A study at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester found that people who are optimists live longer than average for their age and gender. On the other hand, pessimists live shorter than the average life. Optimism makes the immune system healthy and helps people to accept healthier lifestyles. Here are five tips that will help you think all the time positively.
Believe in yourself
You should have a deep inner belief about yourself. Self-belief is, in fact, more important than education and intelligence regarding achieving something in life. You should believe that you are capable of achieving something significant and that you have something special to contribute to this society.
Set clear goals
If you don’t have a clear goal, you will move on haphazardly. You should write down your achievable goals and work towards achieving it. You must form a mental picture of your success. Imagine how it would feel to win a race, or living your dream. Once you have the pictures in your mind, it will help you to take the right steps to achieve it.
Take ownership and responsibility for yourself
You should stop blaming others or circumstances for a cause. You are the captain of the ship, and you are the one who decides where your ship goes and what happens. If you are unhappy about something in your life, then make a plan, change it and take action. You should tell yourself positive things, like “I’m going to do well in my life,” etc. If something goes wrong, say something like ‘That was my fault, but I can learn from it,’ instead of making excuses. By positive self-talk, you can also overcome the doubts and negative feelings that come to your mind.
Be around positive people
You should be around people who gives positive vibes, instead of those with are pessimistic. By spending more time with positive people, you will also become a positive thinker.
You must remember that every change brings good and bad as well; every opportunity comes with possible threats as well. Those people are successful in life who uses their failures as springboards and move towards achieving new successes. You should laugh, create a balance between work and home, exercise and lead a healthy life.