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Added April 23, 2014

The Power of Positive Thinking

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Being a positive person can create great benefits: You’ll be more energized, more likely to try new things and, in general, just a happier person. If you need a little bit of help to channel the power of positive thinking, we’re here to help! You’re sure to find it’s a lot easier to be optimistic and share positivity than to bring down the mood in the room.


First, you have to be more true to yourself. Embrace who you are and make choices that support what you value. Surround yourself with things that make you feel good, and make friends with people that encourage you.


Also, it helps to look on the bright side of things and find ways to pick-up-your spirits. Here are a few tips on how to go even further and become a real optimist:


  • Go for it. Set goals for yourself and see what you can achieve! Don't let fear of failure or not being perfect prevent you from trying something new. Even if you don't do as well as you'd like the first few times, keep in mind that just challenging yourself takes courage. Use the power of positive thinking to accomplish your goals and work towards finding your niche.


  • Take a step back and breathe. If you’re constantly feeling overwhelmed or feel like the world is closing in, take a mental break for a second and really analyze what you’re going through. While it might seem like a big deal to you at that very second, ask yourself if it’s that big of a deal. The mark of an optimist is knowing what is a true challenge.


  • Analyze your friends. Your friends should be the people you care about most and support you. If your friends are not supportive or if you don't feel good about yourself when you're with them, it might be time to explore new friendships. Surround yourself with friends who are optimistic about life and together you can accomplish great things. From art lessons or mountain biking to drama club or dance class, spending time with positive people can be a solution to the blahs.


  • Have something to look forward to. When you have something you just can’t wait to do, your judgment of a day’s events change, too. All the little things that may have bothered you before become little obstacles in your way to get you to something you love. Plan a weekend of fun with your friends. Go camping. See a concert. Start planning!


  • Challenge yourself. Set goals for yourself and only yourself. Work hard to get where you want to be — not where you think you should be or where someone else wants you to be. This goes with taking a step back in which a challenge for others may be simple for you or vice versa.


  • Do good and you'll feel good. The feeling of personal accomplishment that comes with volunteering your time and energies for a good cause has been documented in hundreds of studies. Lending a helping hand is another good way to feel the power of positive thinking.


  • Get physical. Physical activity is a big-time spirit booster. A good workout releases mood-enhancing hormones that are nature's solution to negativity.


Optimism and positive thinking in general don’t come overnight for most people, but when you start taking little steps, you’ll feel better and less stressed, too.

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Posted September 14, 2013
So happy just by reading this article! :)
Posted June 21, 2012
people say im very pemsessist
Posted November 09, 2011
I'm very PESSIMIST and my best-friend even stop being my friend because of it.... My boyfriend also told me if i keep acting like this he's gonna break up with me :P.... We already broke up but that was for another reason...
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queen supreme
Posted August 24, 2011
Wow this article made me smile. Thanks being a girl:)
Posted May 24, 2012
ever since my drama teacher convinced me to audition for "Aladdin" (i was the princess)i have had alot more confidence and am more optimistic.
Posted November 18, 2011
woah, thanks. this article seriously helps. :)
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