'm Kidding
Positive thinking gives you better mental health, better physical health, and a better social life. Every area of life can be positively impacted by just changing your mindset.
6. Positivity has the power to change the world
"You are the sum total of everything you've ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot - it's all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive. " – Maya Angelou
As a previous point stated, positivity is contagious, but so are other things too. As humans we are sponges that absorb so many different ideas, lifestyles, memories, and experiences. If we can be a positive light in the world, other people will absorb this and it will start a chain reaction. Change the world with positive thinking, one brain at a time!
7. Positivity will help you face the day
“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you know tomorrow is going to be an extremely hard day, wake up with a positive mind. Tell yourself that today is going to be great. If you wake up with this mindset everyday, your heart and your mind will start to believe that each day really is a gift. Change your thoughts, change your life!