5 Special Steps to Boost Your Happiness with Positive Thinking

“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.”― Gandhi

 

We are all chasing happiness is some form. Be it in the form of money, health, fame, love….We all live with the misconception that happiness can be achieved by possession of the things we hold so dear to our heart. Is that really true??

One of my favorite comedians and actor Jim Carrey rightly said “I hope everybody could get rich and famous and will have everything they ever dreamed of, so they will know that its not the answer.”

The happiness we seek stems forth from within. Within where your thoughts lay. Within where your feelings rest. Your mind and your heart is the within where true happiness resides.

 

So why aren’t we happy then? If its that simple, if its right Within us, how come we are all still chasing it..happiness I mean?

It all boils down to ONE single thought.

Ever notice how when something ‘not so happy’ is happening in your life, your heart and mind automatically go to the worse case scenario. That is the root cause of all unhappiness. That single starting point where the negative thinking spiral starts…that’s where we need to nip it in the bud.

Here is ‘HOW to Boost Your Happiness with Positive Thinking’ and nip that negative thinking in the bud :

 

You and only YOU can boost your happiness by focusing on positive things and reducing your negative thinking. You can do it with practice: Simply, by following a negative thought with a positive one. This practice will help to retrain your habitually negative thought patterns to bring more positive thoughts to your life.

Ratios especially the ratio of positive to negative thoughts is a major factor in our overall happiness. Our brains are constantly monitoring the emotional tone of our thoughts – too many negative thoughts and our brain responds by creating stress and sadness in our body. When we add more positive thoughts, our brain will create relaxation and happiness. By training yourself to follow (or dismiss) negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll improve your positive/negative thought ratio and be happier.

Now, How do you stay motivated to Stay Positive?

After you’re aware of your negative thoughts and feelings and work to counteract them for a few days, they will gradually begin to lessen. You’ll be able to concentrate more on what you want to do without experiencing distracting emotions and stress. This will make you more productive and energetic. And best of all, it will make you happier.

Step 1 – Start by Listing Happy Thoughts:

Start by taking about 15 minutes and list all the happy thoughts you can think of. Just use a piece of paper and make a long list, give it a good 15-30 minutes. List people and places that make you happy – good friends, favorite vacation spots, childhood memories and more. List things that make you happy – puppies, babies, the smell of a new car, a favorite dinner, a day off relaxing by a pool. List(happy list) anything and everything you can think of that makes you happy.

Step 2 – Awareness of Negative Thoughts & Feelings:

Just for this week, commit to pay attention to your thoughts. Whenever you catch yourself thinking about or feeling anything negative, sad or stressful, label that thought “unhappy.” Don’t worry if you have a lot of unhappy thoughts and feelings throughout the day, that is perfectly normal. Just pay attention and label them.

Step 3 – Instantly Follow With a Happy Item:

After you label an unhappy thought or feeling, follow it immediately with a happy item from your Happy List. You might pick one item to use all day long, or choose different ones each time you need them. Just bring that happy thing to mind for a second or two.

Step 4 – Smile SO much:

Whenever a negative thoughts comes up, replace it with a happy item from the list, but don’t forget to smile while doing so. A smile makes your mind calmer and every negative thought seem less stressful.

Step 5 – Make your personal Commitment to think positive:

Positively Affirm everyday(especially when those negative thoughts and feelings strike) by saying this to yourself : I will flip my negative/stressful thoughts and feelings and follow them with a happy thought.

 

Some special tips:

  • Please don’t judge yourself. We all have lots of unhappy and negative thoughts throughout the day. As you become more aware of them you might feel embarrassed or ashamed about how many you have. Don’t worry, it is perfectly normal to have all sorts of strange thoughts – we usually don’t pay so much attention to them.
  • Force a smile on your face as you bring your happy thought to your mind. This will help erase the effects of the negative thoughts.
  • As a few days pass, the vast number of negative thoughts and feelings often decrease. As if the brain gets bored being negative, because you replace the thoughts so quickly(and happily) with positive ones.
  • Make sure to remind yourself to do this task throughout the day. Don’t let a day go by without engaging with your negative thoughts and substituting positive ones.

 

Will you be waiting for negative thoughts to come along to think something positive? Add to this skill by making a conscious and planned effort to think positive thoughts throughout the day. Decide that you will think only positive thoughts for your entire lunch hour or during one of your breaks. Decide that you will only think positive thoughts while driving in your car or while riding the train/bus. Create times in your day when you will be “positive only”. This will give you even more practice at being positive and happy.

My question to you: How do YOU boost your happiness on a daily basis? Have you tried thinking positively on a conscious level everyday? Share your thoughts, questions and wisdom in the comments below. I’d love to read what you think.

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Self enhancement and success go hand in hand

Exactly how do you understand if an individual wants to acquire self renovation? This is a concern with no guaranteed solution. It will certainly all depend on the individual.

Many individuals have objectives, fantasizes or aspirations however do not know how to deal with attaining them. They may have thought about just what would certainly compose self improvement and their excellent life, but have no suggestion how to also begin to make the plans and also take the activities required to make them a reality.

Some folks have a vague idea on ways to deal with self renovation. These are the ones that believe that if only they had a much better task, or had been provided much better chances, or fulfilled the love of their life, or whatever else, everything would be great and also they would certainly be happy.

They really feel that their happiness or lack of joy is made a decision by exterior factors as well as their ideas and activities are of little effect.

Some believe that so they had even more money they could have whatever they really want as well as be on their means to self renovation.

They may have spent little time considering just what they really really want from life, and do not really believe there is anything they can do to create their unclear variation of paradise anyway, in addition to getting even more lottery tickets.

Other individuals do not also recognize what they really desire from their lives and also might even have little idea what would really makes them happy. They appear to simply wander from day to day, week to week, month to month, and year to year, and do bit more than practically get by.

They may have seemingly secure works and be making enough to live relatively comfy lives. They seem satisfied sufficient and also have no fantastic ambition to achieve anything even more from their lives than they currently have.

Is self improvement crucial?

The fact is that throughout our lives we are all continuously growing and establishing. Situations make us grow as well as create, even if we do not make the aware choice to do so.

As much as a particular age, we learn via formal education and also we remain to learn through our encounters for the rest of our lives. We have to find out and increase to handle everything that life throws at us. We all need to go with self enhancement.

Modern life moves at a substantially quicker rate compared to at anytime in record. For any person living in contemporary society there are much more possibilities to do anything that you want to finish with your life than before.

But there is likewise even more competition compared to ever before, and ever changing innovation implies that there truly are couple of, if any sort of ‘jobs for life’ anymore. It is now regular not simply to transform works quite often throughout our functioning lives, but also to completely change occupations as well as industries.

Since the workplace is so affordable, people that are ambitious and also starving for success understand they should learn brand-new skills as well as expertise to keep ahead of the pack. To obtain this, self enhancement is required.

These are individuals that will be probably to keep their tasks, or progression within their selected area, or that will certainly be readily eligible in different organizations or industries.

growth could well be the determining consider exactly how anyone’s future will turn out.

14 Affirmations and The Power Of Your Words by PAUL PHILIPS

Affirmations the constant repeating of certain words have the effect of forming new thought patterns and habits which can be developed on for personal growth and achieving your goals. Affirmations can indeed be life changing.

So it therefore comes as no surprise that you get the likes of a number of highly successful people celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Al Pacino, Anthony Robbins and Morgan Freeman… who use affirmations.

Affirmations work in principle by way of the ‘Laws of Attraction:’ On the level of both the conscious and subconscious life shows up for you as a result of what you’ve focused your thoughts, feelings, emotions and your attitude on…

An affirmation is a carefully and thoughtfully put together statement which is used repetitively at regular times for the intention of gearing your conscious and subconscious thoughts, feelings emotions and your attitude… into a positive state for personal effectiveness.

It should be noted that affirmations should always be written and used for the purpose of being in the here and now. Thus they should be present tense statements like “I am…” or “I have…” Also, make use of impacting, personal uplifting words… that runs consistent with your own manner of speaking.

So here’s an opportunity! To manifest an intended outcome how about trying out the following affirmations to see what you can get out of them. By the way, it’s okay if you want to modify these affirmations into what’s better fitting for you.

1. I am healthy through an excellent diet, regular exercise, a positive outlook on life and avoid nasty toxins

2. I love and accept myself for the way I am and the way I am not

3. I love and accept my family and friends for the way they are and the way they are not

4. I see my mistakes or shortcomings as an opportunity for learning and developing

5. I understand that mastery is the result of many failures

5. I’m committed to helping others in wherever way I can

6. I’m committed to seeing the ‘big picture’ in things

7. I instantly respect other fellow human beings

8. I have a steady income which I am satisfied with

9. I don’t hold any life-long grudges against those who have hurt me

10. I realize that life begins where my comfort zone ends

11. I am part of the solution to the world’s problems

12 I own my fears rather than my fears owning me

13. I am responsible

14. I take time out for relaxing