Links to Love: Positive Thinking

Posted by on Dec 23, 2011 in Links To Love | 8 comments

Positive thinking can be a powerful tool to balance overwhelming negative thoughts and associated feelings of hopelessness. Negative experiences can stick with you, and sometimes seem to hang on far too long. Intentional positive thinking can be used to counteract lingering memory of hurt, disappointment and frustration so you can move forward with a centered, healthy and open perspective.

Positive thinking can be especially beneficial in the workplace, where negativity and low employee morale are on the rise. You face many challenges at work, and a negative outlook can make your situation appear even more grim.

Positive employees are more productive, and more likely to be recognized and appreciated by co-workers and managers. Optimistic workers also have a greater ability to focus on solutions.

If you want to embrace a healthier, happier and peaceful life check out these awesome articles on positive thinking!

Tiny Buddha: 4 Simple Mantras To Help You Stay Positive and Happy I really enjoyed these beautiful statements to gain perspective and find happiness in each day.

Wisdom a la carte: Resourcesful Thinking Vs Positive Thinking An interesting re-framing of positive thinking and how it differs from denial and ignorance.

Freckled Brilliance: What’s Better Than Positive Thinking? A tongue-in-cheek look at the cringe-worthy reputation of positive thinking.

The Daily Love: Don’t Deny the Negative- Understand It A powerful perspective on the importance of embracing the lessons of negative thinking.

Live Love Work: Stop Negative Thoughts, Encourage Positive Thinking Check out my tips on breaking the habit of negative thinking and welcoming more positivity in your life.

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I love your comments! Do you practice positive thinking? Does positive thinking work for you? Why, or why not?

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8 Comments

  1. Yeah positive thinking is necessary in friendship, love and in even every relationship of life. Last year I lost my one of the best friend because of his lack in positive thinking. He was a good guy and I think I can’t forget him.

    • Thanks for your comment, Cheng! Positive thinking is great for every aspect of life and can make such a positive impact on our experience of life.

      I’m sorry to hear you lost your friend because of negative thinking. It’s far too easy to get lost in negative thinking until someone can’t see any light, or any hope anymore. I faced depression for many years and I know from personal experience how difficult it is to get out of that place.

      I hope your positive thinking helps you to be at peace with the loss of your friend.

      Chrysta

  2. Chrysta, aloha. Before commenting I took a quick trip over to Freckled Brilliance to read that post. Love her style and can’t wait to read more. Thanks so much for the introduction; look forward to reading yoru other recommendations.

    Chrysta, absolutely positively I practice positive thinking and it works for me. When you think about it, why wouldn’t you think about what you want to happen rather than what you don’t want to happen?

    Thoughts are things and they go where you direct them vibrationally. They then attract more of the same. And, it’s cumulative. The more you think positive thoughts, the more good comes into your life. Gratitude and appreciation are key.

    For people to “get” how thoughts continue to go in a certain direction, all they need to do is think about driving down the road. If you look to the right, you are going to find the car moving in that direction.

    How can positive things come into your life if you are directing thoughts towards the negative? It’s not going to happen.

    Again, thanks for the recommendations which I look forward to reading.

    Best wishes for a fantastic 2012. Hauoli Makahiki Hou. Janet

    • So great to read your comments, Janet- thank you!

      Isn’t that article by Freckled Brilliance great? She has a wonderful way with words. So glad you enjoyed it.

      One of the first things we were taught in the motorcycle safety course is that you go where you’re looking. If you’re looking at an obstacle you want to avoid, you will inevitably go right towards that obstacle! They trained us to keep our heads up and look ahead in the direction we want to travel, only scanning the road for obstacles.

      I always enjoy your comments, thank you for visiting! Enjoy your day!

      Chrysta

  3. I most certainly do Chrysta, I’m all about positive thinking. It has brought me through so much in my life. I can’t begin to tell you how much thinking this way has been a life saver for me.

    You are right about people thinking positively in the work place. I use to have a friend and she worked around a lot of very negative people. She would complain to me almost daily about how no one was nice to her, they left her out of everything and she was just miserable at work.

    I suggested that the next day so go in and smile at everyone that she encountered. If she passed by someone tell him hello and to have a really great day. To not left any negative energy invade her space and just see what happens. She called me about three days later and said she could not believe the difference. People started coming up to her and starting a conversation with her and some were even confiding in her about their problems. She was shocked because to her it was out of nowhere.

    Having more positive thoughts and acting positive will go a very long way.

    Thanks for sharing this and sure hope you’re enjoying your week. The new year is almost upon us so have a Very Happy New Year Chrysta.

    • I’m happy every time I see your smiling face in my comments, Adrienne! One of the many reasons I love reading your blog is your positive and helpful attitude. You are a breath of fresh air!

      Thank you for sharing the story about your co-workers experience changing so dramatically when she approached everyone with a smile. I have found this to be true in my life, as well. What a difference it makes to start with a smile.

      Happy New Year to you, friend!

      Chrysta

  4. It absolutely, positively, without a question or doubt, certainly does, Chrysta!

    I was a person who used to think negatively about everything! It was something I grew up around, and therefore became second nature for me to do. I had no idea that it was blocking me from personal growth, attracting good things and thoughts, and keeping me from achieving the life I longed for.

    After the lost of my mother, my negativity stepped up a notch. It got to the place where I actually begin to contemplate suicide and other depressing thoughts. It was then I knew something had to change.

    The change that was needed was definitely my way of thinking. So what I began to do is feed my mind good thoughts. I changed what I watched on television (whenever I did watch television), I changed what I read, and I changed the the environment and the people that spoke into my life.

    Needless to say, there was a HUGE difference.

    This post is exactly the type of material that has helped me change my way of life. And I’m certain it will and can do the same for others.

    Thanks so much for sharing it.

    Wishing you all the best in the coming New Year. :) Cheers, my friend.

    • Thank you for sharing your story, Deeone!

      I also grew up surrounded by fear, anger and negativity and I learned to use these skills to cope in my life. The problem is I wasn’t really coping at all. I spiraled into depression that lasted for many years. Through it all, somehow I managed to hold on to hope that this wasn’t my fate, and a better life was possible for me.

      Like you, changing my life for the better started with changing my attitude. I adjusted my attitude towards myself, my family and the world. I held on to the hope of happiness and I continued to seek out solutions to living a positive, happy & healthy life- and it worked for me!

      Most of my family members continue to live in pain and suffering, and with a positive outlook I don’t have to suffer along with them. I can simply love them, and appreciate the good in them and in us all.

      Happy New Year, friend!

      Chrysta

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