Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Weight Loss Wednesday - Can You Really Think Yourself Happy?

Believe it or not, it is within your power to create positive thoughts allowing you to accomplish anything you set out to do. I thought this was a great idea to share for Weight Loss Wednesday. I firmly believe mental health and happiness are key to any weight loss and fitness program.

Can you really think yourself happy? The answer is a qualified yes. Here are the ways in which positive thoughts can help you accomplish many things in life.

Positive thoughts produce positive results. We can either bemoan our situation, or change it. We can be negative about an event or enthusiastic. If you really want to think yourself happy, then make up your mind to do so. One person, one idea, one positive thought can change society. How, then, can we make ourselves happy? By being a constant reminder to others that there is goodness in the world. Here are some ideas:

* Seek out positive people to associate with.

* Expose yourself to all the wonderful books, music and movies available.

* Show kindness and respect towards others.

* Use positive reinforcement wherever and whenever you can.

* Use visualization methods to view the positive aspects of life.

* Speak in a positive tone.

* Rid your mind of negative thinking with yoga and exercise.

* Let your expectations reflect your positive attitude.

* Allow peace of mind to envelop you.

* Become your own best friend.

There is a wonderful poem which clearly explains how unhappiness can thwart our every desire.

If you think you are beaten you are;
If you think you dare not, you don't;
If you want to win but think you can't;
It's almost a cinch you won't.
If you think you'll lose you're lost;
For out of the world we find
Success begins with a fellow's will;
It's all in a state of mind.
Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger and faster man.

Happiness is not a genetic trait we are born with. It is up to us, then, to maintain it, share it, and build our lives around it. Think happy, and you will be happy.

Until next time. Have a safe, HAPPY and healthy week ahead.

- Coach Jenn

of PersonalFitCoach.com


dddiva said...

Great post- I am a firm believer in Law of Attraction.

Gianna said...

That was interesting, thanks!

Pam said...

I strongly believe that we choose how we feel. It is well within our power to be happy or miserable depending on how we choose to view a situation. For example, I was in Burma on holiday a few years ago. In a poverty-stricken, corrupt, third world country under martial law, I met people who were genuinely happy. Their eyes lit up with their smiles. I don't see nearly as many smiles in our own country.

Anonymous said...

So glad you enjoyed this article. Thanks for your comments!

rosannepm said...

It is true that people in other countries who live in abject poverty often seem happier than those in our wealthy countries. They have the strong support of family and choose to appreciate what they have not what they want or desire