Why you should nurture your mind with positive thoughts

The mind is the most powerful tool in humans. You have to nurture it daily by consciously thinking positive thoughts that will amplify your strengths, improve your wellbeing and ultimately lead to a better life.

When you constantly think negative thoughts, your energy gets affected and your whole world is fueled by negativity. Not only that, negative thoughts tend to lead to negative speech, which tends to manifest in actions. Then we wonder why “things never work out for me”.

Successful people have a positive mindset and attitude. They focus on what they want and how to get it. By doing this, the brain releases endorphins (feel good hormones) which give them a feeling of well-being.

How do you develop a positive mindset?

No one is born with a positive attitude, it’s something we can all learn and practice.

#1. Acknowledge a negative thought when it comes to your mind, process it and then shift the thought and create a new positive one. Remember, your mind has the capacity to only think one thought at a time, let it be a positive one.

#2. Focus your energy on what you want life and spend time thinking of ways to get it. This keeps you optimistic and helps build your confidence.

#3. Learn from your mistakes and failures but don’t dwell on them. No one said it would be easy, but with a positive mindset, you’re able to learn from your mistakes and move on. You’re motivated to keep trying, to keep going, even when it seems like there’s no hope at all. You’ll eventually get your breakthrough.

#4. Learn to say positive affirmations everyday. There’s actually neuroscience research behind this, positive affirmations help shift your mind from negative thoughts, fear and anxiety. When you say and repeat a positive phrase to yourself, you feel motivated, it also helps boost your confidence and self-esteem. However, the only way for this to be effective is to practice it regularly and make it a habit.

Remember, the universe responds to the thoughts we hold in our minds. Whenever you find yourself thinking a negative thought, acknowledge it and swiftly replace with with a positive one.

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.”

Willie Nelson


  1. Bongiwe

    This is so true, positive thoughts lead to positive results!

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