I spent years telling myself I wasn’t good enough. Making excuses not to reach my potential. Genuinely not knowing I had the ability to thrive. You see, when we tell ourselves something repeatedly, we eventually believe and become it. We form a new habit. A new way of life. And sometimes, this can be a negative way of life.
Well, it turns out the same is true for positive thinking. Our brains don’t know the difference between fact and fiction. Therefore, you either have the power to sabotage your life or thrive and believe in yourself. How powerful.
You can check out just some of the benefits of positive thinking, below:
Positive thinking is linked to a wide range of health benefits, including:5
- Better stress management and coping skills
- Enhanced psychological health
- Greater resistance to the common cold
- Increased physical well-being
- Longer life span
- Lower rates of depression
- Reduced risk of cardiovascular disease-related death
Knowledge is power
But the old me never had that knowledge. I wasn’t ready to be equipped with these tools until I decided something had to change.
Several life-changing events led me on a path to begin valuing myself. Inner work is difficult, you question yourself and the journey. But ultimately, you can emerge a much better version of yourself.
Recently, at job interviews, instead of crumbling and allowing nerves to overtake me. I ask myself whether the workplace is suitable for me. I wouldn’t want a repeat of the toxic workplaces I’ve been part of before. I stand up for myself. Show confidence even when I really don’t feel that way inside. And give my mind a good telling-off if it starts playing negative tricks on me.
My important message to you
The purpose of this post is to let you all know, there is a different way to live your life. You can basically live your life however you choose. Happy, sad, negative, or positive.
If you’re stuck in a rut or feeling down, I’m here to tell you things can get better.