7 Things You Realize When You Start Thinking Positively
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7 Things You Realize When You Start Thinking Positively

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7 Things You Realize When You Start Thinking Positively

I have lived my life thus far thinking about how horrible everything that happens to me is. Every little thing that goes wrong seemed to me like the end of the world. But that was no way to live my life. There is that one person in every room that swears thinking positively will lead to a positive outcomes. I never thought I'd be that person. But today, as I sit here about to graduate college and about to be thrust out into the real world, it is the only way I can get through life's little bumps.

1. All the negative people in your life come out of the dark.

When you're negative, you tend to surround yourself with other negative people. This negativity can be stifling and can bring you down. You know the type, the ones who complain and complain and blame things on everyone but themselves? Those are people you want to avoid. These are the people that, when an issue arises, will be the last ones to help you come up with a solution. And the first one to start pointing fingers. Now, do you really want someone like that in your life?

2. It could "always be worse".

I know, this could also be a thought attributed to those who are glass-half-empty types, but when you think about it, if you keep harping on how horrible something is, you'll never gain the strength to find something within yourself and move forward from it. This will force you to be stuck in the past--and no one wants that.

3. The glass really is half-full.

"Life's what you make it, so let's make it rock!" Need I say much else?

4. There is always a solution to a problem, even if it is discovered in baby steps.

You may think there is no way out of situation, but there always is. Even if you can't find something that will fix the problem completely, thinking up steps that will lead to an eventual solution will do the trick more than just sitting around moping will.

5. You find enjoying having more time to yourself.

You will soon find out that life isn't out to get you, and you get out what you put in. Working on yourself and your mental health, which can also lead to changes in your physical health, can help you become more accepting on yourself as a person, and help you to take on more challenges that life throws your way. Sitting in and reading a book or going to the movies by yourself, or even taking a solo vacation, if even just for a weekend, can open your mind and enlighten you on your positive path. Doing things for yourself can yield a more positive life.

6. You start to achieve more of your life goals.

Without putting yourself down, you are able to go for more things that you might otherwise not have gone for. Applying for that job you thought you'd never in a million years be picked for or talking to that person who you may think is way out of your league can yield more achievements and success in your life. They say you should dress for the job you want, not have, but they should also say you should put forth the positivity you wish to receive from the universe.

7. You're happier!

Fake it until you make it, so they say. And putting a smile on your face and finding the bright side may help you in the long run. Of course, sometimes you need a good rant or a good, long shower cry to get out your feelings, but once you get that out of your system, thinking positively moving forward will help you feel better, sooner.

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