Positive thinking is a difficult school of thought. It’s not about ignoring your troubles or choosing to live in a fairy-tale land; rather, it’s a willful mental process that you etch into your mind over the course of a lifetime.
Be grateful for your work, regardless of how menial or stressful it may seem at times. The honest truth is that as humans, we need purpose in our lives―something to work towards.
Despite how frustrating the work environment can be sometimes, working is a pretty big part of what makes us human, and contrary to what pop culture would have us believe, a life of luxury will only leave you dissatisfied
There are two main ways to practice gratitude. The previous section hinted at them, but they involve confirming what good things you’ve received and the role others play in providing you with good things. Keep in mind that these “things” may not be things at all.
Undoubtedly, coffee is a terrific way to start the day, but a grateful morning prayer is the best way to get it started right. Spending time in these words, being thankful to God for what He has done in your life, will energize and soothe you through anything that comes your way, no matter what your day brings.
Spend time with them – Take some time to do something they like. An older family member will probably appreciate a simple visit or phone call when you aren’t in a rush to do something else afterward.
These days, it seems like writing letters of gratitude is a lost art. It’s much easier to send a quick thank-you text or simply continue on with your life without a second thought. With all the advancements in technology and our fast-paced world, what’s the point in writing letters of gratitude?
Starting today, challenge yourself to say thank you to three different people a day. Aside from close friends and family, include people in your community, co-workers, service personnel, etc.
This exercise can help you start actively looking for reasons to be grateful, and notice the impact of other people on your everyday life.
Through constant application, positive thinking can vastly improve your circumstances. This is the key, though: positive thinking is an active mindset requiring work and practice. It isn’t a magic solution to problems, but rather a reframing of them to see your situation in a more manageable light.
Hope is essential to a solid Christian faith, and yet, it is often the most challenging part to hold on to. In a world full of diversity and sin, Christians may find their hope in God failing. But the Bible provides advice on keeping hope and faith strong in believers.