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Positive thinking should be a way of life. Both positive and negative energy are contagious and can affect your physical, mental and emotional health. When we begin to focus on what we have and where we want to go, rather than what we don’t have, our whole life perspective changes.

Optimists deal with life’s ups and downs in a different way to the average person. They will look for the positive aspect in every situation. Being optimistic doesn’t mean that you ignore problems or difficulties, it means approaching them with a constructive mindset.

It is up to you to choose to be happy. Be clear about your life’s goals and confident that you can achieve them over a period of time. Use your goals to dictate your decisions and choices in life. Positive thinking goes beyond good feelings and contentment, it promotes a set of emotions that lead to brain development, and the expansion of a series of skills that can carry you through the most trying times in your life.

In difficult times, your positivity will be tested. Learning to remain positive when your circumstances are telling you otherwise takes practice. Put your positivity into action by: avoiding negative self-talk, and speaking positively to and about yourself; increase your expectations; believe that good things will happen to you; take part in daily activities that cause you to feel positive about yourself; perform acts of kindness to others.

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