Thank you for joining us on day one of the Positive Thinking Challenge. If you haven’t signed up yet, you can do so HERE. Today in the challenge, we were talking about making a list of reasons why you want to think more positively.
So, here are some amazing reasons to be more positive every day.
You Can Reduce Your Anxiety and Depression
If you feel unhappy in general, or struggle with depression or anxiety, you definitely want to learn how to think more positively. While it won’t be the cure-all to these mental illnesses, it can definitely help reduce some of their side effects. If your anxiety disorder causes severe panic attacks any time you worry about a specific thing, learning how to think more positively might just help you to cope better and ease those panic attacks a little.
It is also going to help you with general happiness each day, where you are not as affected by some of the negative things that might happen.
Stress Doesn’t Affect You as Much
In addition to helping with anxiety and depression, thinking positively can also help tremendously with your stress levels. Stress can affect just about every area of your life, including your physical and mental stress, home life, work and relationship with co-workers, personal relationships, and so much more. To get a handle on your stress, start to learn how to think more positively.
You Develop Better Coping Skills
Another great benefit to keep in mind is that you learn how to cope better. Unfortunately, you can’t prevent negative things from happening in your life, but you can definitely control how you react to unexpected situations, and learn how to cope a little better. Have you ever noticed how when a person reacts calmly to a situation, they are able to think more clearly and handle things better? The same thing can happen to you. When a negative moment happens in life, rather than wallowing in the negativity, try to turn the situation around and into something positive.
When you are a more positive person, you take these little hiccups as learning experiences. You are able to see the good and bad in any situation and find at least one positive thing to say about it. This can really help you deal with anything from losing a job or ending a relationship, to a traumatic event.
You Surround Yourself with Positivity
Don’t forget that attitude and moods are contagious. We will talk about this more later in the challenge, but for now, you should know that when you are more positive, others will be as well. It spreads rapidly throughout other people, so you are actually helping everyone in your life to be surrounded by more positivity.