A mindful approach to positive thinking reminds you that you must learn about your negative qualities first to start feeling positively positive. Positive thinking encourages you to be more aware and accepting of all your negative emotions and attitude. That’s where you build and develop your positive attitude- by accepting your negative qualities.
A positive approach to life can be summed up in just 3 simple steps, where first two are quintessential.
- Being Aware of Your Past- Where Are You Coming From?
- Being Aware of Your Present- Where You Are At Present and this will lead to
- Manifesting Where You Want To Be- Where You Want To See Yourself?
I have always worked on these three elements to guage my response as a positive thinker. Again, let me remind you that,
“Positive Thinking is not the absence of Negative Thinking, or negative patterns of thinking.” ~Epsita, The Positive Window
If someone is trying to remind you that, you’re a positive thinking influencer, and therefore must not react when someone tries to hurt you, disrespect you and your work, or silence your voice; then please let them know that being a positive thinker also means not accepting anything less than you deserve and therefore self-respect is a priority.
There has been so many misconceptions about positive thinking. Let me explain in this post clearly how positive thinking looks like vs. how it has been perceived all these years. Please keep these reminders somewhere where you can see everyday and remind yourself not to feel bad about having negative qualities.
I can totally relate to that feeling of; “I want to be my best self, I want to lead the best life, I want to be the best version of myself, I want to make the most of my life.” And when you try to put things together to be just “perfect,”things fall apart and your effort loses its intensity and determination to try again.
Just know that it’s okay if you’re taking time to figure things out for yourself. To understand yourself better is the key to creating your positive habits and training your mind to feel positive. Today take a little more time to understand what you should embrace or release to make a positive impact on your life and others, and on the world.
This is how my positive thinking is different from others.
- My Positive thinking power gets more clear when I’m mindful about my situation- good and bad both.
I understand that I must be prepared for the worst situations along with good. Alittle bit of awareness and mindfulness helps me not to feel disconnected and dissatisfied from life. So here I’m not ignoring my negative situations or running away from them. But I’m accepting that negative circumstances may arrive any moment, and I must tackle the situation- like; what to do about it.
“Taking time to be more attentive to each new moment as it arises is the key to experiencing more peace, connection, and aliveness, regardless of what is going on in your life or what you believe it should look like.” ~Richard Paterson
- Being in a negative situation helps me to learn more about my strengths and weaknesses. I learn and become better with each encounter.
Positive intentions require you to comtemplate qualities that you would like to offer to yourself for self-improvement. Some days are harder than others. Some people make life very tough to stay positive or feel good and happy irrespective of their unkind behavior. Therefore when challenging moments arrive, I try to set the right tone to openness to deal with it.
I step down from my autopilot mode and challenge my thinking about where I want to go from here. Thinking outside of those negative emotions like discomfort, and fear allows me to unstuck myself from ruminting over the situation, or complaining about how bad I’m, and my thoughts are. I learn that only if I understand my negative emotions, I can shift my brain to a better thinking process- or to positively look at the situation or the challenge.
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- Constantly checking on my gratitude power sources.
For this I go back to where I started from, quite often! This helps me to keep my gratitude list full and intact. This subtle shift helps me to not feel guilty about any mistakes, failures, and my human glitches.
When people are unkind and rude to me, I definitely don’t feel good or happy about their reactions. I feel sad and sometimes very mad. But I try to act differently just by shifting my thoughts to feeling more empathetic and kind for them. I remind myself that they are in a situation that’s forcing them to act negative, just like I end up doing sometimes. This way I not only share my positive heart and vibes with them, but I create ripples of change for myself and others.
I stay away from them, and we connect back on a good note, with a clear heart and acceptance of one another’s negative qualities. And nothing can be a more positive experience than this.
- I am proud to be a sensitive emotional being
Being a sensitive emotional woman is my superpower, as I understand how important it is to create a supportive kind environment for myself and others. The world needs so many people like us- to change the way we look at things, to find a new meaning and perspective to see our incompetency, inadequacies, and inefficiencies as our biggest strength.
Noticing and thinking deeply allows me to look at everything in my life and around me in novel ways. So accepting my negative emotions and flaws equips me to better handle any situation that may not be in my favor. And therefore I don’t hesitate and skip, or run away from my negative feelings. I tend to them, because that’s where your power to thinking and feeling positive resides.