Time and time again, the physical and mental benefits of positive thinking have been demonstrated by multiple scientific studies. Positive thinking can give you more confidence, improve your mood, and even reduce the likelihood of developing conditions such as hypertension, depression and other stress-related disorders. A positive outlook will have an impact not just on you personally, but also on your business. It’s an important trait found in successful people. Sometimes business gets tough, we all know this. So this year, rise above and set yourself up for success.
What does the “power of positive thinking” really mean? Often defined as positive imagery, positive self-talk or general optimism. But to be effective in thinking and being more positive this year, you’ll need concrete examples to keep it going:
Start the Day with Positive Affirmations
How you start the morning sets the tone for the rest of the day. Start your day with positive affirmations. Listen to recordings, write them down or talk to yourself in the mirror with statements like, ‘Today will be a good day’ or ‘I’m going to be awesome today’ ‘I’ll accomplish ________ today’ You’ll be amazed how much your day improves.
Give and Express Gratitude
One of the easiest ways to increase your positivity is to give and express gratitude. Being thankful for what you currently have immediately releases any negativity that you might be holding onto. The ironic thing is that when you focus more on giving rather than getting, you’ll always get more in return. Connect and help others, share your skills with the people around you. If someone is looking for advice, help them out. Even the smallest of gestures or thoughts shared can cause a massive shift in another individual’s perspective.
Tapping into your ability to visualize or imagine can be used as a powerful tool to become more positive. Many of the world’s greatest minds, including Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith, Tiger Woods and Arnold Schwarzenegger, have been known to use the power of visualization to attract what they desire throughout life, so why aren’t you? Make it a priority to regularly visualize yourself accomplishing your next success or goals.
Find Positive Friends, Mentors and Co-workers
When you surround yourself with positive people, you’ll hear positive outlooks, positive stories and positive affirmations. Their positive words will sink in and affect your own line of thinking, which then affects your words and similarly contributes to the group. Finding positive people to fill up your life can be difficult, but you need to eliminate the negativity in your life before it consumes you. Do what you can to improve the positivity of others, and let their positivity affect you the same way.
By setting yourself up right and starting from a positive outlook this year, people will be more likely to trust you and your business, interact with you, engage with you, and refer to you. Start this year on the right foot and you’ll see the results through to 2018