Having a positive mindset can give you more confidence, improve your mood, and improve your ability to cope with stress. It can even have an effect on your immune system and have an overall impact on your health. Studies have found that a positive attitude improves outcomes and life satisfaction across a spectrum of conditions—including, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, cancer, traumatic brain injury, stroke, and brain tumors.
Here are 5 tips I have to help you cultivate a positive mindset.
1. Start the day with a positive affirmation
However your morning starts, it sets the tone for the rest of the day. Start your day with positive affirmations. Talk to yourself in the mirror, with statements like, “Today will be a good day” or “I’m going to be awesome today.” It might feel silly or awkward at first but once you start doing it in time. You’ll be amazed how much your day improves.
2. Be Appreciative
If you can dedicate just 5-10 minutes of your day to the cultivation of appreciation, you can dramatically improve your overall mindset.
Keep a notepad and list 10 things you appreciate about your day. You can include anything that makes you feel happy or you are grateful for.
3. Seek Positive Influences
It's hard to stay positive when you are surrounded by people who are judgmental and constantly criticize and complain.
Negative attitudes can be incredibly infectious, and some people are stuck in this mindset and may not want to change. They may even ridicule you for your attempts to have a more positive mindset.
As a result, it is vital to choose your friends wisely and spend time with people who are supportive, optimistic, and positive.
4. Decided not to be perfect
You are human you are not perfect and that’s ok. You are going to mess up, make mistakes, make poor decisions, be negative. Instead of beating yourself up and being negative. You correct it and get better. Your goal is to not be perfect it's too grown and learn. The only way you fail is by quitting. If you have learned something and have grown from it you have achieved growth and then there is no failure.