Reduce Stress By Positive Thinking. This Guide Will Help You

 

Have you been feeling empty and tired recently? Okay, these are the first signs of coming depression. Not to develop it to the full extent, you need to get out from the darkness and come back to the light of life. We know what you need to cure the upcoming disease – positive thinking! If you wish to find out how to reduce stress by positive thinking, then keep on reading!

Stop Negative Self-Talk

Everyone talks to oneself, right? The point is how you do that in various situations. For example, you failed the exam in college. The first thing that comes to your mind has to be probably: “I am useless” or “I failed it again.” Guess what? This is a completely wrong way of thinking. You should get rid of such thoughts right away!

Instead, you have to forgive yourself and motivate for the future: “Next time, I will do better,” or “It is okay to make mistakes. I have still passed the test though the score is not the best.” If you are feeling the depression is coming, change the strict attitude to yourself by comforting kind words.

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Be Grateful

You should always be grateful to everything that surrounds you. In the period of upcoming depression, you should remind yourself of how grateful you are even more. To embrace a more positive attitude, you have to stop for a moment and see how much you have: the loving family, the opportunity to study in college, two arms and two legs that allow you to function fully, and many other things.

To understand clearer what you should be grateful for, write down all the things you have, both material and nonmaterial, and smile when the list is over. Why smile? Because there are many things you should say “Thank you” for when you wake up each morning!

Positive Thinking Meditation

If you do not feel that anything mentioned above helps, then try positive thinking meditation each day. 20 minutes a day will be enough – concentrate on positive thoughts and observe yourself from outside.

Make slow deep breaths and reflect on something that brings you joy – it might be the sunny day at the sea or walking with your dog or spending time with your funny friends. Reflect on how much joy it brings you and smile inside and out.

If you try and think positive, stress will never appear in your life again! Can you not think positive because you are overloaded with tedious essays? Relax! Have a look at our editing services for students and get back to meditation!

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Laugh More

Laughter is an amazing thing that is able to reduce the stress and make our lives longer. If you do not find any reason to laugh in your everyday life, just look at its funniest part!

First of all, you should surround yourself with people who are able to make you laugh. If you do not have any, watch the comedies on TV or enter the groups on Facebook that will post one joke per day minimum. After waking up, visit the group, read the joke, and get the positive vibes for the rest of the day. How to find the correct group? Well, do you love the animals? Then, enter the group 9GAG Cute where funny videos with adorable pets are posted. Seriously, you will not be able to resist and not laugh and melt looking at the cute puppies and kittens.

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Justify the Person’s Bad Behavior

Each time you hear something negative directed at you, do not take it personally. The polite and thoroughbred person will never say anything nasty to anyone. If the person still does something bad, you need to understand that s/he might be upset or angry, s/he might be going through the relationship crisis, or someone is sick in his/her family.

The person says it to lash out and not to hurt anyone. Plus, you might misinterpret his/her intentions and understand him/her wrong. You need to think positively and say to yourself: “I simply misunderstood him/her. S/he did not mean what s/he said,” or “This person had a bad day – I should not feel grumpy about what s/he said.”
Think positive and do not allow anyone to ruin your day!

Author’s Bio

Helen is a prolific writer who inspires other people to find their predestination in life. Her life motto is, ‘Do what you care for, love what you carry out.’
She also believes that each individual on the planet has special expertise, and the only complication is to be open in order to see this talent in its full volume.

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Aging Gracefully: 4 Basic Tips To Strengthen Your Mental Health Through Positive Thinking

Aging Gracefully ~ Positive Thinking

Aging gracefully

 

According to studies, most millennials in this age have the same depression level as the prisoners in a mental asylum back in the 1900’s. This study, therefore, confirms the fact that depression and other negative illness in this age are affecting younger people. As a result, deaths linked to suicide are exponentially rising and the people affected by this demise are mostly young people in their early 20’s or younger.

 

So to speak, we live in a place that is not mentally friendly. We live in our daily lives walking on a fine line between sanity and insanity, and many individuals trip over the bad side.

 

However, as human beings of the modern age, we can battle against these negative thinking and acquire optimism that may help us age gracefully and live the rest of our lives – maybe not in full harmony, but in contentment and strength to welcome any challenges.

 

Here are 4 tips to develop a strong mental health through positive thinking.

 

Take a break

Take a break

 

The world is at a very fast pace and everyone is always trying to catch up to everything, from deadlines to meetings everyone’s expectation up to chasing perfection just to catch excellence. And we all know that this race is the most tiring race all of us is trying to win.

 

To get a hold of yourself, you need not run after time. Stop, look, and listen. Take the monks, for example, they are living life at a very slow pace but they are one of the wisest people to roam the earth. I’m not saying you should be a monk. The idea is, if we take life slowly, we may get more than just work fulfillments but self-fulfillment as well.

 

Have you ever noticed that we notice things easier when we walk than when we run?

 

Exercise

Exercise

 

Studies show that a person who exercises for at least 15 – 30 minutes a day becomes more productive compared to those who does not. When people exercise we tend to loosen up. Not just our muscles strengthen but also our neuron system.

 

You may want to go to a gym and try every equipment out there, or you can jog around town at dawn under the sparkly blanket of stars. Spending some time for yourself is not such a bad thing. After all the workloads, you deserve to look good so you deserve some time to do exercise and allow your brain to work properly. Let it breathe.

 

Stay away from gadgets

Stay away from gadgets

 

Most news these days are so transparent because of social media. People from America already knows what is happening in Korea, Japan, and China in real time because of this internet phenomena.

 

News from here and there are spurring in your Facebook feed or Twitter list and, let’s face it, not every news you receive are good news. And after hearing the terrible news in Syria or Philippines, you can’t help but feel sad.

 

Instead of indulging from these feeling, take a step away from your gadgets which are, unfortunately, the provider of negative vibes.

 

Talk to someone

Talk to someone

 

Some people do not like talking to therapists or psychiatrists because they feel like they are labeling themselves as “crazy” if they do so. However, contrary to the stereotype of many, talking to therapists or psychiatrists doesn’t make you crazy automatically. Talking to them is allowing yourself to seek for clinical help to get rid of your negative thoughts that may lead to worse cases.

 

If you are a worried parent who seeks professional attention for your child but is not comfortable with the thought of a psychiatrist or therapist, there is respite care Houston that offers home services to aid your problem. The respite care system also comes in different services so you can pick out which service best suits you or your family.

 

Takeaway

 

In this fast pacing world, we can’t help but feel stressed and left out. In most times we feel useless or worthless if we won’t be able to keep up with the race of time. But even when we are living in a very hurried moment, sometimes we just have to step back, relax, and breathe to regain ourselves.

 

We just have to find our positive self to stray away from our negative shell.

 

An article written by Patricia Cheng

Positive Adjectives Used In The Classroom

positive adjectives classroomPOSITIVE ADJECTIVES – Can the use of positive adjectives in the classroom make a difference in children’s well-being? Definitely YES. Discover from an English teacher how and why.

Have you ever heard of a perfect classroom? I’ve not, but if you have, then that’s probably a myth. As a teacher, you may have noticed that every student is different. Some are good in academics, some are good in sports. Some have excellent social skills, while the others take the time to open up. Some are cheerful and zesty yet some remain silent. Some are excited about the class and some just want to hear the bell go off.

My class was no different, and I initially had problems dealing with my students.

My Classroom

I teach a group of young fifth graders, 35 to be accurate, who are all 10-11 years old. Unlike my other classes, the first week with my new students wasn’t comfortable as many of them were distracted and some even seemed disinterested in what they were learning. Only a few took interest and participated while there were some who wanted to talk but kept holding themselves back. It gets really tough, especially when you’re teaching ESL to them. I started to doubt my teaching skills, but turns out it wasn’t me after all (phew!). I took a gasp of relief and tried to get to the real problem and fix it early on.

By observing my students and by finding out more about their background, I narrowed down to a list of 14 students who had some problems that were affecting their behavior. My observations unveiled the fact that many of those 14 students had family issues, a troubled household, and lack of attention causing loneliness. A few felt insecure about their appearance and how they were being picked on by others.

These were some serious issues that are enough to damage your self-confidence and make you unhappy.

Introducing Positive Adjectives: The Chosen Words

I planned to reinforce some positivity in my classroom, and what better way to do it than using ‘words’, right? Yes. Using positive adjectives in my class was the best solution. Students need to have a positive approach towards life and positive words, appreciation, and encouragement are a vital part of their early development.

So I made a list of 12 simple positive adjectives (descriptive type) and divided them into groups of 3. Since everyone in my class uses smartphones, I made flashcards for each adjective on Cram with their meanings on the flip side. I shared them with my students and work got so much easier.

Group 1Group 2Group 3Group 4
Adaptable

Courageous

Courteous

Ambitious

Resourceful

Creative

Diligent

Reliable

Sensible

Exuberant

Gregarious

Philosophical

These were the twelve positive adjectives I chose to use in my classroom early on. Thus began the experiment to introduce the ‘Positive Approach’ to lighten up the mood and invite active participation.

The Positive Month

As I had mentioned, some of the kids in my class were unhappy. I already knew what was bothering them. Their problems were common and well known to me. Since this was the fifth grade, it was still easy to shape them and bring a change in their behavior and way of thinking. It was a learning experience for the remaining students as well.

After dividing the adjectives into groups of 3, it was now time to implement them into our everyday routine. But how? My students react better to stories and tales. So I thought of approaching every positive adjective with a short story.

As a teacher of English, you have already gone through loads of Literature and that way, you often become a good storyteller to engage your students. Luckily, I could come up with good stories that are relevant to the current times as a background for each of my chosen words.

I planned a month long process and focussed on one group of adjectives per week. I also asked them to implement over weekends what they learned in class and write a small article about their experience.

Week 1

Adaptable, Courageous, and Courteous

My aim for the first week was to instill self-confidence and make the students feel positive about themselves, ignore the negativity and be kind to others.

Week 2

Ambitious, Creative, Resourceful

The second lesson after self-belief and kindness was to make my students think out of the box. Children should know how to approach their dreams, know their limitations and utilize what’s available to them to the fullest.

Week 3

Diligent, Reliable, Sensible

The next phase focussed on imparting a sense of responsibility, completing work on time, and sensing what’s correct and what’s wrong.

Week 4

Exuberant, Gregarious, Philosophical

Finally, the last week of the month was meant to teach my students the power of being cheerful and positive around people, and the impact it had on their attitude. Students must learn to be rational and calm while going through difficulties and facing disappointments.

I carefully framed stories that were very close to the situations that some students were facing at home. There was a subtle indication to those students without singling them out or making their condition public as I knew they’d feel awkward. I certainly didn’t want that to happen.

The Results… 

I was happy with the results as my students were more engaged in the classroom and participated in conversations without the fear of being judged or judging their classmates. I was really happy to hear a parent come to me and share her thoughts on her daughter’s changed behavior.

My students learned to see their positives attributes over the negative ones, started to respect everyone around them, and would no more get cranky for frivolous things. That was a win for me as their teacher.

A Positive Message

I’d like to quote the example of the Solomon Islanders here. The natives of the Solomon Islands follow a unique method of cursing and yelling at the trees that are too big to be cut down. They do it for a few months and just like that, the tree starts dying and falls. Such is the impact of negative words.

A hearty message that I give my students is to think positive and stay positive. Negative words are bad and as the good old saying goes, Sticks and stones may break my bones but words hurt forever.

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Author Bio:

Sophia Sanchez is a passionate educator and blogger who blogs about education on her personal blog.

She is an ESL/EFL instructor who found her true calling — teaching — while she was juggling writing and a 9-5 desk job. In her free time, she watches movies and takes up freelance writing gigs. If you want to connect with her, you can find her on facebook and twitter.

Positive Brains Are Smarter Brains

Positive Brains Are Smarter Brains

You might have heard that positivity is crucial to enjoying a better life. It is by expecting things to turn well that we can be happy and enjoy our days. But, it is also believed that it is also a sign of intelligence, despite so many people thinking otherwise.

It seems that the ability to bet in a brighter future is more common among smart people. And it actually works as a continuous cause-and-effect cycle: more positive you are, smarter you get. More intelligent you become, more positive you are. And so on.

Of course, there are several exceptions to this rule, but let’s see why it is a common belief that these two traits go together.

Positive people see more outcomes and scenarios

Negative people can only perceive negative outcomes and scenarios. They are so sure of an imminent disaster that there is no way that they will have space in their minds to anything else.

Instead of working a solution out to the situation they are facing, they will be feeling anxious or depressive instead – and their minds will be so hopeless that they stop processing and analyzing.

On the other hand, positive people will see both positive and negative outcomes and scenarios. They have no issues with seeing the big picture, so it is also not likely that they will ignore the threats along the way.

The difference is that they will not feel paralyzed when they realize what is coming. Neither gives to it more importance than necessary. They will just accept it as a fact.

Positive people are more creative

Thanks to their ability to let their ideas run free, positive people are more creative. They see the world with beautiful and colorful eyes, and they can discover many ways to make it even better.

Positive people are also ready to try new things, as they don’t perceive new experiences with fear. They will be happy to test their projects, get academic help if they need it, and to give you as many ideas as you need to improve yours.

According to several studies, positive people are also more likely to learn faster and to be more productive, as they are usually in a good mood and feeling creative.

Positive people have improved critical thinking

Positive people will bring you many suggestions that will put a smile on your face, and they will all be based on facts. Thanks to their creative and fearless way to deal with life, they will be ready to analyze every single piece of any project.

Their critical thinking is highly developed as a consequence, and it is one of the fundamentals of their both emotional and intellectual intelligence. They think independently and in a highly thoughtful manner as they are not afraid of what they will find out.

Positive people have a boosted self-confidence

Positive people believe in themselves. They think that they can accomplish anything they want, no matter how many challenges there will be in their way. And it is not because they are naive or immature. They just bet that it is possible.

However, don’t take from it that positive people think that they are better than other people. It is not like they have a big ego or anything like this. On the contrary, they tend to think that everybody is as good as they are and that everyone can achieve as much as they can – if they are willing to do what it takes.

People positive don’t sabotage themselves

Positive people not only believe that they can achieve their goals. They also believe that they deserve the best. And that the best is somewhere to be conquered.

As a consequence, they don’t sabotage their own career or think that someone will point them as a fraud sooner than later. They truly think that they will deserve what they deserve and worked hard to accomplish.

And, of course, they only have had put effort into what is best for them, so they firmly believe that they will get the best in return.

The bottom line

A positive brain is also smarter because it has no fear to try. As a consequence, it learns more and always, improving itself over the years.

On the other hand, people who only expect the worst don’t develop the ability to take chances and tend to calculate every step of their ways – a receipt that you will never see recommended by any successful person.

Researchers believe that we can control and even change an inner tendency for negativity if it is the case. And that all areas of our life, from romance to career, can only be improved by it.

Of course, it is not all about positive thinking. It is also about positive effort. Only both working together can bring to us the change that we dream for our lives.

 

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About the Author

Daniela McVicker is an author, psychologist and freelance blogger. She believes that success depends on knowing the ideas that allow you to manage and master the universe of information. You can follow Daniela on Twitter or add her on Facebook

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Positive Thinking Helped Me Secure a Great Job

How Positive Thinking Helped Me Secure a Great JobIf you would have told two years ago that I would be writing an article about how I secured a great job though the power of positive thinking, I would have laughed, probably. I was in a real slump, and all I could think about was finding some work. I was confident I could snap out of my perpetual bad mood if only I could get hired, and feel more secure about my career. But I found out it actually works the other way around.

It wasn’t the job that was going to make me happy. My negative attitude kept me from landing my dream job. Once I managed to sort that out, everything else just fell into place. I imagine everyone knows about the great things positive thinking can do for you. You probably know some of these things from your own experience.

I’m not going to go into too much detail about the situation I was in before I found the position I’m currently holding. Every situation is unique, and though I hope some of you are going to benefit from my story, I realize everyone has to find the solutions that work best for them. Suffice to say, I was in a pretty sorry state.

Friends kept telling me I need to snap out of it. Easier said than done. But eventually, I felt like I ran out of options, so I tried doing some positive thinking exercises. The first thing I did was to try to include as many positive words as I could in my daily conversations. You wouldn’t believe how much that changed my perspective! I tried finding the good aspects in every situation, even the ones that seemed to have nothing positive about them, so I could describe in positive, rather than negative terms.

This helped me understand that there is value in negative emotions, if you look at them in the right light. I was missing out on a great opportunity to learn new things about myself, and to really figure out want I wanted from life, by focusing on the way these emotions made me feel. I started to think about why I had these feelings in the first place, and get at the root of the problem. And then I tried finding solutions.

I started going out more, and talking to people about my passions, about the things that really interested me, rather than focusing all my conversations on my dire situation (which, as it turned out, wasn’t all that dire after all). I found people that shared the same interests.

I discovered that a positive attitude has a tendency to spread to the people around. If I was in a jolly mood, the people around tended to be as well. And their optimism enhanced mine. Being surrounded by positive people made me want to get proactive, so I started taking online courses, and polishing my skills. Now, I had new things to add to my CV.

All of a sudden, I started getting calls for interviews, thanks to the network of friends and acquaintances I had built, and my improved resume.

Positive thinking also allowed me to reconsider the jobs I was being offered. I realized that, back in the days when I felt down, nothing would satisfy. I always found some minor detail in every job description that bothered me, or something I didn’t like about the interviewer. Silly things like this, that kept me from enjoying the opportunities I was given.

By focusing on my positive feelings, I realized there was a whole world of possibilities out there. I just couldn’t see them, because I was so wrapped up in my negative attitude towards everything.

If I had been offered the job I have now when I was stuck in that bubble of negativity, I would have found some reason to turn it down, or accept it reluctantly. Negative emotions, such as frustration, or anger, have a way of ruining your whole thought process.

I guess the point I’m trying to make here is that positive thinking allowed me to get a great job because it allowed me to see it as a great job. It made a person other people want to be around, a person others could trust to get the job done.

Finding a good job isn’t just about sending your resume every which way, until someone hires you. It’s about how you relate to that job, how well you interact with the other people working there. It’s about the environment you’re going to work in. And the environment you make for yourself and those around you is really up to you.

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Author bio: Amanda Wilks is a Boston University and a Contributing Editor at Job Application Center. She has a great interest in everything related to job-seeking, career-building, and entrepreneurship and loves helping people reach their true potential.