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Updated: Feb 19, 2022

We all have a choice to focus on the negative or the positive. In this article, I’m going to

discuss the techniques and benefits of positive thinking and how can you actually do it.

“Don’t be pushed by fears, let your dreams lead you in life." - Merrin Schnabel

In this day and age, anyone can be easily affected by the negative things happening

around us. The misfortunes of others can cause us to think about what bad things might

happen to us in the future. We may even convince ourselves that we deserve to be

negatively affected because of something we did in the past.

When we start looking for excuses to be negative, we have given ourselves permission

to take a step back from being positive thinkers. It is up to us what we choose, and if we

want to be positive thinkers, it is up to us what we do with these thoughts.


Positive thinking is something that is not just reserved for the lucky few. It requires time

and effort to change your mindset, but you can always do it. Here are a few techniques

that you can try.

1. Manage your emotions. - Before you can actually manage your emotions, you

have to be aware of them. Ask yourself, why are you feeling that way. What are

the triggers of your negative emotions? Understanding the triggers/source will

help you overcome or avoid them so you can guard your emotions well.

2. Recognize your worth. - Many people unconsciously don’t realize their worth.

They presume that the measure of their self-worth comes from other people’s

approval which is totally wrong. Each of us is worthy of love, respect, and

acceptance. Once you recognize your worth, you can live your life to the fullest

by accepting your strengths and seeing opportunities for growth in your