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5 Easy Ways to Express Gratitude

If you want to be a more positive person, sometimes it just takes appreciating the good that is already in your life. This can be done by expressing gratitude. Here are some different ways you can express gratitude every day. 1. Become an Active Leader If you want to be more grateful of others and show your gratitude, be an active listener. This means not just hearing what someone says, but really absorbing what they are telling you. Don’t use your phone when someone is talking to you. Look them in the eyes and take in what they are telling you. This is active listening and shows the other person that you care about what they have to say. 2. Express Gratitude in Your Journal As mentioned previously, many people like to show gratitude is by writing it down in their journal.…

4 Tips for Thinking More Positively Every Day

As you have learned from our previous blog posts on the subject – and if you are following along with our Positive Thinking Challenge – thinking positively every day has many benefits. It helps with your emotional and physical health, from improving your daily life and relieving stress, to actually helping with your physical health and wellbeing. If you want to learn how to think more positively every day, here are some tips to get started. Have More Confidence in Your Own Abilities More often than not, a lot of your negative thoughts are related to fears you have about your own abilities, and not at all rational. You may be like me. I talk myself out of doing a lot of things because I have major self-doubt. Are a lot of your negative thoughts during the day related to…

How to Turn Negative into Positive When You Have a Bad Day

We have been talking about how to turn negative thoughts into positive ones, but it isn’t always as easy as just putting a positive spin on it. Sometimes, you are just having a terrible day and are completely consumed by one derailment after another. These are the days when you need to think a little out of the box if you still want to be a positive person who thinks optimistically about everything in life. Here are some tips for reframing those negative thoughts into positive ones, even when it seems like everything is going wrong. Why Bother? You might be wondering why you should even bother reframing your negative thoughts? Technically, you don’t need to, but it can help to maintain a positive attitude as you go through life. It is not what happens to you that defines you,…

Why Journaling is Good for Positive Thinking

If you are following along with our Positive Thinking Challenge, then you already know that a journal is an amazing tool to use for thinking more positively. It isn’t just great for gaining more clarity and venting your frustrations, but also for your journey to being a more positive person as well. Keep reading to learn about all the reasons why you should use a journal to increase your positive thinking. You Can Reframe Your Negative Thoughts Using a journal will help reframe your thoughts into more positive ones. This is one of the biggest hurdles of thinking more positively since you can’t control negative things that happen in your life. Almost every day, unexpected events will transpire that might put you in a funk, make you feel sad or frustrated, or just really affect the day you had planned…

4 Ways to Use Daily Affirmations

The reason people talk about them and encourage them so much is because of how powerful they can be. An affirmation is just a positive statement you repeat to yourself to get into a positive mindset. It seems so simple, but it truly does make a major difference in how you think and act. Here are some different ways you can use your daily affirmations. Write Them in Your Journal Each Day When you write down affirmations, it is good to have them in a permanent place to reference. Have a page in your journal dedicated to all your favorite positive affirmations. You can either read off this list every day or actually write new ones down each day. Every morning when you write in your journal, write down at least one positive affirmation that pertains to something occurring that…