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Is your glass always half-empty or half-full? Positive thinking can be learnt!

Mental health describes a level of psychological well-being, or an absence of a mental disorder. From the perspective of 'positive psychology' or 'holism', mental health may include an individual's ability to enjoy life, and create a balance between life activities and efforts to achieve psychological resilience. Mental health can also be defined as an expression of emotions, and as signifying a successful adaptation to a range of demands. 

 

Optimism and pessimism are states of mind that not only affect mood, but also complete health. Optimism leads to positive thinking which is important for reducing stress on which we are daily exposed. If you are very pessimistic, do not despair, because positive thinking can be learnt. 

 

Positive thinking is an approach to life situations, both good and bad, access to productive way.

 

Positive thinking is happening on a subconscious level, we are aware only of its parts. In training thoughts there is no beginning or end, thoughts are constantly changing and we have no control. From time to time thoughts come to the surface and then we are aware of them. Thoughts that we are aware of and that few of them which we are aware, are determined to tread through life, as optimists or pessimists.

 

Positive thinking also can:

  •      improve concentration and creativity
  •      make easier to navigate in social situations
  •      lower propensity addiction to cigarettes, drugs, alcohol and other
  •      extend service life and longer preserve youthful looks
  •      reduce incidence of depression and anxiety
  •      ecourage stronger immunity
  •      effect positive on the cardiovascular system. 

 

If you want to do something for yourself, change your thoughts, it is much more valuable.

 

Don't forget to replace negative thoughts with positive!

 

The process of influencing our own thoughts is simple, but requires a lot of time to adopt. When you have a habit of negative thoughts, you need to get rid of these habits and create a whole new habit of positive thinking. Here are several methods that you can do:


     Check. Control and check your thoughts fluently and remember to check what you're thinking, you're doing it all day. If you experience negative thoughts, try to find something positive in the situation what you are thinking about and change the course in a positive direction. 

     Laugh. It is sometimes easier to say than do, but laughter is the cure. Humor encourages optimism. Humorous books, serials, jokes are welcome. 

     Live healthy. Optimism encourages healthy habits and conversely, healthy habits can encourage optimism. 

     Surround yourself with serenity. Smiling people around you will help you feel better. Warm tones in your room and fine fragrances will encourage positive thinking.

     Talk to yourself positively. Begin by following this simple rule-do not say anything about yourself that you would not say to someone else. Be gentle with yourself. If you notice a negative thought, you have to accept it and respond to it with something positive.

     Meditate. The main goal of meditation is awakening of consciousness. With meditation, you will quickly find out when your subconscious cooks 'pessimistic' porridge and then react. 

 

 

 

Published: Wed, 02/10/2013 - 14:26


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