Janice Bowles Hypnotherapy

The Power of Positive Attitude

5 Key Points For Daily Positive Thinking

Our outlook and attitude on life in general plays a huge part in how happy we are in life and how successful we become.

Someone who is optimistic and thinks positively will be more relaxed, calm and smile more than someone who is always looking on the bad side, who lets stress get to them and who constantly wear a frown.

Not only does how you think and feel affect you, it also affects those around you and very often negatively influences outcomes; in short our mood affects our every day.

Developing and keeping a positive outlook is essential if you wish to lead a happy, contented and fulfilling life. It also allows you to have more fun and enjoyable to be with.

There are many ways in which you can develop a more positive outlook and begin to change how you think and feel about the many situations that you encounter in day-to-day living.

Changing your attitude and not slipping back into negative thinking will take time, but eventually your new outlook will become second nature.

"A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you" ~ Joyce Meyer

The five main key points to remember when changing your outlook are:

1. Practice a POSITIVE ATTITUDE on a daily basis

Turn your way of thinking into positive thinking and practice seeing a positive side on a daily basis.

There are always positive aspects to a situation, even if you don't see it at first. Practicing this allows for flexible thinking and even if the positive side isn't evident initially, keep an open mind. 

If a particular subject is causing you to think and feel negative, then take a break from it and find a different topic altogether than the one that is currently bothering you.

The mere focus upon something good has the potential to alter your mood for the better in a matter of minutes.

Ideally, as you go about your day, set your mind on completing one task at a time and think of at least one positive outcome and how good you will feel when you have completed the task.

Avoid giving in to doubt and negative rumination. It's a discipline that may be challenging at first especially when a negative bias has been your default reaction. 

2. Stamp out negative conversations

Don’t let your conversations turn negative, when in a conversation it is easy to let others discourage you, particularly if they have a negative outlook on life. (Notice whether you attract other negative thinkers).

It’s tempting to fall back into your old ways, because people like agreeing with each other for approval. Instead be aware this person is speaking negatively and either turn the negative talk into something positive, change the subject or politely remove yourself from the conversation.

When you look for the good in everything and any situation you will find that you attract more positive people into your life and the negative ones will disappear!

Of course we do sometimes have those negative days and especially when intially re-training your thinking it may seem a little more challenging. It’s because you are noticing it more and simply an indication that you are changing and becoming more aware.

So whenever you do meet someone who is speaking negatively,  just realise it's because you are most likely having negative thinking too! Maybe you are attracting that negative energy - we tend to unconsciously seek such confirmation.

By taking time out to relax or engage in some better thinking practices your outer circumstances will change - try it and see for yourself.

3. Look for the positive and feel good!

Look for the positive in those around you and point it out, this way you can encourage a positive attitude all around you.

Complimenting others and when done genuinely is a brilliant way to uplift not only the person you are complimenting but yourself too!

After all, doesn’t it feel good to make someone else feel good?

If it’s difficult to find the positive in others – I know it can be hard sometimes and people can test us to the limit – but we don't have to be taken over by their negative attitudes and outlook. Instead think of something that gives you a lovely feeling such as your cat or your dog or just bring a lovely memory to mind.

It’s all about making a choice in reaching for the good feeling, which will then carry on into every area of your life – it’s powerful, you’ll see!

4. Use the power of positive attitude every day

Whatever you are doing in your day-to-day life, if something is bugging you take a moment to look for the good in it. If it's a boring task that you dislike doing and leaves you feeling on a negative spin, look for something about it that turns it into a more positive situation.

Be a little lighter in your attitude about a situation. It probably isn’t all that bad after all and even if you just ask the question, “What can I see in this situation that will allow me to feel good?” Give it a little time and you’ll be amazed what comes up.

There are times when negitive thinking is masking fearful thoughts. You know, think the worst then I won't be taken by surprise. Yet how about thinking about the kind of outcome that you'd ideally like?

It isn't just about 'magical thinking' or unrealistic expectation. Research shows there are many more beneficial reasons for developing an optimistic and positive attitude.

5. Avoid going back to negativity

Never let yourself become distracted or hoodwinked into going back to negativity. It takes time to change the way you feel and think and if you have been down on yourself and the world for a long time then your new outlook will take a while to register and stay around.

You will find over time that many areas of your life can be changed just by changing your outlook from a negative one to a more positive.

You will find that your self-esteem improves, you become more popular, you feel happier and are more confident than before, you are able to tackle the tasks you once hated without them causing you stress and anxiety and your relationships improve.

Are you needing help to develop a powerful positive attitude?

If you feel like you need some extra help around positive thinking and positive attitude, I have been helping people for over twenty years make powerful changes to how they think and feel.

How does it work?

With one-to-one online sessions, we work together to discover... 

  • How you currently respond to every day difficulties and situtions. 
  • Your coping mechanism's to life's challenges.
  • Beliefs and attitudes that block positivity. Due to social influences, circumstances or your natural temperament. 
  • Develop a realistic, positive mindset and transform your outlook.
  • Feel better about yourself, thereby becoming more spontaneous, self-confident and fun.
  • Hypnosis session(s) and or EFT Tapping can safely train your mind to develop a positive outlook and help you change the way you think and feel.

Connect with me today to arrange an online session.

It's well worth the effort to develop a positive attitude that will serve you well for the rest of your life and have a positive influence on the people you love and those around you.


About the Author Janice Bowles

Janice Bowles, is a Hypnotherapist, EFT practitioner and Life Coach and has specialised in Stress Management since 1996.

  • Joan says:

    Hi Janice – great article and clearly written. Many good points to remember. It can be difficult to stay positive and takes a great deal of effort on a daily basis for it to become more natural. Reframing our thoughts to view life situations with a positive tone can make a world of difference.

    Thanks again for the post and reminders.


    • Hi Joan, thank you for your kind comments. At first it does take effort to watch your thoughts and change them but as with any new habit it does become easier. I appreciate your stopping by. 🙂

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