In order to attract the fortunate situations to our life, deep understanding of the positive attitude towards every aspect of life is everything needed. Numerous famous people such as Einstein, Edison, Beethoven and many others, acknowledge the fact that our mind is shaping the things surrounding us. All of them understood the power of thoughts. However, it is difficult for most people to understand that keeping a positive attitude can really change our life and can make the life unbelievable.
Such a relation arises because people are afraid of thinking about what they want in life. Vice versa – they tend to focus on aspects they don’t like. Most people consider complaining more usual rather than thinking positively. Thus, learning to develop a positive outlook on life is the most important goal to set.
How long should I wait for the good things to start happening?
After thinking positively for a while, people might be interested why it might have no impact on their life. The answer is very simple: there is such a notion as time and there is a difference between thinking about advantages and imagining oneself experiencing these aspects. The most important factor, which helps to understand whether someone is moving in the right direction is emotions, which have a test function on whether there is a need to change one’s thoughts.
Once a person has learned to think positively, another important aspect is keeping the positive attitude. For instance, if to consider a student struggling with writing a term paper, he may choose to focus on the successful outcome, like finding the best academic writing agency offering low prices. On the other hand, being worried and afraid of not handing in a paper on time, which might be transformed into reality, including finding the agency offering poor quality papers for cosmic prices such as thepensters. There are many different tips helping people change their relationship to life. That starts with ignoring negativity to always finding something good in any case, stopping exaggerating, having regular exercises, being grateful for everything and many others.
Thinking positively and feeling well cannot become a routine or something one does as a morning exercise
On the contrary, it should be referred to as a constant therapy which combines imagination and gratitude. So, how to have a positive attitude? The answer is to work really hard to understand the way every person attracts either positive or negative situation in their life and to learn to make a habit of thinking emphatically, which would bring joy and happiness. It has to be thought-out as totally creative process everyone has to take pleasure from.
Tips to overcome the struggles you might face adjusting to new way of thinking
Someone might find it difficult to train their mind for thinking in a completely different way to the one they are used. Therefore, different tips might be really helpful. Firstly, it is important to pay attention to all the emotions felt during the day. If a person feels down, stressed, guilty or afraid it is important to start thinking immediately about something bringing joy, e.g. a child or someone you love. Another useful trick is to start helping other people around in any possible way. For instance, such famous people as Bill Gates or Mother Theresa are ones of the happiest people on the planet due to their taking care of others.
Another useful tip is avoiding negative people and surrounding yourself with those who think emphatically. One more useful tip to make happy thinking work is using positive affirmations. These can be sentences about personal characteristics, for instance, “I am happy and successful.” Many therapists suggest positive affirmation as the most useful technique for improving one’s life. It is important to replace negative thoughts and expressions with the opposite ones: “I am grateful for my work.”
Focus on solutions
On the other hand, there might be cases from which people see no way out. It is worth considering that no matter what situation we are in, no matter how difficult it might look, there should always be a solution to the problem. Consider the fact that someone else in the universe might have already experienced such a case. Another useful trick is repeating the fact in your mind that nothing is impossible and there is always someone around you, who would give an advice. Or a complete stranger might teach you what to do. What is even more important, the ability to learn not to focus on the problems you have will act in such a way that the problems might simply float away. Instead, focus on finding solutions.
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I have been asked a lot of times about how research is done at Positive Words Research. I am telling people that I research positive words and that I call myself a Positive Words Researcher and they tell me:” Ok, ok, this is great Elena but what does it actually means, what do you do, how this research is done, can you reference the sources of your positive words and how do you know for sure what words are positive and what words are negative?”
I am receiving messages such as:
“I am on a research team that is studying ….. . We stumbled across your website and it has been an excellent resource. We were wondering where you got your list of words from and if you had empirical evidence that we could reference in our study.”
I usually reply something like this:
“Thank you for contacting me. I am fully willing to help you with everything I can. Please give me more details about how can I specifically contribute to your project.
Related to “We were wondering where you got your list of words from and if you had empirical evidence that we could reference in our study. ” you can reference exactly Positive Words Research, put a link to the list of positive words which is https://positivewordsresearch.com/list-of-positive-words and my name Calin Elena Daniela as the researcher of positive words.
Why should you put Positive Words Research, the link, and my name as a reference?
Because I am creating this list since 2013 (in time I have added one by one the positive words after I am personally researching them and approve them as positive; the words, I am extracting them from my readings: normal books, the Bible, spiritual articles, blogs, anything I personally read). For this reason, the list of positive words from Positive Words Research is unique in the world. And it will be unique because I have more than 1500 words and phrases that I will further add to the list, but the words are still in the process of approving them as positive or not.”
Then I get replies that say something like this:
“Your website has a lot of useful words that my team could definitely use, and we always site whoever we got data from. In regards to our research, we have to have empirical evidence that backs up our statements, and because of this, I am in interested in what references you have used since creating this. Creating a website like this could have not been easy, and you must have done a lot of preparation on research to get the information needed. Knowing a little more about your process I was wondering how you have defined positive words? and how do you know that these words fit these definitions? How did you do your research, to give you the knowledge of how emotion is felt from these words? and how exactly do you individually research these words? As stated, we will always site your work because you have a lot of useful information on your web page. We just need some form of studied evidence to back it up in order for it to fit our research.”
Ok! Therefore, today I decided to write a post to give more details about how the research of positive words is actually done at Positive Words Research.
I will include some pictures to show what I do in reality. These pictures show how I do the research practically. It is very simple actually. I read a lot of text day by day and I just extract words that feel positive to me.
For example, I read some text on my iPhone and while I read, I spot some possible positive words like the ones highlighted: earnestness, openness, and heartfelt. How can I do this?
I make my judgment, based on the context of the text, based on the sentences where I initially find that word.
It is my talent, a gift that I have. My brain can spot these words. It is my natural talent and also my ability that I am training myself to have since 2013 (during 2013 I have created Positive Words Research). Since 2013 my brain reads the text and spots these possible positive words. My ability to spot positive words is high, also because the already positive words that I found and added to the List of Positive Words are already in my memory. I actually know from my memory, if I have added the word to the list of not, without checking the list. Checking the list to see if it has the word or not is something that I do later. But, in more than 90% of the cases, I know if it is a new word or not.
It is a spiritual and energetically talent that I have. I feel the vibration of positive words as being positive. My brain is wired to feel the vibration of words. Highly intuitive people, energetic healers and people that do energy clearing, have the ability to “feel” that truth is light and lies are heavy. I do the same with words. Some words I fell them light and blissful and these ones I consider positive words, and some words are heavy or very disturbing, and these ones I consider them negative words. And some words are just neutral (these words I consider them just for the purpose of filling the void, the gap, for the brain to be able to make judgments). Only positive words are connected with positive emotions and feelings. I consider that positive words are full of truth. The truth is light, therefore, positive words are light, which means with less earthly/material information but with more spiritual/healing/enlightened energy. Versus negative words which I consider full of “lies” (what is a lie? lots of stories to cover a simple truth) and also full of lots of heavy stories from history. These things give to the negative words more information (negative words are heavier because are full of a lot of information, much more information than positive words). But this more information contained by the negative words is not relevant because it just covers the truth.
Therefore, I spot the words from the text I am reading on my mobile, I highlighted them and print screen the screen (you can do this with an iPhone) to save them as pictures on my phone. But this is not the only way I do it, with my phone. For example: If I read a paper book I underline the words. If I read an online article with a lot of positive words I send the article to my email inbox with the subject “to research this text for positive words” and when I have time I re-read the article and extract the positive words.
Another day, when I have time, I look on my phone, look through the pictures and extract the words to manually add the words to a list in my notebook. I also do a search of that word on The Free Dictionary, Wikipedia, and Google. I research the word in google to read some articles that contain that word. Some of the words that I find are not in The Free Dictionary or Wikipedia and some are not even on Google. How can a word not exist in Google? Because if I read the text in a paper book and no one has used that word in an article, then the word or phrase does not exist in Google. Or people will insert a positive word in a motivational text in a picture, and Google cannot read that text (but I can, because I see it with my eyes).
You can see that the words are added in different time periods because are written with different pens in different colors. After I complete two pages of positive words or phrases, I add these words in excel. When I add the words in excel, I am again searching the words on the internet to better understand them (I read articles or the explanation in different dictionaries).
When I have time (this might be in a couple of weeks because researching positive words is my passion and I have a day job) I add the words to the online list of positive words.
Then something super amazing happens: the people all around the world are commenting online on the list/social networks or sending me messages through my newsletter/website/social platforms. Some of the social platforms of Positive Words Research are Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr. The people are commenting on the positive words, telling me that, they do not consider a word being positive, that is negative or more negative than positive. For example, a person said to me that the word: “blessing” is not positive, is more negative. Based on their messages I conclude if I delete a word from the online list or I keep it. For example, I kept the word “blessing” in the list. Also, people are sending me words or phrases that they think are positive and that I should add them to the list. Some of the words are not on the list or some of them are already on the list.
My observations and conclusions as a researcher are based on my own training and experience. I will mention some well-known people from the foundation of my training and experience:
I have studied the work of Albert Ellis who invented REBT therapy (rational emotional behavior thereby). REBT is more evolved than NLP (neuro-linguistic programming). After studying a lot of Albert Ellis books especially “Guide to a rational living” I understood the significance that internal dialogue (words that we use when we think) has on our mental health and happiness level. This is one of the main reasons why I do my work: to make a list of positive words and put it freely at the disposal of people so that they can learn and choose positive words to think better thought (for their mental health and happiness). All these positive words help a person to have a healthy mind.
I have studied the work of Nassim Haramein that coordinates The Resonance Project.
SPIRITUALITY/ENERGY CLEARING/ENERGY HEALING
I have studied the works of Christie Marie Sheldon. For example, from her, I have included the positive phrase “pure love and light” into the list of positive words. I have studied the work of Vishen Lakhiani that created Mindvalley.
During my research, I have discovered a lot of spiritual texts and noticed that spiritual people use an abundance of positive words in their texts. Therefore, I have extracted the positive words and phrases from their text and included in my list, for normal people to look through the list, wonder about the meaning of the word, look for it and learn how to be happier. For example, the word “loving-kindness” or “kindness” or even “happiness” when you search it online you find a lot of resources that you can read and learn how to improve your well-being. Including “well-being” is a positive word.
LISTS OF POSITIVE WORDS/SENTIMENT ANALYSIS
I have studied all the list of positive words from the internet such as:
A to Z of Positive Words – List compiled by Paul Foreman from Mind Map Inspiration
The list of positive words from The Benefits of Positive Thinking
The list of positive opinion words (or list of sentiment words) from GitHub
At present, the research of positive words is in progress and a lot of things need to be done. I have a lot of things to do: to decide more than 1500 words that are positive or not, to add words to the online list, to translate the list of positive words in other languages (to translate the new positive words for the lists that I already translated), to research more text and extract more positive words, to reply to many comments and emails that I receive.
For example, I want to research the religious texts from my country Romania to complete the list of positive words in Romanian (in Romanian the list of positive words is called “Lista de cuvinte pozitive”) because in my country I discovered that something different is happening, than in other countries: most of the highly spiritual (highly positive words) are found in the religious text (like scriptures, psalms, or text written by priests, saints that profoundly believe in God). So I need to go through all this text and extract the positive words or phrases. Which I will do, in my life, before I reach 100 years old.
I am working to create a better version of the online application that I call Positive Words Researcher. Positive Words Researcher is a free online application that finds positive words in a text. I want to make the application on categories (usual/normal positive words and highly spiritual positive words) and to also make it in more languages.
For everyone that wants to use my research on positive words for a different project please contact me and tell me about your project and if you need to reference your work please use this:
I understand that is something new for people to reference a link, but this is how things are done nowadays. We do our research and document them not on paper anymore, but on the internet. Thank you for referencing my work in your project. Researching positive words is my passion and I will do these many years from now.
Have a blissful day full of magic awesomeness and lots of happiness,
Calin Elena Daniela, the founder of Positive Words Research
The thought pattern of people who suffer from depression does not contain positive words. The simple intention of integrating positive words in their thoughts would gradually convince the brain to give up depression patterns. However, this integration process causes a lot of resistance as the brain is very attached to this negative, destructive structure. By negative structure I mean the tendency to interpret an event by linking it to a negative affirmation, thus drawing conclusions or making generalizations which usually lead towards an unfavorable state of mind and spirit.
Are words important in depression?
The depressive people notice very easily the negative comments in a conversation or a text and they do something that is even more dangerous for the brain: they keep these negative words in their mind for longer periods of time. The memorized negative words are reinforced once in a while, either by being formulated again as a thought or by being said to the people around. This rethinking of profound negative words is one of the pillars of the foundation that gives depression its huge power. The other pillar is the resistance to incorporate strong positive words into their thinking.
Depressive people have a high resistance towards considering positive words as extremely powerful for their well-being and happiness. They consider negative words more accurate in expressing the reality and positive words as a lie to oneself. The word “gratitude” for example is highly rejected by the brain of the people who suffer from depression. There are also other positive words with a high degree of optimism that can blast the negative energy of the brain in a couple of seconds: awesome, blissfulness, magic, serenity. These words are missing from their vocabulary and whenever someone expresses them, depressive people consider them a lie, as belonging to a different reality than the one perceived by them. This proves that positive words are not a part of the awareness of depressive people and incorporating such words in their conscious thinking until they become comfortable with using them, will cure these people of depression. Still, this is not an easy task, because depressive people tend to have the brain very attached to their depressive thinking patterns.
How do positive words help depression?
A realistic solution would be to rewire the brain, starting from the level of rational thinking. The best way to do that is by following a therapy such as REBT promoted by Albert Ellis in his book of self-therapy “Guide to a rational living”. Through this type of therapy, the person will have to put under question their most profound negative beliefs, which most of the time are simple sentences that contain an exaggerated negative word. This will give to the person a period in which he will diminish the power of those negative words over his brain and body. Then, the person can incorporate more easily positive words in his thinking until they don’t feel so strange and separated and slowly these words will start to feel very true and comfortable to be used.
As the best known and popular energy clearer and healer Christie Marie Sheldon said: „Truth is light and lies are heavy”, positive words feel light and negative words feel heavy. It was even scientifically demonstrated that negative words contain more information that positive words, but words with more information do not mean that the information reflects the truth. Usually, the lies are scenarios full of alembicated and complex details. People give such complex details when lying because they feel the need to misguide the listener so as to cover the feeling that the story is a lie. But people who are in touch with their intuition will feel very quickly the lie and tell it like it is. Truth feels light, no heaviness around it.
Depressive people are very attached to this pattern of digging through a lot of information to find the truth. Most of them are not people who base their decisions on intuition. They are not in touch with their intuition and do not consider it to be real and worthy to be taken into consideration when judging things and making decisions. When faced with a situation, they block their intuition that would help them distinguish between truth and lie faster and easier. Thus, they start searching for the truth by analyzing the lies. They find the truth eventually, but the process is heavy, very emotional and the price paid is depression.
How can they find the truth by analyzing the lie?
It happens because they use the duality law, one of the universal laws that govern planet Earth. Lies and truth are two faces of the same coin. Analyzing one side, resolving the puzzle of one side, makes you see the other side, as a reflection of the first side. So the purpose of analyzing the negative side of the coin by depressive people is to find the truth. It is the same purpose as the one that everyone has, to see the truth. Positive thinking people find the same truth but use positive thinking. The only difference is in the way they feel. They feel happiness, not depression. Depressive people do not trust this way of perceiving the truth. And it is understood because only a few years ago science started analyzing how to think positively (See PERMA, the science of happiness, the science of gratitude, the science of blissfulness and awesomeness).
Because people do not know exactly how to think positively, the rules are not clear, they have resistance towards depending on this way of thinking in their day to day activities. At the end of the day, it is about results and finding the truth. If you do not know how to think positively, you cannot reach your purpose and find the truth. So the price of depression is paid for the awareness of the truth.
But this agreement with the Source (Source is a term used very often in spirituality) will soon come to an end. A new price will be negotiated: the price of happiness. People all around the world are beginning to pay the happiness price more and more. You need to be happy and offer happy energy in order to get things. This will be the new order on Earth.
Why do we have this price to pay if the Source is good?
This is an agreement made only for the planet Earth. The „rule” is incorporated only in the matrix of planet Earth, is not a universal rule. Once you enlarge yourself more than Earth’s barriers you become aware that is only on Earth.
Anyway, we got into more spiritual debates than planned, so to conclude, here are some practical solutions.
If you suffer from depression or you know someone who suffers from depression take this into consideration:
The state called “depression” has 2 main components;
If you eliminate these 2 components you will cure yourself of depression;
The 2 components are usage of negative words and lack of positive words;
Practical solutions: question very hard your negative words and incorporate positive words in your thinking.
How to question your negative words?
Notice the negative words that you use. Write down the sentences that contain that negative word. Ask yourself: Why is this true? Where is this written? Where do I know it from? Must this be true? Am I obliged to think that this is true?
How to incorporate positive words in your thinking?
Comment below and let me know about your struggles with depression, either you were or still are depressed. Or maybe you know someone who is depressed, maybe someone from your family.
My personal experience with depression
In my case, (Elena, the founder of Positive Words Research) I suffered from depression and someone from my family is under treatment for depression, my mother. One reason for which I stated so many times in this article that depressive people are very resistant to positive words is because I have the experience with my mother. Her brain is very resistant to positive words. She finds positive words useless in life, the same as she finds a lot of beautiful things in this world as being useless. One of the things that depression deprives you of is seeing the beautiful things around you. Depressive people cannot become aware of the beautiful things that surround them in every moment of the life. They are blind to beauty. From time to time they spot beauty and enjoy it but they don’t consider it as a long-lasting reality. For them, beauty lasts for a short period of time.
But we live in abundance! As Wayne Dyer used to say, may he rest in peace: „Abundance is not something we acquire, it’s something we tune into.” And also “Abundance is not the destination, abundance is the way”, similar to what Buddha said, „Happiness is not the purpose, happiness is the way.”
Thank you, reader, for using positive words in your thinking. I love you for this. You do not let depression manifest in your body. You are awesome!
My biggest dream is to introduce the study of positive words in schools all around the planet to be learned by kids before going to faculty. Why? Because positive words are the key ingredient for positive thinking!
Simple and very practical: memorize positive words and start making sentences with them.
Even the negative sentences created with a positive word are powerful. This is one of the reasons why people even give their lives in masses when they incorporate this sentence in their brain: „War for peace”. As peace is a very powerful positive word, the brain focuses more on peace and less on war, paying the price. But as Mother Theresa said: „I will never participate in anti-war demonstrations, but I will always participate in pro-peace demonstrations.” For peace, people will pay the ultimate price, which is their life, through war. The purpose is the same for all people: the peace, the good, the happiness. Only that the ways to reach these goals are different.
Something that I treasure very much and that I learned from my profession as a financial auditor was: Achieve results because you are evaluated based on your results, but achieve them by doing the right things, with integrity, hard work, and personal ethics.
Happiness will be the right thing to do. Happiness and abundance are the way to do it right. You are worthy to live your life like this!
Please find below a list of positive words resources that are found on the internet. This list is updated constantly. If you want to add something to this list feel free to share it by commenting below.
1. The book Positive Words, Powerful Results: Simple Ways to Honor, Affirm, and Celebrate Life written by Hal Urban. You can purchase it from Amazon.
2. The List of Positive Words that you can find on Positive Words Research. It is an amazing list built in two years with the support of a lot of people all around the world that just wanted to contribute. Each positive word is carefully approved to be a positive word. You can check all the comments from this list to see that some of the words proposed were not included in the list because they were concluded to not be positive.
3. The positive words from Enchanted Learning.
4. Positive words from Creative Affirmations. Here you can find Positive Words – The Complete List. And also you can download, from the same page, the exclusive Positive Word Dictionary which includes definitions for over 390 words, and example affirmations for each. All you need to do is to subscribe to their mailing list and you will receive it for free.
5. Positive words from Winspiration. What I like about their list is that they also have included short sentences that are also considered positive like King of the Brightens up, No 1, Easy as 1,2 3 (ABC), Sky high, Make dreams come true, Does the trick, Make my day.
6. A comprehensive list of positive words from The Benefits of Positive Thinking. They also have interesting introductions giving you information about why words are important and how they can make your life better.
7. The Positive Adjective Glossary from Systemagic Productions. I love it how they name the list, I quote “The finest words in the English language”. They also have a small introduction before listing the positive words and I quote something that I really like: “It creates good emotional health for everyone and can make magic happen.”. <3 so awesome I love it.
8. Dictionary to explain the meaning of positive words: Dictionary of Positivity: Positivity in Your Pocket. You can purchase the dictionary from Amazon and is written by Juha Salmela from Positive Thesaurus. There an entire world of positive words at Positive Thesaurus, it is useful to check it out.
9. The amazing resources that can be found at Positive Imperative. Their mission statement is “Driving the world to positivity” and the founder is Victor Sinclair. He invented the term posiwords that comes from positive words. He also invented some new positive words.
I quote the introduction to posiwords: “In order to have a positive society, it is imperative to have both positive communications as well as a positive vocabulary. Historically we have been driven by a dominantly negative vocabulary, which creates more negativity. PosiWords is a reflection of needed more positive words to replace our negative focused communication.”.
I love the quote by Margaret Mead that I found on their website: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”