The Art of Positive Thinking


Us humans are funny, aren’t we? We are always striving to live happier lives yet we actually spend a lot of the time focusing on the lack rather than the abundance.

We have a tendency of seeing the negatives rather than the positives in a situation. We look at the things that are going wrong in our lives rather than what is going right.

And I don’t just mean on a large scale – our everyday thinking and perspectives on things can cause a huge impact on our mood and general emotional wellbeing. Choosing to purposefully see what’s good in a situation really does have an amazing effect on our minds.

For larger parts of our lives, maybe you don’t love your job but you have a good boss and you work with great people. You might be single but you’re able to have the time and freedom to do activities that you love, or meet up with good friends.

Positive thinking is a mind shift and an easy one really. When things don’t seem to be going right in our lives, that in itself is just a perspective that we choose to see. We have the power to change the way we perceive things and the situations going on around us. We can choose to see the negative or we can choose to see the positive. It’s really that simple. And which one would you rather do?

I can’t stress enough how we only have one life. Why choose to spend it worrying and living in a constant state of lack and unhappiness? (ok, it might not be that bad, but we probably tend to do this more often than we think!) Why not shift the thinking to a more positive spectrum? If this will guarantee a happier life then it seems the logical way to go. And the more we think positively and the more we radiate it, the more it will affect the people around us, our relationships with others which, in turn, will bring more positivity into our lives.

So in your daily life, just note how you react to things. Are you thinking in a negative way or a positive way? Also, notice the words that you speak. Are you speaking with a negative slant? Are you always complaining and moaning about things rather than talking about things in a good light? You may be surprised at how much the negativity is apparent in your daily life and this may just be fixed with a simple mind shift. Try and stop yourself when you find the negative chatter coming in and think of a way to spin it around on its head. A rainy, miserable day is only that because you’ve chosen to see it that way. I’m not saying to pretend it’s beautifully sunny but life and plans don’t have to stop because it’s wet outside. If it wasn’t for rain, we’d be living in a barren desert. Find ways to enjoy the rain or just embrace it more. If not, then at least find a more neutral way of looking at it.

So maybe make a habit of thinking more positively. Experiment over a couple of days and see how it changes your general outlook. And remember…you can’t live a positive life with a negative mind 🙂


7 thoughts on “The Art of Positive Thinking

  1. Dedicated Polyglot

    I totally agree with you! I really try to be positive as much as I can, but sometimes I catch myself drowning in negativism. I think environment plays an important role here. It’s really hard to stay positive when you’re in a negative environment. Anyway, great post! 🙂

    1. A Life Less Ordinary

      Thanks Dedicated Polygot! I agree that it can be hard to stay positive when you’re in a negative environment. I think it’s important to reassess the types of people we spend time with and try to stay away from negative situations as much as possible. I guess it’s about creating boundaries to protect your positivity 🙂 Also really believing that there’s a chance that the negative situation you’re in won’t last forever can really help too 🙂

  2. Siim Land

    Great point! Both negative and positive energy have a place. However one of them is motivated to destroy while the other is for creation. I think we know which one we want more in our life.

  3. coachjerry

    Beautiful site. I totally agree with your thoughts on positive thinking. We become what we think about. Thanks for following my 80Insights blog.

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