Power of Positivity
It has never made sense to me to stay in a negative mindset for too long. I don’t feel good when repeatedly going over in my head something that brings me down, makes me angry, or makes me upset. I prefer to be happy and find joy in living.
Finding that happy place takes diligence in defining for yourself what is important and what you choose to focus on.
There will be distractions in life, everything from events to people, that have an impact on your view of the world. How you respond to them is the key to being positive.
As mentioned in my musing about polarity, there is a scale upon which we can monitor the various levels of our thinking. Negative thoughts are just positive thinking moved to the opposite side of the scale.
Something to ponder:
We do not operate from the foundation of negative thinking, rather it is a reaction to something that does not align with how we want to be treated or how we want to be seen by others. Our emotional state will coast along in neutral or happiness until the brakes are put on and a shift occurs. Once this shift is dealt with and we feel satisfied (heard, understood, validated), we go back to our natural state of being.
The power of positivity can be the catalyst to overcome adversity, to be in the flow regardless of what is happening, and to be a light in the dark.
Did you know it takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile?
It also takes more energy to be angry and upset than it does to be happy. I am sure you have been around people who are miserable, always complaining, pessimistic and the glass half empty. They are fearful, angry, stuck and bring others down. You don’t want to be around them!!
Well, if you are doing the same, others may not want to be around you either!
Being positive has many health benefits including mind, body, and spirit balance. The heart is healthier, lower blood pressure, better sleep, clarity of the mind, and listening skills improve. Communication with others becomes an art form in which you mold the conversation for best results.
There are many ways to stay positive daily. I meditate, give myself quiet time, find the good in all experiences, pause before responding to others, stay conscious of the choices I make and understand those around me. What can you do to harness the power of being positive?