Being an optimist is one of the most important things for good mental and physical health. Staying positive means that you have a better internal vibration, attracting only positive things in life!
However, meeting negative people or challenges can influence your thoughts, so it may be really difficult to stay an optimist.
We have 6 ways to train your brain to stay positive:
1. Retrain Your Subconsciousness
It is of utmost importance to learn how to release the negativity trapped inside you. The worst part is that all the things that happened in the past influence the present. They can drag you down and inhibit your potential!
To find out those parts inside you, and to build a supportive and affirming belief system, you can try exercises such as tapping and neuro-linguistic programming.
Also you can try meditation and hypnotherapy. There are various methods that can help you. Find the right one for you, face the past, and just let go of it!
2. Be Positive to Get Positive
According to various studies, when you do good things for others, this makes you feel good about yourself. Doing just small things for the people you love or helping a stranger will free you from the negative thoughts and improve your mood.
When you are feeling anxious or helpless, do acts of kindness for other people. Let this become your habit. In this way, you will shorten the negative periods.
3. Focus on the Things That Make You Happy
Always focus on the things that make you happy. This is one of the best ways to train your brain to be positive. Every morning, take a notebook and write down five things that make you happy.
Think about all the things that make you happy, things you love about yourself, and about your life. Just focus on the joyful things and you will see how happy you will be!
4. Take Care of Your Body
Exercise, sleep, and what you eat and drink have a great impact on your emotional state. It is very important to get enough vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Deficiency of vitamins is associated with depression and anxiety.
Not getting proper sleep (8 hours) will make you angrier and will make your thoughts become negative. In other words, always take good care of your body. In this way, you will think positive and you will improve your mental state.
5. Do What You Love
Usually, people are stuck with work, claiming that they do not have enough time to do the things they love. In fact, this is what makes us feel negative – not making time and spice for the things we love.
Always make time in your day for the things you love doing. For example, have 1 hour of your day to do these things!
6. Turn the Negative to Positive
You need to train your brain to see the positive things. At first, you may experience difficulties to find good in every bad.
When you’ve experienced something bad, it means that something better is on the way, the Universe is preparing great things for you! Never see yourself as a failure! You have the ability to always learn something new.
That is amazing, isn’t it? Whenever you encounter a setback, turn it into an opportunity! Don’t be desperate if you don’t get the job! Just, use wisely the extra time and develop new skills to get the next job!
These ways will turn your negative thinking into a positive one, and with positive thoughts you will always attract positive things in your life! This is how the Universe works!