Resolution #4: Tips for Positive Thinking
With an economic crisis, uncertainty about the future of your personal or working life and everyday hassles, it’s hard not to let anxiety and sadness get the best of you! What if you used the new year as a reason to be more optimistic? With these useful tips from FizzUp, you can change your attitude and the way you live your life. All you have to do is learn how to take better care of yourself!
“I’M GOING TO STOP BEING PESSIMISTIC”: THE SECRETS OF POSITIVE THINKING
- Learn how to think (and act) differently
What’s pessimism? Pessimism is a feeling that encourages you to focus on the negative aspects, giving you the impression that you’re the victim of your own life and that you can’t influence the turn of events.“I can’t do it,” “It’s too hard!,” “I can’t!” and “There’s no way…!” are some of the many things you could say that show that you’re a defeatist.
Practicing positive thinking means that you have to learn how to think differently and focus on what works without expecting the worst. To do this, stop focusing on the unattainable, which will always frustrate you. Instead, concentrate on the opportunities that are available to you. Don’t just think about the problems, but also the solutions that can arise from them, stop saying you can’t when you can and think in stages instead of letting the long road ahead intimidate you.
Opening yourself up to others can also be another way to overcome pessimism. Creating new connections, caring for your relationships, cultivating a friendly disposition, sharing and laughing often turn into to happiness and enjoyment!
- Be your own life coach
Don’t wait for your friends, family members or colleagues to give you the motivation you need to look on the bright side of life or start your various life projects. Be your own life coach! What’s better than a little self-kindness to soften a pessimistic personality? Lift your spirits and see yourself in a new light by making a list of all your skills and talents. You’ll build your self-esteem and maintain it over the long term.
Lastly, don’t forget to reflect upon all the projects or tasks that you’ve managed to accomplish. Better yet, write them down on paper. You’ll build self-confidence and above all, you’ll be able to draw inspiration from it when you’re feeling down.
Putting theory into practice: relearning how to take better care of yourself
Enjoying yourself at the dinner table while eating a balanced meal and being physically active on a regular basis are powerful antidepressants. What are their advantages? They’re normal and within everyone’s reach, so why do without them?
- Watch what you eat
What if you ate meals that act as antidepressants? Sometimes, you just have to get into healthy eating habits to put a smile back on your face. Avoid pre-made meals and processed foods that only put you in a bad mood; they make you forget what healthy food tastes like and reduce your vitamin intake. Cooking your own meals can do wonders for you! You can cook up meals as you like them with seasonal ingredients and a moderate intake of salt and fat.
To fight against pessimism, feel free to load up on omega fatty acids! Your brain has a constant need for omega-3 fatty acid DHA and omega-6 fatty acids, which are essential for healthy neuron function and maintenance. Studies have even shown that these fatty acids have a direct impact on your overall mood and sleep because they have an impact on melatonin secretion. Remember, this is the hormone that regulates sleep and wakefulness.
All oily fish such as tuna, salmon or herring as well as vegetable oils (olive, walnut, linseed, etc.) will give you the daily intake you need. Nuts are also part of an antidepressant diet, so feel free to add walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts to your meals. When eaten in moderation, they’re a great healthy snack.
- Discover the benefits of exercise
The FizzUp trainer gives you workouts that last only 20 minutes that you can do right on your smartphone, tablet or computer. You’ll get a workout that’s right for you using an initial evaluation, which will put you in a great mood because you’ll never do exercises that you aren’t capable of!
You CAN do something about your negative thinking! With some tricks and rules to live by, FizzUp makes it possible for you to get back your peace of mind and always look on the bright side of life. Practicing positing thinking every day will help you see the glass half full.