How to Celebrate Positive Thinking Day This Year
September 13th marks Positive Thinking Day. A tradition invented in 2003, it’s a day to remember the positive things in our life, smile for them, be kind to ourselves and others, and spread happiness.
A day like that reminds us that negativity is a choice. We are the ones who have control over our thoughts and actions. And choosing to be pessimistic is a behavior you can turn around so you can find happiness in each fleeting moment.
Positive Thinking Day is something you should celebrate not just once a year, but every morning when you wake up. It can become your attitude towards life and can turn you into a loving, optimistic individual making others around him joyful.
Here are some ideas on how to celebrate Positive Thinking Day this September:
Start the day with positive affirmations.
Affirmations are statements that you can repeat to yourself (out loud or in your head) that set the tone for the day. A few positive sentences said out loud while looking at yourself in the mirror (to make the effect even more powerful) can suddenly boost your mood, give you the confidence you need, and help you let go of negativity and smile instead.
Do that the morning on Positive Thinking Day. Your mind is most susceptible when you wake up, so the first thoughts you feed it with will define the rest of your day. Make sure they are positive.
Reflect on the power of positive thinking.
Positive thinking can become your philosophy, a way of thinking and living that will one day become your legacy. But you first need to understand how it can change your life and the life of those around you.
Set some time aside on Positive Thinking Day to reflect. Go back to your past and remember the moments when negativity took over. Remember the many times you didn’t take action because you didn’t believe in yourself, others talked you out of your goals, or you imagined the worst possible outcome and wanted to avoid it at all costs.
You have specific reasons why you need a positive mindset. Write them all down and keep them in mind so you can be positive not just today, but any other day of the year.
Read and share inspiring quotes.
Sometimes a single quote on success, motivation or positivity can brighten up our day and inspire us to be our best self.
Search for some online or via social media and don’t forget to share them with friends and followers when you find some powerful ones.
Smile to everyone you meet.
Smiling is contagious. That’s even science-backed.
When having a smile on your face during interactions with people, you make them respond with the same emotional state and smile back. Even if they’ve had a bad day so far, something small like that can turn it around.
So use Positive Thinking Day to spread some positivity around. It will come back to you in even bigger amounts.
Leave all negative thoughts behind.
Negativity has no place in your day. Whatever it is you’re going through, you need to keep your clear mind, harmony and optimism so you can overcome it and move on with more experience, knowledge and eagerness to succeed.
Each failure is a learning experience, every person who leaves our life shows us that he or she wasn’t the right fit and makes room for new individuals to enter our social circle.
Whatever negative thought you have in your mind, it can be analyzed and replaced with its positive equivalent.
Write down things you’re grateful for.
Keeping a gratitude journal is a technique many successful people share. You can start that habit by writing down a few things you’re grateful for today. Notice how each thought becomes more real the moment you write it down.
That’s because writing is an activity that helps us internalize what we put on paper and truly believe it. The more reasons to be grateful for that you list, the happier you’ll become even if nothing in your life is changing.
Use Positive Thinking Day 2018 as a chance to re-invent yourself, to show your positive side to others and allow them to respond with the same.