Five Easy Steps to Positive Thinking
It seems so much easier to be pessimistic rather than optimistic when the waves of life come crashing towards us. As we feel overwhelmed with the far too many demands that life throws at us, its easy to criticise and complain rather than appreciate what we have or what we’ve achieved. Life doesn’t have to be this complicated or demanding and it is easier to achieve than you think.
Don’t over analyse situations
When we have a problem, we tend to go over it again and again. We try to figure out the answers and to gain direction. But rather than clarity, this often leads us into only seeing the obstacles we have to overcome rather than the end result that we are striving for. Try to focus on what we can control rather than what we can’t. You may not be able to control if today is going to be hectic, but you can control how you react and prioritise your workload.
Let go of your need for perfection
Trying to achieve impossibly high goals will only lead to stress, tension and frustration, whether in your workplace or within yourself. In today’s society, with media coverage ready to criticise everyone and everything, we are quick to judge others and feel easily judged ourselves. We push to be the best, to get the next promotion or to get rid of that flaw we feel we have. Rather than live life in an impossible dream; embrace who you are. Stop setting out of reach goals and allow yourself to grow as a person. Perfection leaves no room for improvement.
As simple as that sounds, many of us are too blinded by what we want and unable to see what we already have. In a materialistic world, we lose sight of the simple, more important things in life. We forget how lucky we are to have choices. Instead, we complain there are too many. Dont forget we are in control of our own choices on our lifes path. Choose to express your gratitude for everything that happens to you, and you will quickly find youre grateful for all around you. The more you are grateful, the less stressed and tense you will be.
Live in the now
In our need to push ourselves to find happiness and contentment, we forget we have to learn important steps along the way. It’s not always about results, but rather the process we chose to get there. By accepting how things are now, rather than how we want them to be, we can learn to be happy and content in the present, which makes it easier to look at issues realistically and practically. By engaging in the now, we learn more about ourselves and those around us, which can lead to a fuller and more content existence. With practice, your problems will soon start to disappear.
You’d be amazed how many of us don’t afford ourselves this simple luxury. Were always doing more for others and can be seen as selfish if we dare to take time out for ourselves. Allow yourself to just be and go with the flow. This will slow you down and give you time to appreciate the little wonders that exist around you. By engaging in the now, we will learn more about ourselves and those around us, which can lead to a fuller and more content existence. With practice, you’ll realise your problems will soon start to disappear.