It’s the age old question. Is the glass half full or half empty? While this question alone is not necessarily a good indicator of someone’s entire personality, it can be a good clue as to whether they are what’s known as a positive person. By learning a simple mindset change, positive people are able to see the good in mostly any situation. They strive to be good role models and consistently demonstrate qualities of persistence, courage, and patience.
Positive people often make great leaders since are often drawn to their good natured personalities. However, being a positive person isn’t just good for your networking skills. There are some very real benefits to your health and wellbeing too. Read on for the top 5 ways in which positive thinking can affect your life.
Law of Attraction
You’ve heard of the Law of Attraction right? Basically, the Law of Attraction states that similar or like things are naturally attracted to each other. So in other words, negativity attracts negativity and positivity attracts positivity. The Law of Attraction is similar to the concept of karma in that what you put out into the world will come back to you and sometimes tenfold. Therefore, if you make it your personal goal to always be kind and helpful to others then most likely others will do the same to you as well. However, if you are constantly putting others down and being unkind then you can expect to receive the same negativity in return. And as most adults know, negativity will only bring you more stress and aggravation in the long run. So be sure that you are attracting the right people in your life by having the right attitude.
Visualization is an extremely powerful technique in which you imagine your ideal scenario for a specific situation. For example, you could spend time visualizing your next beach vacation or the layout of your dream home. Some people may call the daydreaming but it is actually a productive use of your time. Spend time each morning and evening positively visualizing your goals or perhaps even a difficult situation that you may be in. A great visualization tool to help you with this process is a vision board also known as a dream board. The idea is that if your focus is on positive thoughts, then the result in most cases will be positive actions to go along with those thoughts. If you want to take your visualization one step further, write down some goals that will help you get a little closer to the ideal situation you envisioned during your visualization exercise.
Let’s face it! Positive people are just happier. They don’t see the need to spread negativity and as a result these types of people are much more likely to have lower stress levels in addition to being better prepared to handle stressful situations when they do occur. Simply because positive people are able to look for the “silver lining” in each cloud. As you probably know, stress can lead to many physical and mental health issues including anxiety disorders and high blood pressure. Avoid the stress by keeping a good attitude.
You may find that by striving to be a more positive person that your level of self-confidence also increases. As you begin to see the good that is all around you, you will also begin to see the good within yourself. When we are confident with ourselves it is easier for us to pursue our own passions and we are better equipped to help others do the same.
Get Through the Day
As the saying goes, sometimes you just have to dance in the rain. We are all faced with difficult situations at some point or another, and some of us more than others. However, the way in which you handle these situations says a lot about the person you are – your integrity, your honesty, your patience, and so forth. There won’t always be a perfect answer for each problem but I can assure you that doing your best to take positive steps forward will always be a better option than trying to drag others down with your negativity. Don’t get me wrong. We are all human and feel emotion but treating others poorly because of how you are feeling won’t help your situation. Keep your head held high and place one foot in front of the other. A positive attitude can help you get through even the worst of days.
These days the world needs all the positivity it can get. Make a commitment to part of the solution and not part of the problem. Positive people can change the world one smile at a time.