We all have unlimited potential and we can use it thanks to our positive mindset.
Cultivating a positive mindset can be a real challenge, especially if you have suffered in the past or if you are constantly surrounded by negative people who negatively affect your self-esteem.
Below you will find 5 techniques you can use to increase and improve your positive mindset.
1. Meditate every day
Meditation is the most powerful tool you can use. It allows you to isolate your thoughts so that you can get more information from your subconscious and positively change your way of thinking.
Spend 10 minutes each morning practicing meditation.
2. Take control of your inner dialogue
The researchers found that on average, a person produces up to 50,000 thoughts per day. Unfortunately, many of these are negative:
- I’m not worth it.
- I will never be able to…
- I’m not capable enough.
- I don’t have the right education or experience.
- If I open my mouth, I’ll say something stupid.
- Whatever I do is always wrong.
This is what psychologists call victim mentality or self-victimization. Self-victimization keeps you in a negative state of mind. It is a form of self-hypnosis that fuels your negative and limiting beliefs.
To get what you want, you need to give up on this mental set-up and start thinking and talking to yourself like a winner:
- I can do it.
- I know there is a solution.
- I am smart and capable.
- I know what I’m talking about.
- Everything I do helps me achieve better results.
- It doesn’t matter if I fail, what matters is that I try.
Your thoughts determine your actions, which in turn determine your results. This is why it is so important to have a positive view on life. Whenever you find yourself having negative thoughts, let them go and replace them with positive ones.
3. Use positive affirmations
Affirmations are an extremely powerful tool for building self-esteem and self-confidence. Spend a few minutes every morning upon waking up and in the evening before going to bed repeating positive affirmations until they become a natural part of your way of thinking.
Make a list of 10-20 affirmations that affirm your confidence in your means and your ability to create the life of your dreams. These statements will replace the negative thoughts that have internalized in your subconscious all these years
Here are some examples:
I am worthy of love, joy and success.
I am smart and I make wise choices.
I am lovable and capable.
I create whatever I want.
I can solve any problem that comes my way.
I can handle everything that life gives me.
I have all the energy I need to do everything I want to do.
I am attracting all the right people into my life.
4. Act as if
One of the most effective ways to create a positive mindset is to act as if you are already the kind of person you want to become.
- if i had already realized my dream, what kind of person would i be?
- What friendships would I have?
- How would I behave?
- How would I treat others?
- How would I dress?
- and so on
Whatever actions you can identify, start taking them right away.
By acting “as if” you will become the kind of person who is able to create the life you desire – and this will activate your subconscious mind to find creative ways to achieve your goals.
5. Surround yourself with positive people
Finally, one of the best ways to cultivate a positive mindset is to surround yourself with positive people who will encourage and inspire you to do your best.
Look for people who are highly motivated and have already achieved some success in their life. Not only will their example inspire you, they will also be able to offer their advice and support to help you overcome the obstacles they have already overcome.
If you want to be successful in creating the life of your dreams, you must believe that you can make it happen. It is your responsibility to take charge of your self-concept and beliefs. You have to choose to believe that you can do whatever you can think of – anything. Because the fact is, you can do it!
Ultimately, being successful and creating the life you want is your responsibility. You have to choose to believe that you can accomplish what you want in your life.
Written By Tyara Wolf
Psychology and Personal Development