If like me, you grew up in the 1960’s, 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. Sadly, that sadly doesn’t amount to positive thinking. There is a link between what we emotionally think and illness.
Perhaps there are many reasons why we didn’t talk. We may not have been sure how our thoughts will have been received, whether what we’re saying is something our parents would think is stupid, or perhaps it’s because we didn’t see our parents talk, so we learned not to talk either. If our parents are open with us, we will learn how to be open.
But 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 think positively we must deal with our issues. That must happen if we are to change our present thinking.
We must also practice positive thinking and believe in the power of positive thinking, because those together will bring about positive change.