By Denver Ellison
In the past, when I have found myself feeling stressed out about various circumstances going on in my life, I would sulk and engulf myself in negative thoughts and sad music.
It was not until recently that I began to really reflect on this behavior pattern. I began to think: what good does sulking do for me? As expected, I couldn’t come up with one positive thing that happens after wallowing in sadness.
So, I decided no more. No more wallowing. No more negative thoughts. No more negative vibes. I needed a simple change that would help me stay up even when it seemed like my world was one big mess. What was that change you might ask? Positive thinking.
Although it may sound like a simple act, for some it is easier said than done. This is because the process of positive thinking requires commitment and strength. It is easy to give up and wallow in our feelings.
I know this because sulking is an old habit of mind. However, I also know that the person who can truly commit to positive thinking and believe in the power of what it can do for their life will be the happiest one of us all.
So some of you might be reading this and start thinking: where do I even begin? Well, my practice in positive thinking started on one of my favorite social media sites. Pinterest. My favorite thing to do on Pinterest is to look at all of the quotes that they have.
So when I began to really focus in on my positive thinking, I turned to Pinterest to keep me motivated and committed to positive thinking. The Pinterest quotes served me in a way that reinforced the idea of positive thinking.
“Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.”
This quote is one that I found on Pinterest and it originated from The Art of Stress Free Living by Sukhraj S. Dhillon. I believe that this quote is a good example of how looking for positive quotes on Pinterest really helps me in my process.
I say this because reading this quote allows me to understand its meaning and begin to believe that something wonderful will indeed happen in my own life.
I have learned that positive thinking must flow with me throughout my day. That means that from the moment I wake up to the moment I close my eyes to go to sleep, I must continue to think in a positive manner. So in the morning when I wake up, it is as simple as telling myself that today will be a good day.
When I do this, I do not just say it with the hopes and wishes of having a good day. Instead, I tell myself this because I truly believe that I will have a good day. Believing in my positive thoughts allows me to speak them into existence and send positive vibes into the universe.
Positive thinking is a matter of perspective. As I mentioned earlier, there have been moments in my life when I was disappointed or hurt by various circumstances. In my process of positive thinking, I have learned that you can either look at a situation in a negative or positive light.
In order to keep my inner peace and happiness, I choose to continuously look at things in a positive light. And when I find myself slipping back into my old habit of negative thinking, I correct myself with a positive outlook. It is all a matter of perspective. Just change the way you look at a situation in order to make it benefit you rather than harm you.
I believe in the power of positive thinking. I believe that making it a part of my daily routine is what keeps me going even when there are disappointing and upsetting situations happening. So, the next time you find yourself being surrounded by self-doubt and negative energy, find that positive light. Hold onto it and remember that a positive mind will lead to a happy life.