If like me, you grew up in the 1960s, it is highly likely you weren’t encouraged to open up or talk about things, so concerns, worries or problems will never have been discussed. That doesn’t amount to positive thinking.
Perhaps it’s because we didn’t see our parents talk, so we learned not to talk either, or perhaps it was because we may not have been sure how our thoughts would be received, whether what we were saying was something our parents would think was stupid. But whatever our reasoning, if our parents are open with us, we will learn how to be open.
Positive thinking comes with many emotional benefits. We function better when we talk about things, and that helps give us a more positive outlook. Issues become less stressful and less stress means increased mental clarity. Those of us who continually think positively also experience better health.
Positive thinking is a great way of reprogramming the mind, so that we can tackle any issue that crops up. In order to deal with our issues, we must think positively. That must happen if we are to change our present thinking.
For us to practise positive thinking we must believe in the power of positive thinking, because those together will bring about positive change.