what is positive thinking?

what is positive thinking


For decades we have heard about positive thinking and its relation to happiness. However, I have checked several times, through conversations where the topic arises, that many times those who say they have trouble thinking positively in the face of certain adversities say that because they do not have an accurate idea of ​​exactly what the concept means.

As it is an abstract process, it is subject to many interpretations.

There are those who consider it simply an optimistic approach to life; others believe that it is an idealistic way of thinking that does not correspond to everyday reality. There are even people who claim that positive thinking acts by osmosis, that is, by mutual influence between people.

In reality, there is no exact formula to define positive thinking, but there are certain characteristics that make it up and that serve as a guide to practice it.

In the first place, thinking positively does not mean that you go through life ignoring unpleasant situations that may occur on a daily basis.

Positive thinking implies that you contemplate conflicts from a productive and constructive angle, with a certain degree of optimism, not putting you in the worst.

I remember that as a boy, whenever I protested something in front of my paternal grandmother, she used to tell me: "Concentrate on the beauty of the flowers, not on the cracks of the vase." And with that, perhaps without realizing it, he was exhorting me to think positively, that is, even in adverse situations, we can distinguish nice or at least instructive details.

On the other hand, positive thinking must start from our internal dialogue, that we hold every day with ourselves.

A wide range of almost always automatic thoughts crosses our mind daily, which can be positive, neutral or negative. Some derive from logical and reasoned mental processes, but others may arise from irrational, false ideas, from the lack of knowledge about an issue or from assumptions.

If you dedicate yourself to ruminating the negative thoughts that arise in your brain, you are likely to look at life from a pessimistic perspective and that those around you perceive you as a negative person, which can act against your interests. Although you do not notice it, many times we project in our actions and comments the volcano or the paradise that we carry inside.

Let's say you hear that in your workplace they are going to lay off staff. Generally, there is a 50 percent chance that you are among those dismissed or among those who remain unless you have been told that the company will completely eliminate your department. However, a situation like this also has a positive focus. If from the beginning you think that you will be unemployed, you will be suffering until all the dismissals take place and that will be reflected in your way of working and your general behavior, both in the workplace and at home.

On the other hand, a positive approach would be, for example, to think that even if they eliminate the department you work with, they may offer you another position; or calculate the time of employment that you have left to look for another job with calm and planning.

That phrase we have heard several times: "It is part of the solution and not the problem" also contains a positive way of thinking.

If you get overwhelmed and collapse before a conflictive situation, you will not be able to analyze it clearly, but if you concentrate on how to solve it, you will feel that you control it and that will give you the strength to keep going and not see everything dark, which would lead you to a dead end .

How to be positive?


Everything depends on you and that you internalize this process. But there are ideas that can help you move negativity away.

Replace negative thoughts with positive ones. Let's suppose your stomach hurts lately. Do not jump into thinking immediately that you may have stomach cancer. Better analyze what you are eating and look for a positive solution, such as going to a doctor.

If you are planning a vacation, do not think about how the plane can fall. That can ruin your plans and ruin the illusions, not only yours but those of those who accompany you. It is better to plan the activities for the trip and, if you can not get rid of negative thoughts about everything that can go wrong, always choose a B plan for your own peace of mind.

Surround yourself with activities that are positive for you, whether it's shopping with friends, riding a bicycle, walking, or going to the movies to watch movies that make you smile.

Avoid the company of pessimistic people even if it is your own family. Negative influences can slow you down in life.

He admits that problems exist and that what helps the most is to find a solution, not collapse or adopt fatalistic behaviors. If you do not face problems, they can get worse and dominate your life.

Avoid expressions such as "my life is a disgrace", "everything goes wrong for me", etc., since this way you can activate the dynamics of the so-called law of attraction, which postulates that one attracts what one thinks.
what is positive thinking? what is positive thinking? Reviewed by Amit on June 26, 2019 Rating: 5
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