Positive thinking is when you can believe in something you can't see. It also is a great way to shift your mindset for the better.
Self-improvement starts with you and once you work toward being positive on a daily basis you start to feel better. The power of a mindset shift includes living a happier more productive life that you are proud of.
When good things start happening to us, we have to let go of the scarcity mindset that will inevitably hinder our progress. Once we stop being scared of doing the work needed to become the best version of ourselves, the world we live in starts to look brighter.
This post is in collaboration with Dareise A. Jones, who uses her gift of storytelling and teaching to inspire, heal and empower others through text.
Keep reading to discover 6 strategies that we both use to create and keep a positive attitude, despite the challenges that life has to offer.
Does positive thinking work?
Positive thinking works because no matter what our circumstances are, and what we are facing in the moment, our mindset is something that can not be taken.
Being positive begins with having positive thoughts and recognizing that it’s impossible to plan for everything.
It’s the reason why two people can be fired from a job and one feels as if they will never recover and the other is able to see it as a stepping stool.
No one can take your joy.
It’s like when you have a bad day at work and when your shift is over you decide to leave what happened at the door.
When you allow one bad interaction to not ruin your entire day, that is where you begin to see having a positive attitude in action.
Being positive can also mean that you look for spirituality when nothing else makes sense.
It means you pray, speak to the universe, call on the stars, have growth mindset conversations with yourself in the mirror, and believe with all of your heart that you can get through this.
Remember when you were younger and life wasn’t going how you planned?
How you likely cursed, cried, yelled, stood speechless, crumbled temporarily, and wondered what was happening.
Reflect and remember that the person you are today made it through that rough patch and will make it to brighter days this time too.