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Positive Thinking Day: Tips To Help You Create A Positive Outlook

"The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best." Epictetus


10 Tips To Cheer You Up:  1. Use affirmations 2. Set your intention  3. Mindfulness; Be present. 4. Link to think - use Positive Reminders. 5. Have an Attitude of Gratitude 6. Enjoy inspirational and motivational materials; quotes, books, movies, people. 7. Be around Positive people. 8. Show Kindness to self and others  9. Adopt a Spirit of  Faith  in all situations. 10. Smile Often.  A smile is contagious. Positive Thinking Day
Today is Positive Thinking Day and there is no better way to celebrate it than to put on some Happy music, put a big smile on your face, give free hugs liberally and dance the night away. Why not? It's going to be a great day; today, tomorrow and every day we choose to be happy about life and all the good in it. In case you are wondering how PTD came about, you should read Dr. Kirsten Harrell's story. She is the Chief Positive Officer for PTD and initiator of this important idea to designate 24 hours for us to observe and change how we respond to situations in our environment. What does positive thinking mean to you?


"Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy." Norman Vincent Peale

 
6 Tips To Help You Along: 1. Don't be a Pollyanna. 2. Practice Awareness  3. Avoid labeling your thoughts  4. Feed your positivity  5. Engage in uplifting conversations with yourself. 6. Surround yourself with positive people. HuffPost 5 Ways To Up Your Joy: 1.  Be aware of your automatic reactions 2. Catch and reframe your thoughts 3. Don't believe everything your mind tells you 4.  Let go of fear  5. Find your mood changers. CNN
According several sources; including the good folk at PositiveThinkingDay, CNN,HuffPost, Examiner, and Reader's Digest, there are many ways to create a positive experience in our daily lives. One thing they all seemed to share is the fact that happiness and being positive is a choice. We can look at difficult situations and find the good in them. We can choose to see the light in a dark tunnel. If we want to maintain an equilibrium of joy in our lives, we have to be proactive in ensuring that we surround ourselves with uplifting people and thoughts. Our mood and perspective can shift if we avoid negativity and practice being aware of positive pick-me-ups.  How does it manifest in your life?
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"A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others." Ayn Rand




Pharrell Williams - Happy (Official Music Video)
20 Tips To Set Your Week 1. Practice mindfulness. 2. Laugh out loud. 3. Go to sleep. 4. Hum along. 5. Declutter. 6. Just say no. 7. Make a list. 8. Do one thing at a time. 9. Garden. 10. Tune out the news. 11. Take a dog for a walk. 12. Scent the air. 13. Ignore the stock market. 14. Visit a quiet place. 15. Volunteer. 16. Spend time alone. 17. Walk mindfully. 18. Give priority to close relationships. 19. Take care of the soul. 20. Count your blessings. Reader's Digest
As you can see, there are lots of ways to put a smile on our faces. Each of us can create a list of things that make us happy and keep it handy as a quick reference. I've always enjoyed a good laugh and love reading inspirational books that remind me of the best outlook to adopt. Music is a great equalizer and if Happy music is part of your daily make-up, Pharrell Williams song above should make you smile. He features ordinary people dancing to his song. Now that is taking a chance at being videotaped for being Happy. We can be grounded in reality and still find joy in our lives. Being positive or happy doesn't mean pretending that everything is perfect. It means seeing the perfection in our imperfections. It's more about  being solution oriented than walking around with a smile on our faces. How do you create positivity in your life?

Some Food for Thought: Be vigilant; and keep the mind happy. What does Positive thinking mean to you? How does it manifest in your life? What are you grateful for today?; Love and Peace!

I would love to hear from you. Please leave me a comment. Thank You!

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All photos from smiling cookie, smiling girl, smiley
 via Wikipedia

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet


42 comments:

  1. I workout but I need to do more of what you suggested. Pinning this for future negative thoughts.

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  2. love this song ;) thanks for sharing this and YES I AM HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hehe thanks so much for sharing this , I so needed this and going through your list ;) @tisonlyme143

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  3. Positive Thinking Day should be at least once a week, LOL. At least today being Monday it will certainly have a greater impact! I think one of the best secrets to the success of Positive Thinking is affirmations. Say it often enough and you will believe it!

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  4. It really helps to smile often. Not only will people see you as someone friendly and positive, but you will also look younger and brighter.

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  5. These are all great tips but I really enjoyed reading the 20 tips to set your week! When it comes to what I'm grateful for, my family for sure.

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  6. Thanks for the happy thoughts!! Sometimes its tough to be positive but it helps to always try and remember and dig deep :)

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  7. Positive Thinking Day! Absolutely brilliant. Happy by Pharrell ALWAYS makes me smile!

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  8. A simple way towards the day can make your life easier the minute you wake up in the morning. That's the way simple people will live and happy for their existence. God created humans as equal and humans decided their own life, where the happiness brings.

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  9. Love your tips for happiness especially an attitude of gratitude. Btw, any post that has this video will always make my day better. Thanks.

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  10. What is Pollyana? Just curious.

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    1. It is a goody two shoe who sees the world as all wonderful in a dizzy unrealistic way.

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  11. I really do try to be positive, especially for my kids. It's not always easy, but I do try!

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  12. I am grateful that my family and I are healthy. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Positivity just helps you get past the hard times. We just all need the "can do attitude".

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  14. I really, really try to twist everything into some sort of positive. It makes a different in my perception big time.

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  15. You have loads of great helpful tips! For me, happy music helps alot! I stopped listening to emo music that makes me sad n start finding myself more positive... Similarly, bubble tea is my mood changer, so having that makes me overjoy too!

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  16. You have loads of great helpful tips! For me, happy music helps alot! I stopped listening to emo music that makes me sad n start finding myself more positive... Similarly, bubble tea is my mood changer, so having that makes me overjoy too!

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  17. thank you dear, it makes my day, a very thoughtful process elaborate here to be happy....

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  18. We should have a positive thinking day more often =) I like the idea from the blog

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  19. Positive thinking is something that gets me through all my lows. So I love your article :)

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  20. Positive thinking is something that gets me through all my lows. So I love your article :)

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  21. I think positive all the time.. then the negative pops its ugly head.. just need to be more positive..

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  22. I really believe that being kind to others can have a huge impact on how your day goes. Seeing people so thankful for the simplest of things can just make you happy. :)

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  23. Thank you so much for sharing this and for lifting up our spirits. Think Positive! Be Positive! And how can you no think happy and positive when you listen to Pharrell Williams "Happy" song? It makes me want to dance.

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  24. I need to feed on my positivity more, thanks for sharing.

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  25. Wish I could do more of the positive thinking as I put myself down too much .x

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  26. I truly believe in the power of a smile...smiles and being positive/happy are truly contagious! Although it was over-played in the summertime, Pharell's Happy' song was infectiously uplifting!

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  27. How to do my positive outlook is eat my favorite food, listening to my favorite music, and give a hug to my husband. Love is the best way to give our positve look, love with family, with husband/wife, love with food, with your hobbies..

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  28. Smile! I feel happy when I smile, even if I started out in a bad mood. Positive thinking is so powerful!

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  29. Great tips and I love the quote at the beginning! I actually were a huge Polyanna fan in my childhood and tried to be just like her. It might not be a perfect option (at least the movie version, the book isn't as annoying) but it did teach me a lot about seeing the good in everything and loving my life and the people around me.

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  30. Sounds like a great day to have! Should be postive thinking everyday!

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  31. It is not to have positive thinking always especially you have a very very bad day. Thanks for the tips. It may help to work on positivity.

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  32. Great tips. I always find starting is the hardest part, but it gets easier with time.

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  33. Very inspiring and well written. Too much thinking can lead to negatives too.

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  34. I think by being positive and happy, people are naturally at drawn to you. My cats make me happy!

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  35. I love Farrel Williams song because of the positive vibrations it brings. Positivism for me means being grateful for what God has given to you, appreciating all those small things that make life fascinating. I am a positive person by nature.

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  36. I am glad you talked about this. I think it is a choice whether to be positive or not. There is a lot of bad things going on but we have to try to look at the good and if we compare ourselves to those less fortunate we will realize we really have it great compared to most people. Great ideas and ways to be happy!! Rita Spratlen

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  37. Keeping a positive outlook is so important!

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  38. I agree positive thinking can make a huge difference in your day to day life. Thank you for sharing.

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  39. This is just what I needed! All too often we concentrate on the bad. There have been so many days where I would wake up with negative thoughts, therefore ruin what could have been a potentially awesome day. Sometimes all it takes is ONE positive thought to make your day great😊

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  40. I love these quotes. They are so positive.

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  41. I really appreciate this article. I used to smile all the time and not so much any more. I guess I am having a hard time with my fibromyalgia and it is effecting my mood. Thank you so much for this great article. It was a great reminder for me

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