Repeat Positive Affirmations for a Healthy, Happy Life [INFOGRAPHIC]
Your ability to stay positive and maintain positive thoughts determines the tone of your emotional life. The words you use to describe what is happening to you, and to discuss how you feel about external events, trigger the emotions of happiness or unhappiness you experience. That’s why I use positive affirmations to maintain a healthy, uplifting outlook.
When you see things positively and constructively and look for the good in each situation and each person, you have a tendency to remain naturally cheerful and optimistic.
Since the quality of your overall life is determined by how you feel, moment-to-moment, one of your most important goals should be to use positive affirmations and every other psychological technique available to keep yourself thinking and talking about what you want and to keep your mind off of what you don’t want, or what you fear.
Repeat Positive Affirmations Daily
Start every day by saying, “I like myself and I love my work, I like myself and I love my work, I like myself and I love my work.” Throughout the day, you can work at doing and saying the things that will eventually make the words a reality. With the help of positive affirmations like the ones in this article, you will eventually become the best and rise to the top of your field.
The hallmark of the fully mature, fully-functioning, self-actualizing personality is the ability to be objective and unemotional when caught up in the inevitable storms of daily life and to stay positive.
The superior person has the ability to continue talking to himself or herself in a positive and optimistic way, keeping his or her mind calm, clear and completely under control.
The advanced personality is more relaxed and aware and capable of interpreting events more realistically maintaining positive thoughts contrary to the immature personality. As a result, the mature person exerts a far greater sense of control and influence over his or her environment, and is far less likely to be angry, or upset or distracted.
5 Ways to Stay Positive and Maintain Positive Thoughts
Keep positive thoughts consistent with your goals and keep your mind on what you want to do and the person you want to be.
Here are five ideas you can use to help you to stay positive and optimistic:
1) Find the Good in Every Situation
First, resolve in advance that, no matter what happens, you will not allow it to get you down. You will respond in a constructive way. You will take a deep breath, relax and look into the situation for whatever good it may contain. When you make this decision in advance, you mentally prepare yourself so that you are not knocked off balance when things go wrong, as they inevitably will.
2) Neutralize All Negative Thoughts
Second, neutralize any negative thoughts or emotions by developing positive thoughts all the time. Repeat positive affirmations such as, “I feel healthy, I feel happy, I feel terrific!” As you go about your job, say to yourself, “I like myself and I love my work!” Say things like, “Today is a great day; it’s wonderful to be alive!”
The Law of Expression says that, “Whatever is expressed, is impressed.” Whatever you say to yourself or others is impressed more deeply into your subconscious mind and is more likely not only to be repeated, but to become a permanent part of your personality.
3) Look at All Setbacks as Temporary
Third, look upon the inevitable setbacks that you face as being temporary, specific and external and stay positive.
Look upon the negative situation as a single event that is not indicative or connected with other potential events and which is largely caused by external factors over which you can have little control. Simply refuse to see the event as being in any way permanent, pervasive or a personal slight on your own competence or ability and maintain your positive thoughts as you move forward.
4) Learn and Grow From Every Difficulty
Fourth, remember that it’s impossible to learn and grow and become a success without the inevitable adversities and difficulties you must contend with and rise above in order to become a better person.
So, welcome each difficulty by saying, “That’s good!” and then look into the situation to find the something good or beneficial that it contains in order to stay positive.
5) Keep Your Thoughts on Your Goals and Dreams
Fifth, and finally, keep your thoughts on your goals and dreams, and on the person you’re working toward becoming and the things that you are striving for. When things go wrong temporarily, respond by saying to yourself, “I believe in the perfect outcome of every situation in my life.”
Resolve to be cheerful and pleasant and use every temptation to respond negatively as an opportunity to grow stronger by using daily affirmations and talking to yourself and others, in a positive and optimistic way. They make a nice addition to your meditation practice, too! If you don’t already know how to meditate, you can learn a 4-step meditation practice here.
Thank you for reading this post on how to maintain positive thoughts by repeating positive affirmations daily.
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About Brian Tracy — Brian is recognized as the top sales training and personal success authority in the world today. He has authored more than 60 books and has produced more than 500 audio and video learning programs on sales, management, business success and personal development, including worldwide bestseller The Psychology of Achievement. Brian's goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever imagined. You can follow him on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Linkedin and Youtube.