This is a guest post by Sophia Smith
Recent years have brought much talk about the power of positive thinking as something that has a positive impact on the entire life of the individual.
Sometimes we need a stimulus in the form of contact with inspiring people in order to change our own view of the world, start to work on ourselves and on maximizing and enhancing our potential.
There are steps that should be followed in order to adopt this attitude; however, it is always recommended to start from ourselves, the lives we lead and things we have.
Taking a piece of paper and writing down everything we have and are grateful for, even the smallest of things is a good start.
Showing gratitude for what we have and who we have in life is the purest form of gratitude sent out into the universe.
Something like this gives us an insight into the fact that we are surrounded by plenty of nice and wonderful things that we often take for granted, but which are in fact little things that many would do anything to have.
Also, most people have found it prosperous and helpful to repeat the so-called “affirmations” – positive thoughts that particularly help in tough times.
With the lives we live today, it gets pretty difficult to focus on inner peace and serenity.
This is why it’s important to find time for ourselves and focus on building up all the energy we waste during the day; focusing on our own personal and spiritual development and balance is what will make all the difference.
Even if you spare only 15 minutes a day to try and find your oasis of peace, it will help you to function normally in the chaos that surrounds us and balance everything out.
All of us should understand that a spiritual retreat is just a few steps away and we need to embrace it and give it a chance.
Here are a few simple steps to help you embrace positive thinking and, consequently, upgrade your life.
To make a change, you first need to know what it is you need and want to change.
Emotions and thoughts that are sometimes labeled as “negative” aren’t always negative and don’t have to be negative for you, personally.
However, try to take a good look into your life and rationally divide and conquer – single out emotions you had previously detected as harmful and try to replace them with positive ones. The process is long but will help you more than you know.
The moment you become aware of your blessings, they’ll start coming to you in even bigger numbers than they previously had. Showing everyday gratitude for what you have is the first step to becoming happy in life.
However, blessings won’t come to you if you recognize them intellectually only; for the universe to “sense” your gratitude you need to understand your blessings on both the emotional and intellectual level, and honestly feel happy for having all that you have.
Remember – you don’t “deserve” anything, and nobody is going to give you anything. What you feel is what you’ll get.
Understand that you are in control
Your life depends on you and how you handle all of the opportunities around you.
Naturally, you don’t have the power to influence big, nature-controlled things or other things around you, but you do control your attitude – whether you perceive a particular situation as an obstacle or an opportunity.
Sophia Smith is Australian based fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger. She is also very passionate about organic beauty products and healthy lifestyle. Sophia writes mostly in beauty related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is a regular contributor at High Style Life on topics related to beauty and fashion.
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