July 1, 2022

5 Tips to Achieve a Positive Mindset

Arianna Mourra

One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day. Having a positive mindset can only lead to good things in life, that’s why it’s important to nourish your understanding on what it means to be positive and how to become a conqueror of positiveness!

People often don’t understand what it is to have a positive mindset. This doesn’t mean that you ignore life’s obstacles and injustices, you rather approach the unpleasantness in a more positive way. Self-talk is often what defines our outlook on a certain thing, it can lead to negative thoughts and looking at life in a more pessimistic manner, or it can be optimistic.

There are many health positives to positive thinking. It can include increased life span, lower rates of depression, reduced risk of illness, better coping skills, and many more. In order for this to happen you can learn how to turn negative thinking into positive thinking. Here are some tips to follow to behave in a more positive and optimistic way:

  1. Focus on the good things, however small.

It is going to be almost impossible to cruise through life without finding a single obstacle in a day. As humans we need to understand that obstacles are going to be found in our everyday life. When encountering such challenges, focus on the benefits, no matter how small. 

  1. Start the day with a positive affirmation.

Say to yourself every time you wake up, “Today is going to be a good day.” With just having that simple positive thought in the morning it can change your negative emotions to positive ones. You will look at the day with other pairs of eyes. 

  1. Surround yourself with positive people.

Making sure that supportive people in your life are positive decreases yourself from dealing with people that’s negative attitude might affect and increase levels of stress and the ability to manage yourself in better ways. Always surround yourself with people that make you better. To learn more about advice on healthy relationships check out this Thaddeus Agape House blog: 5 Pieces of Advice for Healthy Relationships with Friends & Family. 

  1. Practice positive self-talk.

Follow one simple rule: don’t say anything to yourself that you wouldn’t say to anyone else. Be gentle with yourself as you are with others. Encourage and motivate yourself to be better. Reevaluate yourself and think about affirmations that are good about yourself when negative thoughts enter your mind.

  1. Focus on the present.

Focus on the exact moment. Not today, or an hour ago, but what exactly is happening in that moment. Analyze yourself in the situation. Most sources of negativity stem from memory and an over exaggerated imagination. 

The power of positive thinking is something looked upon like a cliche. But there are many physical and mental benefits of positive thinking that have been demonstrated by multiple scientific studies. 

Citation: 

Alton , Larry. “7 Practical Tips to Achieve a Positive Mindset.” SUCCESS, 4 Mar. 2021, https://www.success.com/7-practical-tips-to-achieve-a-positive-mindset/.

Mayo Clinic Staff. “How to Stop Negative Self-Talk.” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 3 Feb. 2022, https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/positive-thinking/art-20043950. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Arianna is a Graphic Design intern at Thaddeus Resource Center. She is majoring in Graphic Design at Texas Christian University in Texas. She aspires to become part of a bigger company when graduating and sharing her designs with the world.