Today, this process breeds the pessimism and negativity that wanders your mind until it finds a threat.
When the risk is real, this reaction is helpful, but if it is imaginary, you are overcome by an image of reality that wreaks havoc in your life.
Communication is an essential skill for success and also it helps if you are in a positive state of mind.
Positivity and physical and mental health:
Pessimism is bad for your health. Numerous studies show the optimist is physically and psychologically fitter than the pessimist.
Your level of pessimism or optimism influences your overall health, and researchers say the pessimist's health deteriorates much faster with aging.
Likewise, the optimist has been found to be less likely to have cardiovascular disease and to live longer. According to researchers, there is a correlation between pessimism and a weakened immune system.
Positivity and professional performance:
Keeping a positive attitude isn't just great for your health. In particular, in the sales professions (we are all salespeople because not a day goes by without our having to convince, convey an idea, or change things ...).
It has been observed that the salesperson optimistic is much more successful than a pessimist, such as the newly recruited executive who is optimistic and runs half the risk of losing his job in the first year.
Real positivity is turning alarmist thinking into optimism.
Separate fact from fiction:
Focusing on the positive starts with stopping rehashing bad ideas that feed into negativity.
The more you ruminate on sterile thoughts, the more power you grant to them, while the majority of these obsessions are fiction and not facts.
To properly measure their reality, you can, for example, write them down on a sheet of paper, which slows down their flow and allows you to assess their veracity.
As you reread your notes outside of the mood in which you were writing them, you will find that they are not always factual.
And for writing that still looks like a fact, ask a trusted friend or colleague if they agree with you. And the truth should come out.
When you have the impression that an event or threat is recurring, remember, your brain tends to inflate its frequency or severity.
Also identifying them and labeling them by separating them from the facts will help you escape the vicious cycle of negativity.
Identify a positive benchmark:
Once you get rid of the negative thoughts, you need to train your brain to focus on the positive.
Realistic thinking easily refocuses your mind's attention when things are going well, and your mood is good.
But when things go wrong and your mind is plagued with pessimistic thoughts, it becomes a real challenge.
One solution can be to look for something positive in your day, or in the days before, no matter how small.
The main thing is to have that cue that you can call your attention to when a negative thought comes over you.
First eliminate its power by separating fact from fiction, then replace it with positive.
And once you've identified that constructive thought, direct your mind to it whenever your mind tends to “negate”.
If this proves difficult, write down that thought again to discredit its truthfulness, and quickly join the positive thought to benefit.
Cultivate an attitude of gratitude:
It has also been observed that those who take the time to show their gratitude by obtaining a personal benefit and greatly help them to reduce stress level.
Research at the University of California has found that anyone who cultivates an attitude of gratitude every day benefits from improved mood and energy.
Nurturing such a disposition focuses you on the positive.
Whenever you feel the threat of misfortune, use gratitude to give your mind a strong signal, and over time, positive behavior more often than not becomes a way of life.