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The concept of the power of positive thinking is a popular one, but it can feel a little cliché. Numerous studies have shown that having a positive mindset can help improve one’s mental and physical health. It can also help decrease the likelihood of developing depression and high blood pressure.

Although various terms can be used to describe positive thinking, such as positive imagery, general optimism, and positive self-talk, these are still comprehensive concepts. You’ll need to learn how to use concrete examples to be more effective at being positive.

  1. Start With Positive Affirmations

The way you start the morning can set the tone for the rest of the day. If you’re like most people, you’ll likely start with a negative mindset and feel like nothing good happened throughout the day. This is because your negative emotions and pessimistic outlook can affect every event you experience. Instead of letting your negativity dominate you, start by saying a positive affirmation to yourself.

  1. Focus On Good Things

You’ll likely encounter various obstacles throughout the day, and although there’s no such thing as a perfect day, try focusing on the positive instead of the negative. For instance, if you’re stuck in traffic, try taking a break from your morning commute to listen to your favorite podcast.

  1. Find The Humor In Bad Situations

Even the most challenging situations can be made bearable by experiencing humor. Try to think of a good joke about your experience, and remind yourself that this will likely turn into a good story later. For instance, imagine how you would spend your last day if laid off.

  1. Learn Lessons From Your Failures

You’ll make mistakes in various situations, and you’ll likely experience failure in multiple places. Instead of focusing on how your losses affected you, think about what you can learn from them. For instance, if you have a project you’re managing, try developing a set of rules that will help you manage the project.

  1. Turn Negative Talk Into Positive 

The rise of negative self-talk can be hard to notice. However, it can help you develop a stronger sense of yourself and improve the way you think about yourself. When you say negative thoughts, try to replace these with positive ones. For instance, if you’re saying that you’re so bad at this, try saying that you’ll improve and that you shouldn’t have tried it.