We can all be guilty of being a little negative from time to time. Daily life can get in the way and we can all feel like the world is against us. It’s a natural feeling to have. We are all human at the end of the day.
However, a negative mindset can have a real powerful effect on our lives. Without us even realising it. Being negative and thinking that way more often than not will attract negative things to us. Being positive has the same effect. A positive mindset will always be better for us.
Both mentally and for our future. So I thought I would share with your seven things can have a real positive effect on your mindset. Attracting more good things to your life.
Having a visual aid of what you want out of life is a great place to start. It may seem a little pointless at first. But there is a lot of power in a vision board. The best place to start is by getting a cork board, a few pins, and some magazines you have lying around. Sit for a moment and think about where you want to be in five, ten, twenty years time. There will be things that many people will say the same. Buy your own home. Start a family. Get a new car. Whatever it may be for you visualise yourself getting it. Flick through your magazine and find a picture that symbolises it. Stick it on your board. You could stick positive messages on there. A picture of a family or that new car. Fill your board with everything you want and then place it where you can see it often. Every time you see it take a moment to visualise yourself in that new home that you own. Driving that new car, you have just bought.
Doing things like this regularly is all part of the attraction process. Being positive and believing these things will happen means that they will do.
Accepting the Past
It’s safe to say that the past can haunt us well into our future. Unless we actively let go of it. The past can have a real hinderance on our future. The best thing that you can do is move on and get some closure. If it was a bad break up then let go of that and know that better things are coming your way. If you did something wrong, then forgive yourself.
The past can stop you from achieving things in the future and can have a negative effect on our mindset. So take some time to work through those issues, and then allow yourself to move forward.
Feeling Positive About the Future
The same can be said for feeling positive about the future and not thinking negatively towards it. Once we have let go of our past now is the time to start to look forward to our future. The excitement of the unknown or just visualising it as you see it unfold. Some people like to wait and see what happens. Others like to hear clues and insight into their future. If you are one of those people then seeking guidance or having a reading from Psychiopia could be just what you need. This could allow you to move forward to a brighter and more positive future.
Exercise and Diet
Sometimes having a positive mindset isn’t all about how you think. It can also be about what you put into your body and what you do with it. Diet can have a huge effect on the way you feel. Eating too much junk food or sugary treats can make you feel lethargic and not your best. If you don’t feel your best you more likely to slip into a negative mindset. When you don’t feel good about yourself, then that can have a terrible effect. So it’s advisable to watch what you eat and nourish your body with all the good things. Drinking plenty of water is a great place to start. Along with cutting down on the amount of alcohol and caffeine you drink.
Of course, we all need treat days. This can have a great positive effect. You look forward to those nice meals out or a cheeky glass of wine with your girlfriends.
The same can be said for moving more. Taking exercise can have a real positive effect on our minds and create more energy.
Choose to Embrace Life
Let go and embrace the moment, whether it contains an obstacle or an opportunity. The moment you stop fussing over trivial matters is the time to start focusing on what is important to you. Life won’t change overnight. You shouldn’t expect it to either. But it’s taking that moment not to complain, and turning it into a positive opportunity. That’s the difference between someone who is embracing life and someone who isn’t. We only get one shot at it.
None of this is any good if you don’t have a lot of love for yourself. Only you can make the change in life. To turn those days from negative to positive. It’s down to you. If you have to accept your flaws, because we all have them. Recognising that you are unique and different to the person stood next to you is only a credit to yourself. You are special. In your own right. The moment you start believing that the better life will become.
Realize That It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint
Finally, the last thing you can do is to remember that life’s a marathon and not a sprint. You may want to own a new home. But that isn’t going to happen overnight. Everything requires work and a belief that you can do it. The minute you realise that these things take the time is the moment you will see that every step you make is in the right direction.
It can be as simple as making a few daily changes. Turning thoughts that you make yourself have into a habit. Genuinely feeling positive in who you are and what you about. A person with a positive mindset will always achieve great things.
About the author
Angie is a coffee-fueled writer, artist-wanna-be, and over-worker who currently resides in a tiny fixer-upper near Salt Lake City with her boyfriend and 70lb rescue pittie. She works full time in Customer Service/Computers, part-time in retail and fashion, goes to school part-time on and off, maintains this and another couple of blogs, as well as volunteers with rescue dogs. In her free time, what little of it there is, she likes to read, play nerd games, craft and create art, and spend time with all of the awesome people in her life.
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