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January 2020 [ Volume : 45 Number : 1 ]


THE POWER OF POSITIVITY

ELIMINATE NEGATIVE THOUGHTS

Positive thinking isn't magic and it won't make all of your problems disappear. What it will do is make problems seem more manageable and help you approach hardships in a more positive and productive way.

Focus on the good things: Challenging situations and obstacles are a part of life. When you're faced with one, focus on the good things no matter how small or seemingly insignificant they seem. If you look for it, you can always find the proverbial silver lining in every cloud.

Practise gratitude: Practising gratitude has been shown to reduce stress, improve self-esteem, and foster resilience even in very difficult times. Think of people, moments, or things that bring you some kind of comfort or happiness and try to express your gratitude at least once a day.

Open yourself up to humour: Studies have found that laughter lowers stress, anxiety and depression. It also improves coping skills, mood and self-esteem. Be open to humour in all situations, especially the difficult ones, and give yourself permission to laugh.

Practise positive self-talk: We tend to be the hardest on ourselves and be our own worst critic. Over time, this can cause you to form a negative opinion of yourself that can be hard to shake. To stop this, you'll need to be mindful of the voice in your head and

- healthline.com