Is The Glass Half Full Or Half Empty?

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"A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug"
Patricia Neal
There are many advantages that can be gained by simply thinking positive thoughts. One such advantage is the important role it plays in daily stress management. Our ability to cope with stress is to a certain extent governed by our outlook on life. Generally, the more positive outlook on life that we have, the greater our stress coping ability will be.
Is the glass half full or half empty? Your outlook on life will influence the ease of which you handle life turmoil and to a certain extent, it will also determine your mental as well as physical well-being. An optimistic person will generally be healthier, more resilient in the face of life trauma
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One good aspect about positive thinking is that this skill is learn-able. As this process involves converting the mind habit from negative tendency to the positive one, do not expect to have quick results. Be patient with yourself and you will gradually see improvement in yourself.
• It starts by identifying which areas of your life that you are negative about, such as relationship issues or financial difficulties. There are always two ways in perceiving a situation, positive and negative. Two persons can have entirely different perceptions over the same negative events happening in their life. Person A (the positive thinker) thinks that this setback is temporary, does not take it personally and focuses on finding ways to get back on his feet. Person B (the pessimist) fills his mind with blame, denial, and plays the role of a victim. He refuses to feel better by looking at the situation through a more positive angle. It won't be an easy process to transform one's outlook from negative to positive. Only through willingness to change and the desire for the better can a person successfully go through this mental transformation
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Every second, your mind will be filled with either positive or negative thoughts. Be aware of your thoughts. If you are feeling stressed, down or dejected, this implies that you are currently allowing negative thoughts to roam through your mind. Once aware, try to let go of the negativity and to supplant it with some positive spin to it. This is a constant battle between positive versus negative thoughts. You need to ensure that your positive thought will eventually win the battle.

• Leading a healthy life style. Engage yourself with activities that will bring advantageous effect to you mental and physical well-being. For mental health, consider meditation, yoga. Whereas for physical health, try to do a regular exercise such as three times a week as well as pay close attention to the food that you are eating.
Like anything else, practice leads to betterment. If you are feeling stressed and negative at the moment, practice self-acceptance as well as being gentle towards yourself. Avoid blaming, complaining and justification of any negative situation. Don't feel guilty or bad that you are feeling negative about certain things. Practice more on positive self-talk and has confidence that sooner or later, your outlook on life will

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