How to think positively? “Positive thinking” is a subject more than overused! Just search the internet to find thousands of articles on the subject, not to mention the impressive literature available on how to practice positive thinking. Well, why do you have yet another article? Here, we will mainly talk about the link between language and positive thinking. How does the wording of the sentences we speak affect how we approach the world?
Thinking positive is a state of mind and language is its main ally!
Without going so far as to assert that without language thought cannot exist, it is undeniable that language remains the main support for thought. Thought shapes our language and vice versa. “(…) Words always suggest more than the thought which gave rise to them, triggering in those who listen to them an infinity of possible representations” (see the article https://www.letemps.ch/sciences/pensee-estelle -content-language).
Given the close connection between language and thought, we can act positively on our thoughts through language. Let’s see how it works to get rid of our negative thoughts and move towards a more confident and fulfilled existence.
How to think positively?
In general, most of us are conditioned to formulate our thoughts in a negative way: self-criticism, self-denigration, guilt … By doing so we not only prevent ourselves from being happy but also we put sticks in the wheels which results in worry, frustration and dissatisfaction.
As long as we continue to think that happiness is a situation dependent on external events or on the people around us, it is quite possible that we will never be really happy. How to think positively? Happiness is above all a choice, one can deliberately choose to be happy! Of course on our way there will be difficulties, trials to overcome, disappointments …
To replace our negative ideas with a positive thought and attitude, our language, the words we use, whether in an internal monologue or in a dialogue, are essential. We always have the possibility of expressing ourselves by choosing a positive formulation that frees us from our negative conditioning.
Words against evils!
Having a positive attitude towards life is also a benevolent commitment to oneself. Faced with different life situations, we often use defeatist language. However, it is possible for us to think and express ourselves by choosing words that will encourage a confident attitude, positive events, optimism, an opening to welcome the best of life … Here, it is in no way case of “magic words”, but of a way of expressing oneself to free us from our mental conditioning and to cultivate a good mental disposition.
To change our language habits and adopt a positive posture here is a list of suggestions that will help you reprogram your mental patterns:
- I am in good health and I feel good about myself.
- I thank life for all that I have.
- wake up enthusiastic expecting the best.
- take care of myself and I feel better and better in life.
- I am happy and I deserve it.
- I am always calm and relaxed.
- let go, I always get the best.
- change and the world changes for the better around me.
- Do everything with love and a positive attitude.
- love my life.
- love myself as I am.
- deserve the best in the world.
- always feel confident about life.
- Love guides my life and I remain open to all possibilities of meeting.
Self-suggestive thoughts speak directly to the unconscious. The basic principle is to formulate them in the present, the only time understood by the unconscious. Do not say “I would like” but rather “I want”, do not say “I will pass this exam” but say “I pass this exam easily”.