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How to Develop a Positive Mindset for a Happy Life

The mind is so powerful that it controls what happens in the physical. The success or failure of a person occurs in the mind before it materialized. You can control what goes on in your life by controlling what goes through your mind.

Positive thinking can give you confidence, reduce the possibility of getting stress-related disorders such as depression, hypertension, etc. keeping a positive mindset can and will change our lives positively, whatever you conquer in your mind, you can conquer in the physical so how do we develop a positive mindset?

6 Tips To Have a Positive Mindset

Never miss the early morning good news

Just as Breakfast is an important meal of the day, that is how good news is the important news of the day. I am not referring to checking the morning show on TV, no not that. Start your day off by talking positive things. Look at the mirror, and give yourself the good news. Let’s take for instance “I am going to do great things today”, and “I am the most intelligent person”, “today will be a good day”, etc… even if you feel silly doing this every morning, you are gradually programming your mind and remember, whatever you think, you will eventually become. So never leave the house without telling yourself how good you are. It will boost your self confidence too.

Focus on the good things

Whenever you encounter a challenge, focus on the benefits no matter how little or important they are. For instance, your favorite shoe you wanted to wear for a meeting gets spoilt; just see it as the opportunity to get to wear the other shoes you have neglected. No matter how bad you feel, there is always something to laugh about

Listen to empowering materials

In this morden world, we have access to almost everything we want to learn. If you don’t have time to read a book, you can listen to podcasts and audiobooks while working, running or driving. Some of the best empowering materials include Tony Robbins’ seminar, audiobooks and podcasts.

Learn from every failure

There is no such thing as the perfect person, so you shouldn’t kill yourself over your mistakes. Nobody is above mistake. Learn from your mistakes and past failures. Just because babies fall while trying to walk do not mean they won’t get up again and walk, it is all in the process of growing. Learn from your failures and move on.

Watch what you say

The words of our mouth are powerful. Your words create your world. Replace the negative messages with positives ones. Instead of saying “I am bad at this” say “I can do better, all I need is just practice” keep saying good things, and you will start seeing good things happening in your life.

Leave the past and focus on the present

When I say present, I am not referring to this very minute or the hour or today I am referring to the very moment.  Just because you had a rough five minutes with your client doesn’t mean the rest hours of the day will be miserable. Sometimes the cause of negativity originates from a memory of a recent event or the imagination of a potential future event. Stay in the present moment, focus on what lies ahead and forget about your past.

Keep positive friends

If you are thinking negative thoughts most of the time, take a minute to evaluate the people you keep around.  Surrounding yourself with positive people will help you develop your positive mindset.

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How to Build Self Confidence

Self-confidence is the self-assurance in your ability, power, and judgment. With self-confidence, you can accomplish whatever you set your mind to do. That is why it is necessary to build up our confidence. Self-confidence is about balance, some people are overconfidence while some are under-confidence, and you need the right amount of confidence to succeed.

Under-confidence limits your abilities; you avoid taking risks and stretching yourself or probably not try anything at all. However, being overconfidence may lead to taking too much risk, stretching yourself beyond your abilities which will result in crashing badly.

The right amount of confidence can sprout your actual ability. You will stretch yourself, but not beyond your capabilities. Take the necessary risks you need to succeed, so how do you build self-confidence?

Evaluate your inner circle

The people around you influence your self-confidence in one way or the other. This is the time to evaluate your friends and family. How do they make you feel? Do you feel downcast or empowered after talking to them? You need to consider getting away from people who tear down your confidence and who put you down.

You need to stay active, let your interactions with others fume real enthusiasm. Stop focusing on your past failures and focus on solutions and making positive changes. If your inner circle is not supporting you, it’s time to expand your circle. The best way is to hang out with people who have the same or similar mindset, goals and abitions as yours. You can find them at personal development seminars such as Unleash The Power Within event.

Body language

Your body language tells more about your confidence level than you think. When talking to people, these body styles can help you boost up your body language;

  1. Eye contact: Do you look at people’s shoes or shoulders when discussing with them? The best way to build up your confidence is keeping eye contacts. Keeping eye contact shows the level of your confidence
  2. Smile: keep smiling no matter how bad or tiresome your day looks, smiling makes you feel better and also make people more comfortable with you.
  3. Speech: don’t rush your ideas when discussing with people, it will only give them the impression that you are scared. Talk gently and calmly and see how your confidence grows. Research has shown that those who take the time to speak slowly feel more self-confidence and appear more self-confident to others.
  4. Shoulders: don’t slouch, keep it backward

With the right posture and body language, you draw people close to you and gradually be the confident man or woman you truly are.

Stay clean

Give yourself a clean shave, style your hair and dress nicely. Staying clean will make you feel good about yourself and make others to see you as a strong and self-confident person.

Positive thoughts

Low self-confidence is mainly caused by negative thoughts going through our minds. You have the power to control what runs through your mind. However, you cannot stop bad thoughts from coming, but you can stop it from planting a seed in your mind. That is why you need to stay positive, think positive and surround yourself with positive people. When you feel and see the negative thoughts creeping into your mind, you need to instantly fight it with all the positive thoughts because our thoughts define us.