Positive Thinking

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Welcome to our second post in a new series – Purely Positive. Posts to bring you nothing but positive vibes, motivation and inspiration.

Mummy has been reading a fab book all about Positive Thinking, and how powerful our thoughts are. As today is known as Blue Monday – the most depressing day of the year, what perfect timing to share this post with you.

Positive Thinking

Mummy says… ‘There is so much I want to share with you abut the subject of positive thinking, but I am going to limit it to the absolute basics. This is proven. It works. Try it and see, just start right now by being aware of your thoughts.

Your mind is like a magnet, what you think – what you ‘put out there’ is what you will attract back to you. Everything in the universe is made up of energy. Everything. Energy is magnetic.

Your thoughts and feelings will attract the same experiences back to you. If you are angry and bitter, you will attract more of the same back to you. We become what we think and what we feel.

Our present, and future reality is created by our thoughts and emotions.

So, getting your head around this is maybe tricky? Impossible? Believe me, if you can, it is liberating and actually makes sense.

So, you ‘get it’ and now you’re worried about what you are thinking and feeling!?

It is really simple, leave toxic, bad news, negative thoughts behind. Avoid negative people, situations and news as much as you can. You will actually find that the more you shift your thinking to positive thinking, the more you will attract more positive energies to you anyway.

Be grateful for what you DO have, not what you don’t have – or wish you had. Give thanks to whoever / whatever for what is in your life right now. (God, the angels, the universe, whatever sits well with you.) Give thanks for health, love, enough to eat, warmth etc.

Think, feel and speak positively – for example, ‘I always have enough money to feed my family/ put a roof over our heads / put fuel in my car, rather than ‘I never have enough money.’

It is hard to do at times, if you find yourself slipping, just start again. Don’t beat yourself up.

So, give it a go. Focus on all the good in your life, push away the negative, and enjoy life!

Mummy is a trained, qualified holistic therapist, meditation teacher and counsellor.

42 Comments

  1. The Power of Positive Thinking was a book that was out when I was much younger. I always attempt to be positive-although it is not always possible–but I try.
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  2. I try to take time to appreciate the little things, especially nature and little moments with the kids and that definitely helps me be positive.
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  3. I try to see the positive in everything. I’m a very happy person. It takes a lot to knock me down. I’m trying to teach this to my children x
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  4. I agree whole heartedly. I am definitely a glass half full person and try to look on the good side. I also believe you get back what you give out so I start the day with a smile, and smile as often as I can. It makes you feel good and if you’re lucky some one always smiles back.
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  5. Lovely post – I do try to focus on the good stuff and can often be heard reminding me kids to remember the times ‘ the lights are green, rather than focussing on when they were red!*
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  6. I agree that gratitude is one of the ways to be positive – focusing on what you do have and appreciate rather than what you don’t. Nice, uplifting post!

  7. I agree that you really need to change a mindset and put yourself in a positive place. It then makes you happier no matter what.
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  8. I was taught that by focusing on the positives it leaves less space for the negative, which is great by me

  9. I agree with you, this is a really helpful technique to use. I find when I spend time being grateful for things it makes me feel so much happier
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  10. I am all for positive thinking – but often, it is easier said than done. Overall I am a positive person, but my depression and anxiety can make me fret and only see the negative. But I’m trying to overcome that (as much as possible) this year :) x
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  11. My world was badly shaken when Georgie died, Kaz but I have been trying really hard lately to look past the hurt and see the good life still has to offer. As someone else said in their comments, not always easy but I do my very best.xx
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  12. I really need to give this a serious go this year. Little bit tired of trying to please certain folk!

  13. This is definitely something I need to try. It’s so easy to get caught up in work and things that have to be done that it’s difficult to see the positives. That said, if I’m feeling like things are getting on top of me I do take a few minutes out to calm down.

  14. Brilliant post , so many good tips and advise.

  15. Yes, I really agree with this. It’s so important to think positively. Not always easy, but it comes with time. I say the same things to my yoga students x
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  16. This is just what I needed after a very down day xx
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  17. I get this, I do. But sometimes it’s also important just to accept that at the moment, things are crap, allow yourself to wallow and realise it will get better. I’m not at a point where I can think positively at the moment other than to count on things getting better.
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  18. I didn’t know today was known as Blue Monday for some. I’ve never heard of it before. It’s always better to be positive than negative no matter what the day.

  19. A lot of it has to do with being mindful as well. I try to enjoy every moment and live in the moment.
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  20. I try to look at things in a positive way. It is not always easy, but I want to do this more this 2016.
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  21. This is really important to me in the winter time. I get so down this time of year!
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  22. I call these negative thoughts the Deal or No Deal theory. It really winds me up, when people win lots of money on that show, more than most people could dream of, yet walk away miserable, because they didn’t win more. So, when I have something, but it could be better, or more, I tell myself not to get ‘Deal or No Deal’ about it!
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  23. Great post and very true. I am very positive person, sadly I do tend to back off around negativity. Unless its something very serious.
    I do hope you spread your cheer around and give others your positive energy xx
    HAVE A GREAT DAY!!! xx
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  24. Right now, there are so many negative people and negative vibes around me. I only ignore them. I will not be drawn into their drama. Life is too short to sulk and frown. For instant uplifting, I go own and bask in the warm sunshine in the early morning. It feels like I am wrapping myself in a force field, protected from the negativity in this world.

  25. Sometimes it’s easy to let things spiral out of control and feel like the world is against you. All you need is to find one positive thing and then go from there to build yourself back up again. Lovely post xx

  26. I really try to see the positive in everything. I get so tired of negative. It’s like so many people live in these negative bundles. I try to keep away.

  27. I really struggle with positive thinking sometimes. I never used to but I think as I get older it gets worse!
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  28. I totally agree with you on this post. Great tips and advice

  29. Love this – I always try to think of the positive and I think doing that makes me a happier person x
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  30. A very good post! Positive thinking is the key for making life easier and more fun.
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  31. Positive thinking is definitely something I’m working on, not to let the little things get to me! Great advice, thanks! x
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  32. Absolutely nothing wrong with keeping positive – it can change our outlook response and more.
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  33. This is such a great idea. I am all for positive thinking and this makes so much sense. i am also setting myself daily goals which is going well so far
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  34. Loving all the positive vibes, Kaz. Been trying to practice mindfulness this year and it is so calming.
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  35. Thinking positively is something I have to remember to do on a daily basis. I’m a worrier and a pessimist so I need to practice a lot.

    Laura.x
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  36. I completely agree re staying away from negative people. I had friends who used to drain me every time I saw them, I could not work out why on the evenings after I had been with them I felt irritable!… There negativity was rubbing off on me!
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  37. I agree positive thinking is the best way to live your life. Despite suffering with severe anxiety and depression I still try and remain as positive as possible and surround myself with people who have positive energy.
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  38. It’s my resolution for this year to try and block out anything that makes me feel negative and so far so great! Love the advice.
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  39. This is definitely something I need to try Kaz. I love positivity and wish I could be one of those eternally positive people but i’m a bit of a worrier too unfortunately. I do however try and surround myself with positivity as much as possible and I always count my blessings.
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  40. I’ve focused recently more on my spiritual self and my mindset and the power of positivity and being able to let go is truly a game changer, my mind to is free and definitely clearer. It’s a work in progress but small changes will change your life.

  41. Couldn’t agree more. It’s a daily practice of meditating on the positive and good things and letting go of the bad and things we can’t control. Great read, thanks for sharing.

  42. Actually, this post as a reminder I need to focus on good thoughts, good actions. I am also in the process of working and needed to think positively. I believe that anyone reading this article will also say thank you for sharing your heartfelt.
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