Is your glass half-empty or half-full?
Are you a positive or negative person? Staying positive can feel like a LOT of work, especially if you’re not used to putting on a smile and being super energized every single day.
But here’s the thing: You don’t have to smile all the time or skip through life to be positive. Being positive starts in your mind. Trust me, I understand how hard it is to be positive. Isn’t is so much easier to just tell yourself that the worst is going to happen or that you don’t see something working out in your favor? Of course, it is!
But that isn’t going to make you feel any better about something, is it? Some zodiac signs are born thinking that their glass is half-full, while others are convinced that the glass is half-empty and always will be.
But whether you’re always positive or always negative, we all have our bad days. And these bad days are when we need to learn how to be positive the most. To do that, we need to start with our thoughts, which means getting rid of the thoughts that are trying to bring us down.
This takes practice, but it doesn’t mean that you have to automatically think positive thoughts for it to count. Part of practice means relearning the process of thinking happy thoughts.
You might start out thinking, “Great, this traffic is going to make me incredibly late for work,” but if you teach yourself to think something positive right after that, like, “This traffic sucks, but it’ll give me time to go over my talking points for the meeting later!” then you’re teaching yourself to see the bright side to a crappy situation, while still acknowledging that you’re unhappy.
You don’t have to ignore your emotions or cover them up with positive thinking. You can (and should) let yourself feel what you’re feeling, as long as you try to turn it into something positive, too. Having an abundance of negative thoughts can lead to a more negative outlook on life.