Some people think that actions are the most important things. While it’s totally correct, we should look deeper to understand the origin of action. If we look attentively enough, it will become evident that actions are based on thoughts and thought-forms, which induce emotions that make us behave in a certain way. Therefore, to improve the quality of life, we should focus on improving the quality of our thoughts. Skeptics can criticize this statement saying that it’s irrelevant, but it is proved by hundreds, if not thousands, of scientific researches. Science proves that negative emotions affect the immune system and make us vulnerable to diseases. By the way, have you ever paid your attention to the word “disease”? It consists of “dis” and “easy”, which means that if someone is not at ease about some external or internal situation, they will face a problem. Being at ease and in peace with oneself is what grants you a stressless, healthy, and happy life. Easier said than done, right? Right, but it’s workable. Let’s look how you can alter your thoughts to live a happy and fulfilling life.
Top 5 Ways to Change Your Thoughts
Form positive affirmations
You may not notice, but you make affirmations every day. “I can’t do it”, “I’m so tired”, “I’m a loser” – these are all affirmations. The question is whether you are repeating constructive or destructive affirmations. Review your affirmations and throw away the garbage by replacing negative ones with the positive ones.
Forgive yourself for your mistakes
Unfortunately, we often curse ourselves for the mistakes we committed in the past. While we should learn from our mistakes, we definitely shouldn’t curse ourselves. Once you’ve learnt the lesson, just move on.
Reckon your blessings and joys
I know a person who always says how miserable he is, though his body works well, he has a great loving family, a car, a place to sleep, and delicious food to eat every day. He takes all the positive things for granted and focuses on the negatives. That’s not a proper way of living. If you’re reading this article, you probably live better than 4 billion people in the world who live in total poverty. Be grateful for this. Think about people who are less privileged than you are. The glass is neither half-empty nor half-full. It’s just the way it is and you should be grateful for the water in it.
Seek contentment and happiness in the present
If you always look for happiness in the future, you will never find it, because happiness can exist only in the now. The present moment is all you have, so learn to appreciate it the way it is.
Be the master of your mood
Increase your emotional intelligence in order to achieve success. Don’t allow other people or circumstances to bother your inner state.
Believe me, once you change your mind, the whole world will change as well.