The mix of neurons & chemicals in our mind plays a huge role in what we do and how we feel! Sonam A Gulati
Our mind is as complex as a human body. It is difficult to understand what goes inside. Once we have power over our mind and can comprehend it as well as the thoughts which come in the form of little voices in our head, we can be more in control of ourselves. There are different sensations that get created in our body when these signals are sent by our mind. Being in control and ensuring positive use of mind power comes from the thoughts and beliefs we feed it with. Positive thinking is key to a healthy mind and a healthy body. Focus on the do’s and eliminate the don’ts. Instead of saying I do not want this, tell yourself what you want. The language you use has a lot to do with what you are focusing on.
What you focus on grows hence train your mind to focus on those things which make you feel happy and positive. When we say things like
- I am happy
- I am loved
- I am strong
- I can achieve my goal
we give our mind positive signals. These statements listed above are called positive affirmations. Positive affirmations can play a huge part in our lives once we believe in them and feed our mind and soul with them. The way these affirmations are used is in the form of “I am” implying you already are what you are saying. These are used in present tense and not future for example – I am a good leader is how you use these instead of saying I will be a good leader.
When faced with an unpleasant situation, it is normal to get upset however what positive thinking means here is not thinking of this as the worst situation or the fact that it can get further worse than it is right now, instead investing your energy on thinking positively by focusing on how you could improve things from here and make it work in your favour. Positive thinking broadens your sense of possibilities and opens your mind. It enables you see the bigger picture and work towards it. It enables you to overcome the obstacles that come your way and not take a one-time failure as a complete failure.
Positive thinking helps in building self-esteem and opens infinite possibilities once you start thinking differently and do not get bogged down by the negative emotions. Negative emotions can seep in feeling of doubt, fear, injustice, loneliness and hence restrict your success and innovative thinking.
Our mind is a powerful tool which knows can make switch between positive and negative emotions, it all depends on where you invest your energy and how strongly you believe in something. Hence use positive affirmations and use of positive language in your day to day life till it embeds into your system and becomes an unconscious part of your mind.
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