Sept. 13 is Positive Thinking Day! Everyone encounters hardships and difficulties – they are part of life’s journey. But tackling those difficult situations with a positive attitude can make a huge difference in your life as well as those around you.
While everyone feels anger, sadness and stress, it is how we handle it that makes the difference. Approaching negative emotions and situations with a more positive approach rather than a pessimistic one, provides numerous benefits. According to Mayo Clinic, positive thinking can reduce stress and improve your health. Using positive thinking may increase your life span, provide greater resistance to the common cold, reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease and provide better coping skills.
Besides exercise, laughter is also good for stress – no joke! While we may not be able to control everything around us, we are in control of our thoughts. Learn to eliminate the negative self-talk running around in your head.
If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. ~ Anthony Robbins
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. ~ Thomas Edison
Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today. ~ James Dean
They can because they think they can. ~ Virgil
Winning isn’t everything but wanting to win is. ~ Vince Lombardi
If you don’t think every day is a good day, just try missing one. ~ Cavett Robert
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. ~ Winston Churchill
When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure. ~ Peter Marshall
Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day. ~ Unknown
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. ~ Maya Angelou
There are exactly as many special occasions in life as we choose to celebrate. ~ Robert Brault
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. ~ Francis Bacon
Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same. ~ Francesca Reigler
If you don’t like something, change it: if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. ~ Mary Engelbreit
Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don’t count on harvesting Golden Delicious. ~ Bill Meyer
Being in a good frame of mind helps keep one in the picture of health. ~ Unknown
Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing, that we see too late the one that is open. ~ Alexander Graham Bell
If you are not financially independent by the time you are forty or fifty, it doesn't mean that you are living in the wrong country or at the wrong time. It simply means that you have the wrong plan. ~ Jim Rohn
Happiness is being the creator of your experience, choosing to take pleasure in what you have, right now, regardless of the circumstances, while being the best you can be. ~ Alex Shalman
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. ~ Jim Rohn
Happy Positive Thinking Day!