Positivity—it's important!

15 September 2021
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Why International Positive Thinking Day is important

It’s been said that positive thinking can improve your mood, your relationships, and even your health. But have you ever wondered how or why? In honor of International Positive Thinking Day, let’s explore some of the science behind positive thinking and its incredible power to influence our thoughts, feelings, and even our bodies. Let’s look at exactly how this day—September 13—can have a profound impact on the rest of your year.

1) What is Positive Thinking?
Simply put, positive thinking means optimistic thinking. It’s one thing to be optimistic, but it’s another to actually think positively. Positive thinking requires an active effort to get things done and think in a productive way. The reason why so many people struggle with positive thinking is because they don’t understand that there are two parts to positive thinking: 1) mental discipline, and 2) optimism. Positive thinking doesn’t come naturally; we have to learn how to adapt our thinking processes into more positive ones. One of the easiest ways we can adapt our thinking into a more positive mindset is by making small behavioral changes and adopting better habits. These small actions might seem like they won’t amount to much at first, but over time these actions will help reprogram your mind for success—even if you fail or slip up now and then.

2) The Importance of Positivity
How you think can affect your life in some surprising ways. That’s why on International Positive Thinking Day it’s important to remind yourself of some of your goals and how positive thinking can help you achieve them. Studies have found that people who keep a gratitude journal are more optimistic about their lives, which translates into greater energy and enthusiasm toward achieving goals like getting fit or learning a new language.

3) How to Improve Your Positivity
If you’re constantly getting caught up in negativity, there are a few things you can do to improve your outlook. For starters, take time to meditate. By taking quiet time to slow down and clear your mind, you can work on maintaining a positive attitude through various life situations. In addition, practice gratitude by setting aside 10 minutes each day to write down what you’re thankful for. Taking time for mindful reflection will help reinforce positivity as a way of living. Finally, try to minimize negative people from your daily life; surrounding yourself with those who encourage positivity will only help keep that spirit going strong!