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How to Feel Positive and Happier

How to feel positive and happier

How to feel positive and happier

In order to feel more positive and happier, you need to become conscious of the content of your mind and to direct your thoughts towards the present moment, or towards visions of a better future.

Please look at the following diagram and note there are five categories of thought.

Motivation : How to feel positive and happier

You can categorise your thoughts into five major types:

  1. All the good things that have happened in your past.
  2. All the bad things that have happened in your past.
  3. All the good things that may happen in the future.
  4. All the bad things that may happen in the future.
  5. All the things that are happening in the present moment.

If you want to be happy then you should ensure that most of your thoughts are about:

  1. All the things that are happening in the present moment.
  2. All the good things that have happened in your past.
  3. All the good things that may happen in the future.

People who are happy and positive, focus on future-good possibilities. People who are not happy, don't.

Unhappy brains repeatedly think bad thoughts.

All non-happy brains tend to think about the two other categories of thought:

  1. All the bad things that have happened in the past.
  2. All the bad things that may happen in the future.

People who keep thinking about all the bad things that have happened in the past, feel anger, resentment, bitterness, upset, injustice, annoyance, etc. All these are destructive, negative emotions.

People who think about all the bad things that may happen in the future, feel worry, anxiousness, loss of confidence, fear, nervousness, stress. If taken to extremes, these are all negative emotions.

Happy brains repeatedly think good thoughts.

People who are happy concern themselves with:

  • optimistic visions of possible good futures
  • accurate observations of the present moment
  • review all the good things that have happened in the past.

If you keep your mind mostly in these three categories of thought, then you will develop a happy brain.

And if you want to pick a single category of thought, that describes happy state of mind, it is to keep your mind occupied with "visions of a better future".

What happens whenever a person focuses on colourful visions of brighter futures?

Under these conditions the mind becomes charged with emotions of goal focused optimism, enthusiasm, energy, motivation, confidence and inspiration. You can sum up these emotions into a single word, HAPPY.

Happy people are happy because they control the content of their minds; they fill their minds with colourful visions of a more optimistic future, based upon setting realistic goals and thinking constantly about how to achieve them. They steer away from thoughts of bad past events and they refuse to worry about bad possible futures.

Happiness is a learn-able state of mind.

Happiness is not anything anyone can give you.

Money cannot buy it.

Nice surroundings do not guarantee it.

Happiness is gained only by mastering the content of your mind and directing your thoughts towards today and visions of a brighter future based upon setting and achieving valuable, worthwhile goals.

Goal Setting

Take your first positive steps to happiness, by setting some goals. You can use our Goal Setting Questionnaire, to kick start your brighter future, today.

About the Author: Chris Farmer

Chris

Chris Farmer is the founder of the Corporate Coach Group and has many years’ experience in training leaders and managers, in both the public and private sectors, to achieve their organisational goals, especially during tough economic times. He is also well aware of the disciplines and problems associated with running a business.

Over the years, Chris has designed and delivered thousands of training programmes and has coached and motivated many management teams, groups and individuals. His training programmes are both structured and clear, designed to help delegates organise their thinking and, wherever necessary, to improve their techniques and skills.

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