Positive thinking is a mental and emotional state of mind that focuses on the good and expects positive outcomes. Developing and maintaining a positive attitude involves more than merely thinking happy thoughts. It is the anticipation of good (i.e. happiness, health and success) and it is the belief that all things–situations, obstacles and difficulties–will work out favorably in the end.
Optimism does not involve ignoring negativity. It is the acknowledgment of the negative but then choosing to focus on the positive. At its root, it is simply the belief that despite the current circumstances things will work out favorable in the end. A positive mind comes from a heart full of faith.
Staying positive can be tough. Optimism stares obstacles in the eye and consciously chooses to look past them and believe… The problem comes in when the obstacles begin to obstruct optimism’s view. Positivity can start to wain when you are bombarded with a succession of negativity, failures, disappointment and heartbreak. Every challenge we face withdraws from us energy, resilience and a little bit of our faith. Once your positive resources (energy, resilience and faith) are depleted, pessimism slowly begins to creep in and take hold. Below is a list of 20 things you can do to help revive your positive energy: read more.