What's really interesting is that not many people really think about the power of positive thinking. Barbara Frederickson is positive psychology researcher who performed a study proving that positive thinking opens up new doors and the pathway to success.
When we're negative, "your brain closes off from the outside world and focuses on the negative emotions of fear, anger, and stress" says James Clear in his article for the Huffington Post. Thinking negatively just narrows your mind down to the trigger of your negative feeling.
There's no escaping that negative feeling once you've set your mind on it. But how do you overcome that? How can you step into the power of positive thinking?
Clear suggests three methods: 1) meditation, 2) writing about positive experiences, and 3) making time to play. My addition is to find a few positive affirmations that you enjoy and recite daily. These affirmations can be any combination of positive phrases, whether it relates to work, success, family or confidence.
Here is a great list of 100 positive affirmations you can use. Take a few and write them down. Each morning when you wake up, while you're brushing your teeth, or while you're having your morning cup of coffee, recite your affirmations. Believe these words to your core and go on to conquer your day.
More is yet to come. I'll be sharing my top affirmations for getting through negativity on the golf course. Send me your favorite affirmations on Twitter or Facebook!