Daily Positive Thoughts

Do daily positive thoughts really help you? Do they have any effect or are they just new-agey rubbish in the world of harsh realities?

I used to think negatively a lot. I did not notice this myself as I learned my way of thinking from the people around me when I was a child. And children don't know to question such things. I actually thought I was a very positive person.


My waking up to the fact came one day when I was sitting in a bus, letting my thoughts wander. It was a beautiful day outside, yet suddenly I noticed I wasn't feeling good. I was complaining about some matter in my mind, something I had observed.


Suddenly I questioned why on earth was I thinking about this negative issue, which wasn't even mine. Why was I letting it ruin a perfectly good day and make me feel bad?


I chewed on my thoughts and understood I had rushed to react to them emotionally. I was actually creating my mood with my thoughts when I did not discipline my thinking. And I was not doing it with daily positive thoughts - no, my thoughts were surprisingly negative.


That's when it hit home that we actually affect our mood with the thoughts and words we choose every day. The feeling was almost electric. If they were my thoughts, I could have control of them, and thus affect my mood.


Ever since then I started studying how to think positively. I learned about affirmations, and how they work or don't work. The key word being emotion. If I just repeated affirmations that were too different from my present reality, I felt conflict, and negative feeling and that never created anything good.


If, however, I could drop the issue when it did not make me feel good, and concentrate on anything else that made me feel better, I could later return to the original issue and find its positive edge. Or the famous silver lining on a cloud, if you will. 


So the biggest magic in daily positive thoughts to me was that my attitude towards life changed to something much more enjoyable. When I was in a good mood, handling life's issues was a lot easier. 


It takes practice, learning the habit of daily positive thoughts. Your deeply ingrained thought patterns need to be recognized, and then you need to work on them systematically.


How to create daily positive thoughts?

Pay attention to your first thoughts in the morning. In the evening, decide what you will think in the morning (from a positive angle). Love your bed, enjoy your pillow, count your blessings. Don't go to sleep after watching something disturbing on TV. Your last thoughts before falling asleep affect the quality of your sleep - and your next morning.


Listen to positive podcasts,  clip positive news from papers or write them down. Write a positive affirmation on your calendar every day. You'll find them galore on the internet.


Learn to state what would be great if you achieved what you wanted (not why you hate the lack of it). 


Pay attention to other people's talk - how often it is just complaining? In your mind think how you would say it positively. And try not to take part in the discussion. Often negative people just want to drag others to their own level - you know the famous saying how misery loves company? If you don't take part in the complaining, the other person will soon find another target to shoot down with their negativity.


No, you don't need to be the rubbish dump of other people's negative thoughts. You know when that happens when you feel drained of energy after talking to someone. Energy vampires I call them.


Watch funny movies, read funny jokes, try to laugh a lot. In that state of mind, choose a positive thought and milk it as long as it feels good.


Remember you don't need to be 100% positive all the time. No one can do that. It is enough that you are 51% positive and you are slowly but surely transforming your way of thinking towards daily positive thoughts - and transforming your life to something much more enjoyable.


Positive Thoughts for September

1. Believe that life is worth living,and your belief will help create that fact.

-William James

2. A healthy attitude is contagiousbut don't wait to catch it from others.
Be a carrier.

3. Tell me, and I´ll forget.
Show me, and I may not remember.Involve me,
and I´ll understand.

4. Dreams are simply the emotions of the heart
that have been painted into words...

-Doug Firebaugh

5. You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other peopleget what they want.

6. If you do things well, do them better.Be daring, be first, be different, be just.

-Anita Roddick

7. If the world is cold,
make it your business to build fires

8. Those who hear not the music,think the dancer is mad.

9. Blessed is the man who has friends, but woe to him who needs them.

10. Great opportunities to help others seldom come,
but small ones surround us every day.

-Sally Koch

11. If you can laugh at it, you can live with it.

-Erma Bombeck

12. Don't call the world dirty because you have forgotten to clean your classes.

13. Be kind to unkind people - they need it the most

14. One person can make a difference and every person should try.

-John F. Kennedy

15. Worrying doesn't empty tomorrow of its troubles,
it empties today of its strength.

16. Anyone can carry his burden, however heavy,
until nightfall. Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day.

17. Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down and that is all that life really means.

-Robert Louis Stevenson

18. Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?

19. The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.

-Ben Stein

20. Never think that you´re not good enough yourself.
A man should never think that. People will take you very much at your own reckoning.

-Anthony Trollope

21. Dance as if no one´s watching, sing as if no one´s listening, and live everyday as if it were your last.

-Irish proverb

22. Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.

-James F. Byrnes

23. Everyone has a gift for something, even if it is the gift of being a good friend

24. Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things.
The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions:
could have, might have, and should have.

-Louis E. Boone

25. Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you.

26. Facing it, always facing it. That's the way to get through.
Face it.

-Joseph Conrad

27. Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are you own fears.

-Rudyard Kipling

28. The difference between a successful person
and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.

-Vincent Lombardi

29. The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it.
What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.

-Jim Rohn

30. Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.

-John W. Gardner

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