The Power of Positive Thinking

Social media marketing thrives on positive thinking. When people come at you with negative comments, community managers need to turn their frowns upside down. However, its difficult to stay positive when deadlines pile up and life intervenes.

Unfortunately, negative thoughts narrow our choices and dampen our creativity. Emotions like fear or distress make us see things in terms of black or white, fight or flight, and increase our stress too.

But with positive thoughts, better things tend to take place, as found in one study. Emotions of joy, contentment, and love help broaden a person's thinking, her creativity, and her skillset.

 

Thinking Happy Thoughts

Making the effort to cultivate positive thinking is instrumental in increasing creativity, growth, and health. Here’s how you can get started today.

Meditation

Meditation

Meditation

People who meditate dailydisplay positive emotions more than those that don't. Each day, find some time to meditate by sitting in a comfortable position, closing your eyes, and listening quietly as the world and your thoughts go by.

Exercise

Exercise

Exercise

Moving your body can help you shake off dark thoughts.Choose a sport or activity you like, set a regular schedule, and stick to it.

Play

Play

Play

Set apart some during the week to do something fun. Play a board game with friends,throw a Frisbee, or paint happy little clouds.

Writing

Writing

Writing

Individuals who write about positive experiences tend to have better moods and are less likely to get sick. Make a diary or journal and write about the little joys of the day.

Smile

Smile

Smile

Even if you're not in the mood, forcing a smile can bring positive vibes. The simple movement of the facial muscles when smiling automatically triggers the release of dopamine and serotonin in the brain. So smile and happiness will eventually come to you.

Be positive. Smile, play, move, write, and become a happier, better you.

Write about happy things in the comments below.