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34 Ways to Encourage Positive Thinking


Here are 34 things you can do to encourage positive thinking.

  1. Stop saying, “I can’t.” If you hear it too often, you’ll convince yourself it’s true. Instead, say, “I’ll try my hardest,” or, “I’ll do my best.”
  2. When you start to feel overwhelmed with negative thoughts, force yourself to focus on positive things. Look around you and appreciate the simple things—even if it’s only for a few minutes.
  3. Fill your vocabulary with words that encourage success, strength, encouragement, motivation and optimism.
  4. Assume the best. Don’t go into a project with a negative mindset, convinced you will fail. Approach each task knowing that you have the power to succeed.
  5. Learn from your mistakes. Thinking positively doesn’t mean you should block out all negativity. We all make mistakes—learn from them. Reflect on how the situation could have been handled differently and adjust accordingly.
  6. Recognize your own contributions. Sure, group efforts are good, but that doesn’t mean you should discount your value. If you made positive contributions to a project or task, pat yourself on the back!
  7. Look for the silver lining. Bad things happen; as much as you try to prevent those situations from happening, they will. When they do, look for the silver lining. Maybe getting fired from your job was just the kick you needed to finally start your own business.
  8. Visualize your success. Are you determined to lose weight? Hang a pair of “skinny” jeans on the refrigerator door. Want to save enough money for a Florida vacation? Tape a picture of a beach sunset to your computer monitor.
  9. Sit up! Slouching is bad for your posture and your attitude.
  10. Change your clothes. If you feel better about yourself—and how you look—you’ll naturally radiate confidence. When you feel more confident, you’ll have a better outlook on life.

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It’s a sad, beautiful, miserable, wonderful thing to know, to know you’re broken. Broken inside. Bittersweet madness you couldn’t fully fathom. Really comprehend. It’s sad but you can’t really do anything about. It’s just a phase. This too shall pass. Can’t wait for it. How much I wanted to know when, how much it really matters to me, when this will end. I hear violin sirens and sex and love. And how lost I truly feel inside. I wish for it to end. But I truly don’t know how. I wished for help, yes, wishful thinking, for my knight in shining armor. Or at least an armor, even though it’s not a knight and it doesn’t shine. I hate this word porn. How it graphically paints my misery. And how it doesn’t make any sense.