Be optimistic, not pessimistic.
Most of us want to think positively and feel good. It is always better to feel light and happy than heavy and upset. But, when negative thinking hits, the thoughts can have a snowball effect and grow larger and more negative, and it can be hard to see the positive in anything. The good news is that you can start to avoid negative thinking right now. Following are a two tips to help you see the positive side of things.
1. Change Your Beliefs
Our beliefs are what we think are true about the world, and if we think that negative things are true, then we are more than likely to think negatively. Alternatively, if we think positive things are true, then we are more than likely to think positively.
Many of your beliefs are not actually your own. They have come from your parents, friends, family, coworkers, the news, reality TV, and a ton of other places. You’ve been persuaded into believing that they are the right, and possibly only, way to view life.
A good example is the belief that money is hard to bring into your life. Your parents and grandparents likely believed this to be true. Your neighbors probably believed it to be true. Movies showed you how true it was. Every day you woke up and heard about how hard it was to make money and have abundance, and you were persuaded to adopt this belief into your life.
But, if you look around, you will see that some people have an easy time making a lot of money. They do what they love and earn more than most people earn. You will also see that sometimes money just comes to someone in the way of lottery or inheritance. There is proof that money doesn’t have to be hard to bring into your life. It can come in many different ways.