Celebrating "Positive Thinking Day" Won’t Cost You a Thing
January 18, 2019 | By Mason Roberts
Too many of us allow stress to take over our lives – and let’s face it – life can really put you through the wringer at times. From traffic jams and fender benders to late bills and car title loans, our days can leave us feeling drained, angry and helpless. The fact of the matter is, you are far from helpless, regardless of the situations or circumstances.
A little bit of positive thinking can have a considerable effect on your ability to cope with challenges that stem from stressful situations. On September 13th, we are encouraged to exercise this simple yet powerful attitude to help better not only ourselves but our relationships with our friends, families, and communities as well.
Less is More
Less is indeed more. Too many people in the world today seem to believe that they need more material belongings to increase their happiness, but the opposite is true. The key to a positive mind is a less cluttered environment. The less you have, the happier you’ll be.
The same holds true for your thoughts. The less you have on your mind, the more relaxed you’ll feel. Being at peace with a clear head has been scientifically proven to improve your moods and behavior as well as your overall attitude and outlook on life.
Don’t WorryThe act of worrying is merely an involuntary response to fear, and the thing we fear the most is the unknown. All the “what ifs” that our minds ruminate on can easily take control of our thoughts, making it very difficult to think positively. Quite often, the things we worry about are unrealistic and are created when we allow our thoughts to wander to the darker corners of our minds.
There’s no point in keeping yourself up at night worrying about something that may or may not happen. You could get hit by a bus tomorrow, but probably not, right? Instead, focus your thoughts and energy on what is and live in that moment. The more you do this, the less anxious you’ll be because you’ll be too busy enjoying the here and now to worry about unrealistic fears of the future.
Like a ripple from a pebble tossed into a pond, the effects of a single smile can travel across a community. Happiness and positivity are contagious, and when you see someone smiling, it sparks your inner joy to manifest, whether you are consciously aware of it or not.
Whatever your mood, putting a smile on your face can immediately steer your day in a more positive direction, and the more you smile, the more people will smile back. Happiness and positive thinking are choices, and wearing a smile is the first step toward adopting and projecting overall positivity.
One Day at a Time
When in doubt, take life one day at a time. Many times, we only have the resources to handle today’s challenges, not tomorrow’s. A positive mind is one that focuses on today’s agenda. It’s easy to be negative with worry and stress when all we can think about is what may happen tomorrow and the day after.
Don’t allow yourself to go down that road. Remember that yesterday is gone, today is happening now and tomorrow is yet unknown. By exercising this meditation of being present and conscious in the moment, you’ll be surprised at how much more at ease and positive you’ll be. Live day by day and you’ll be okay.
Have Some Fun
Remember what being a kid was like? You didn’t care about grown-up stuff at all. All you probably cared about was playtime and enjoying that moment with your toys and friends. As adults, we sometimes forget to slow down long enough to have a little fun each day.
Enjoying yourself goes a long way in positive thinking because it’s hard to get wrapped up in negative thinking when you’re busy having fun. You’ll instantly feel way more positive about yourself and those around you.
Give these tips a try and take the day to start thinking more positively. None of these tips involved spending money, and that’s because you don’t need money to be positive or happy. You simply need the right attitude and the will to make the conscious decision to let Positive Thinking Day be the starting point of a happier and healthier life.