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There are so many benefits to positive thinking. But, why should we focus on thinking more positively?
The way we think ultimately affects the way we feel. Negative thoughts lead to negative feelings and, the more negative thoughts we have, the worse we feel. We end up in a warren hole and we can no longer see the way out. This again makes us feel worse still.
If we can find ways to think more positively, we feel more positive. Positivity created momentum and direction which leads to action. This was we begin to realise the benefits of positive thinking.
No doubt you've been there before. Something doesn't go your way or you don't get the result you want. You get that niggling feeling that something should have gone better and you find yourself focusing on it. That focus turns into more disappointment and that begins to turn into an emotional feeling.
So, what caused it? Was it the fact that you didn't get the result and therefore that's to blame? No! What caused this was the decision that you made about how to respond to it. That decision was probably unconscious and before you know it, you feel terrible.
Negative thinking is mainly caused by unconscious decision making that's based on a lifetime of other decisions that are hardwired into our brain. The more you think negatively, the more the brain sees this as its go-to place when responding to situations.
If we want to think more positively, we need to make more conscious decisions when responding to situations to make new neuro-connections in the brain so that we begin to respond more positively in future. In other words, rewiring your brain to act differently.
As you can see in the image above, our thoughts create beliefs. Our beliefs impact our feelings. Our feelings influence our actions and our actions cement our thoughts.
Positive thinking comes from sending positivity around this cycle. To realise the benefits of positive thinking, we need to choose to respond positively and this comes from making a conscious decision.
Here are 8 benefits of positive thinking:
All of this sounds great, but how do we think more positively. You read our post How to Be More Positive to learn more about how you can make those conscious decisions that lead to more positive thoughts and lead to the benefits of positive thinking above.
Another tip is to understand more about mindset. You can read the article What is Mindset on skilliki.com.
You can learn more about the benefits of positive thinking and how to think more positively by attending our Building Resilience training course. See the Building Resilience course page for more details.