A Positive Outlook!

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Do you want to be happy? Do you want to achieve great things? I think most of us would answer yes. Wouldn't you? But many of you are not happy. Why? There are many reasons for this, but one reason is the people with whom you associate on a regular basis. Do you associate with happy people? People who are happy, always have a smile on their face, and a word of encouragement? Or ... do you associate with people who wear a frozen frown? Who are constantly offended, complaining, and only seeing the worst in everyone and everything?

If you hang around with the first group, you will feel happy. And even if things aren't going your way, you'll have support, and a reason to keep going knowing that all of it will pass. If, on the other hand, you're associating with the second group, say goodbye to happiness. Negativity is extremely contagious. Just walk into a room where someone is in an awful mood, has a scowl on their face, and hands fisted. How do you think you'll feel?

To make sure you're on the right and happy path in life, surround yourself with positive friends and foster relationships with people at work who are positive and encouraging; who know the sun will shine again even when it's cloudy. Negative thinking is contagious, but so is positive thinking.

A positive outlook helps you deal better with stressful situations. This is a health benefit because positivity reduces harmful health effects.

Another reason you may not be happy, is the thoughts that are constantly in your head. They are anxiety-provoking and fear based.

Try this ... during the day at different times, stop yourself and evaluate what you're thinking? Is it positive or negative nature? If it's negative, try and put a positive spin on it. For example, let's say you were planning on going on a picnic but it starts raining. You can say, "Hey, this is an opportunity to get some things done around the house and cozy in. Maybe warm a warm and fuzzy movie."

To keep your thoughts positive, try and follow this rule: Don't say anything to yourself that you wouldn't say to anyone else.

A change in outlook can make a huge difference in the way we see the world.

How do you see the world?

Slipstream

It's difficult sometimes to put on a happy face when facing unpleasant circumstances such as health issues, family squabbles, job problems, or financial challenges. And it seems the holidays exacerbate all those worries times ten.

I've talked to others about this, and we all agree that giving more weight to our blessings than our troubles helps raise our spirits, and we naturally feel lighter, kinder, and more in sync with the universe. And that opens up all kinds of positive possibilities.

Sanatana

No doubt that when our circumstances are less than favorable, our disposition tends to sour. It's difficult to eliminate altogether. But when we focus on our blessings and on helping others, that disposition tends to brighten.

Evangel

One other way we can stay positive it to refrain from talking smack about others. People would never talk about a pet the way the talk about others, no matter what misbehavior the pet gets into.

Ultimately, talking bad about others creates a negative energy within our body that infuses our aura as well. One way to see the world more positively is to look for the good in others and keep looking until you find it.

Sanatana

I agree. Talking bad about others is a sure way of souring our insides without it being too obvious, but the negative effects are there. Refraining from judging and criticizing helps uplift our souls.