I have lately been thinking about how your thoughts affect your mood and how your thoughts can also become your reality. I totally agree with this. I believe if you continue to have negative thoughts you will become depressed and when you become depressed then you become sick, and it is hard to recover because you are in a constant cycle of negative thoughts depression and sickness.
Everyone has their ups and downs, myself included. Sometimes it is hard to remain positive based on circumstances that happen to us, situations that aren’t the best and over-all bad luck. I stay positive by thinking of the downtimes as learning experiences. An experience that you will grow from and be stronger because of what you went through.
Other ways to stay positive are to exercise regularly whether it be going to the gym or taking a 30-minute walk each day.
Other ways to say positive is through meditation which I try to practice at least somewhat regularly and yoga, which I don’t do, but I know a lot of people swear by it. Eating healthy (lots of fruits and vegetables) and drinking a lot of water is important too as well as keeping your alcohol intake in check.
Socialize and partner with people that share the same mindset as you do. We tend to become like the people we are around the most, so if you are around negative people such as friends, family members, spouses etc. then most likely you will become a negative thinker as well.
If you are a fan of 80’s movies you might remember the seen in Ghostbusters where Ray (Dan Akroyd’s character) conjures up a giant Stay Puft Marshmellow Man through his thoughts! He was trying to have positive thoughts but he had a negative thought about the Stay Puft guy and New York City almost became toast.
It is not always easy but always look at the bright side, find a silver lining in every dark cloud, see the glass as half full and REMAIN POSITIVE!
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