Positive Thinking: 4 Ways to Use it in 2021

Connect with the Positive Vibes

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You might be feeling a little deflated or apprehensive after 2020. However, learning how to use positive thinking can keep you going in 2021.

A study conducted at University College London in 2019 found that repetitive negative thinking can lead to dementia in later life. So, there is no time like the present to work on your mindset.

There might be times when you don’t feel like cracking a smile. Pulling the duvet over your head and snuggling back into bed can feel more enticing, right? Yes! I hear you say.

But imagine if you could have the same warm, cosy feeling just by changing your mindset.

Read on to find out how you can do it easily in 2021 and make your life feel more positive!

Positive Thinking In 2021

2020 was a year like no other, but it doesn’t mean 2021 has to be worse. If you can start to manage your thoughts, it can give you a welcome head start.

There are numerous ways positive thinking can affect both your mind and body. Consider these areas so that you can change your thoughts to more positive ones.

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1. The Angel vs The Devil

We’ve seen them on TV adverts and films, but when they are on your shoulders, do you listen to them?

You know, the angel and devil sat there, dishing out their conflicting advice.

The perfect example is the last bit of chocolate cake sitting on a plate, all by itself. The angel is telling you gently, “No”, and the devil is screaming, “Yes, eat it already!”

This scenario can emerge in so many different situations. The trick is to be aware of it and only listen to the angel.

The devil will always be there to tempt you, but you don’t have to listen to them.

The keyword here is choice.

You always have a choice in what you do and also how you think.

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2. Create A News Filter To Support Positive Thinking

According to Ofcom’s report in August last year, TV remains the most used platform for news in the UK at 75%.

It’s ok to be up to date with the news and know what is happening with the world. But too much negative information can make us feel drained.

When you hear depressing news every day, it can take its toll.

Sometimes the best thing you can do is turn the news off.

However, it’s not easy to do when you receive your information from so many different sources.

If this sounds familiar, you can decide to listen/watch the news at specific times and start limiting yourself.

Create your news filter.

Within a short space of time, you will notice a difference in your mood and anxiety levels. You will be feeling more positive in no time.

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3. The Law Of Attraction Does Work

If you aren’t a fan of The Secret, or the Law Of Attraction, etc., you need to ask yourself why you are not?

Visualise yourself at a party, and you don’t know anybody. If you are positive and project a happy persona, people will be more inclined to speak with you.

If you stand there with a scowl, you will come across as unfriendly, and people will avoid you.

Positive thinking and thoughts can make you seem approachable, as you will hold your body in a certain way.

Look at it in another way.

It’s a bit like believing in ghosts or not believing in them. Until you have had some related experience, it might be hard for you to accept.

It’s a Catch-22 situation.

When you believe in the Law of Attraction, you can attract what you want to yourself. If you don’t, you will be repelling things without even realising it.

Think about all those missed opportunities.

The mind boggles.

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4. Use Distraction Techniques And Banish Negative Thoughts

Similar to how you can distract a child when they are restless. You can do the same with your negative thoughts.

If you notice you are having more negative than positive thoughts, there are many things you can do to stop them.

Distracting yourself by doing something else that is positive can help you disconnect. It can be anything, as long as it changes your thoughts.

  • Practising mindfulness can be an easy way to get rid of those annoying negative thoughts.
  • Or opt for an energetic walk to brush off those negative cobwebs.
  • Love reading? Grab a book and nestle down with a cup of tea.

Do whatever makes you happy and puts you in a positive frame of mind.

Summing Up

Positive thinking can help you feel happier. When we feel good on the inside, it will always shine out like a positive ray of light.

Whatever 2021 brings, get yourself ready.

The next time you realise you are becoming gloomy and moody, take a step back and try one of the ideas above.

You’ll be surprised how it can make a real difference.

Enjoy your new positive life!

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