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Top 12 Tips for Changing from a Negative Thinker to a Positive Thinker
5. Be Grateful
One of the basic fundamental ways to learn to become a positive thinker is learning how to be grateful for everything in your life. You have so much to be grateful for. You have so many things that you take for granted every single day; your bed, the internet, your cell phone (even if it’s not an iPhone 6), clean water, a place to sleep, a kitchen with food in it, your television, and your health. So many people in this world have none of those things and would love to be in your place. Practice writing down 3 things every single day that you are grateful for and watch how your life changes.
6. Find Like-Minded People
It helps to surround yourself with like-minded, supportive people. There are more than enough nay-sayers to go around in this world; you don’t need to keep them in your life. Look for positive, happy people. You know which of your friends and family will be there for you no matter what. Keep them in your life and distance yourself from the others.
7. Eliminate the Drama
This also means eliminating those “dramatic” people in your life. You know who they are, the ones who seem to jump from crisis to crisis? Every hangnail is a life threatening emergency and they seem to have one every day. Yeah, those people: dump them. Oh, and those negative people on your friends list on Facebook? Dump them too. It’s time for you to focus on gratitude, happiness, and the positive things in life, not silly drama.
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8. Think Realistically and Change Your Tone
As we said earlier, you don’t need to say something is great when it’s not, or that you don’t have concerns about certain issues, these things are normal. However, you can face reality with a positive tone. For example, let’s say that you and your recent ex-husband are trying to work out a custody agreement with the kids. This is never fun and you have every right to be concerned that this won’t work out well. The truth is, you have complete control over your thoughts, so you can think (and say) something like “I’m sure we will have some difficulties adjusting to this new schedule and finding a way to work it out but I am confident that we will find a solution to this that everyone will be happy with.”
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