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How To Create a More Positive Mindset

March 13, 2023 

Negative self-talk can create stress. To stop this, try switching your mindset to a positive one. Positive thinking helps with your stress management, which leads to bettering your overall health.

Here are some benefits:

  • Increases your lifespan

  • Lowers your rate of depression

  • Lowers your levels of distress and pain

  • Greater resistance to illnesses

  • You’ll have better psychological, physical well-being, and cardiovascular health

  • Reduce the risk of death from cancer, respiratory conditions, and infections

  • Lastly, it gives you better coping skills during hardships and times of stress

The first thing to do when it comes to changing to a positive mindset, make sure you do your research and understand what positive thinking and self-talk is. Below, these are the ways you can identify negative talk and where you need to change:

  • Filtering – Emphasizing on the negative aspects of a situation, and leaving the positive ones out

  • Personalizing – If anything bad happens, you are the first to blame, says you

  • Catastrophizing – You anticipate the worst situations will happen

  • Blaming – You are never responsible for your thoughts or feelings

  • Saying you “should” do something – You think about everything that could be done, and blame yourself for not doing them

This is just a short list of the many ways you can identify negative talk. Now, the next step would be to focus on positive thinking and practice a better mindset.

When it comes to creating a positive mindset, you need to identify the areas that need to change. Whether that is when you notice that you tend to have negative self-talk in a crowd of people, or at the gym, you need to identify where and when it happens. Then check yourself. When it happens, stop yourself. Make a note when it happens and where.

Make sure to follow a healthy lifestyle and surround yourself with positive people. You are your environment. The more positivity you surround yourself with, the more positive your mindset would be. Remember that positivity is contagious. Once this is all done, practice positive self-talk. You can do this through affirmations. Write down a few affirmations a day and repeat them for about a minute or two. Do this daily and before you know it, you will have a more positive mindset.