How can positive thinking help? It’s a question I get asked especially from those who are going through a traumatic situation, have experienced a setback or are in an unhappy situation.
Positive thinking is not a quick fix for a negative situation. Instead, it’s a long term solution and this is now backed by science as more and more researchers look at the impact of positive thinking and positive beliefs.
Here’s how positive thinking can help you
By regularly having positive thoughts you change the way your mind works and you actually re-shape the brain, allowing it to want to experience more positive outcomes and more happiness.
At the same time you become more optimistic and by being more optimistic you’re more open minded and able to see new opportunities to help you succeed, accomplish a goal and overcome a setback.
Sure you will have some negative thoughts no matter how positive you try to be. However, as you fill your mind with positive thoughts those negative thoughts have less of an impact.
When those negative thoughts of doom and gloom weaken you’re less likely to stay depressed and more likely to bounce back from a setback much sooner.
This means you’ll be able to bounce back from a setback, recover from that traumatic event, and begin to experience more joy and more happiness.