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 Positive Thinking

Positive Thinking

 Slightly different post, but one of my aims for this year was to try and train myself into a more positive frame of mind. I thought I would share a few things that I have got into a routine of doing to try and see the glass half full...

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A lot of different ways to train positive thinking where recommended to me, but these are the ones which I found the most effective...

3 Positive things: Morning & Night.

This is the first thing that I think has made the most difference to me... Morning and night I think of three things I am grateful for or that I am looking forward to that day.  It forces your mind to focus on the positive and It can be as big or small as you like, but I think you may be surprised at what you come up with.

Meditation: Headspace. 

You don't have to use headspace or even an app, but meditation, even for five minutes gives you a moment to unplug. It's hard to train your mind to calm itself down, but I think I am getting the hang of it and it's something I look forward to doing. The app is a great place to start as it's guided and you just have to pop your headphones on for 5/10 minutes. 

Writing it down.

When I start worrying a lot I start writing each concern down and then I do what I can to remedy it (if you can), then I move on from it. It's often referred to as 'worry time' where you allow yourself a set amount of time to 'worry' about something then you must move on after.

It sounds basic and odd and it took me a while to get my head around it, but I noticed an immediate difference when I properly put this into practice.

Body Image & The Gym. 

I hate to admit it, but the gym does help me feel better and more positive about myself. I always feel better after I have been - even if it does mean dragging myself there in the first place...

I do my upmost to longer compare myself to others (easier said that done, I know) and have made an active effort to feel more comfortable and adequate in my own skin. I watched a TED talk with Ashley Graham and I never thought that fifteen minute video (or just one person) could change the way I looked at myself but this is 100% worth a watch. 

Do you have any tips to think more positively? 

P x

 

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