Making an active choice to think positively can affect your entire life. Thinking positively can lead to positive emotions which are associated with better overall health and life satisfaction. Below are some ways you can use thinking positively each day and start improving your well-being!
Notice Everyday Pleasures
Too often we go through our days without recognizing the little pleasures throughout it. Take time to enjoy your morning cup of coffee. Notice the things that you look forward to each day.
Decide to Have a Good Day
Once you recognize the little things you look forward to each day, make them your focus when you wake up. Wake up deciding that this is a great day. Each day is a gift and gives you the opportunity to advance your goals and successes.
Notice the things that you are lucky to have. Make a list of those things and take the time to appreciate what you have. You will be much happier focusing on all the great things in your life, rather than all of the things you think are missing.
Never compare your life to the lives of others. Think of your life as a movie. You are the star of your own movie. You only see the trailer for everyone else’s movie. Everyone portrays their life differently than it actually is and you will never see all of the scenes. Focus on your own role.
Multitasking takes away from your ability to be mindful. Focus on one thing at a time. If you are reading while you eat, you aren’t fully enjoying your meal. Take time to savor the little things in life.
Post Inspired by Positive Psychology, a Special Health Report from Harvard Medical School