The Art Of Cultivating: A Positive Mindset!

Art | Cultivating | Positive Mindset | 04th October 2022 | Virtual Wire

 

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Feel Negative Emotions


Have you ever worn a mask to be more likeable, even if you feel very sad or negative?

Maybe it is time to stop trying to be positive about everything. Not to mention, it can be emotionally draining. We are born with the ability to feel both positive and negative emotions. If you give yourself the time and space to feel the initial pain of unpleasant emotion, you will find that its intensity diminishes and its duration becomes shorter. That way, you have more room to direct your thoughts and focus in directions that help you feel better. A meaningful life comes at a price. It can be sadness, fear, anger, and disgust. Embrace it, it makes you even stronger!


Be Grateful

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Small things make a huge difference. If you can spend five minutes a day consciously cultivating gratitude, it can dramatically improve your overall mindset. Grab a notepad and list five things you are grateful for about your day. Include anything that makes you happy or grateful to be alive. For example, you might notice a nice conversation with your family, a beautiful thing that caught your eye in nature, or an achievement at work. You may be surprised how effective this simple activity can be. You can turn a bad mood into a calm and bright mood. Gratitude is closely associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, enjoy good experiences, cope with adversity, and build strong relationships.


Watch Out for Unhealthy Relationships

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It is good to be needed, but it is dangerous to be overly needed and dependent. Self-esteem crumbles when you try to maintain a relationship that doesn't experience support, care, and understanding. We tend to develop dysfunctional attitudes and thought patterns in such relationships, increasing our chances of developing depression and other mental illnesses. In fact, research has shown that maintaining negative relationships for long periods of time can lead to serious physical ailments. Relationships formed by these dynamics and problems contribute to more tension, conflict, and stress. Getting rid of that dynamic in your relationship will feel difficult at first. However, an unleashed sense of freedom automatically releases positive thoughts, ideas, and possibilities that flow organically into your way of thinking.


Spend more time Focusing on the Present

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Life is all about the present. But we often let the present slip away, let time go unnoticed and uninformed, and waste precious seconds of our lives worrying about the future and contemplating what's going on. Most negative people live with one foot in the past and the other in the future, constantly wallowing in old regrets and worrying about the potential outcome of new problems. One of the keys to developing a positive mindset is to focus on the present. It encourages you to fully live every little nuance of your remarkable life.


Be Kind to Yourself

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Compassion is linked with the concept of cultivating a positive mindset. If you can be kind and understanding with yourself, you are more likely to forgive yourself as part of learning and to grow to be your best self. Being a happy and successful person also includes a conscious commitment to fulfill one's own needs. It is impossible to stay positive if you are completely exhausted. So don't feel guilty about turning down polite invitations when you need to recharge your batteries.


Final Takeaway

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A positive mindset is not something that you flip a switch and suddenly become positive. Building a positive attitude is all about taking small steps in your daily life. With this guide, you'll have a solid mindset to face any challenge, obstacle, or goal, no matter how difficult the situation is.

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