Your mind can move mountains and give wings. I will show you how your thoughts can have a positive impact on your reality.
The power of your mind
In the case of the runner Roger Bannister, this was even to be taken quite literally. Although it was considered scientifically impossible at the time, he himself was firmly convinced that he could achieve his goal. He not only trained the run on the race track but also ran it 1000 times in his mind. And that helped him to run an English mile under four minutes. All well and good, one can say now, maybe he was simply exceptionally talented and only that talent enabled him to perform like this. But it got even better: after he had shown that such a time was possible at all, suddenly other athletes succeeded too. By the way, he was not only an expert in mental aspects of the brain but also a neurologist.
My message to you: Listen to your inner voice and let yourself define your own limits instead of letting them dictate you from the outside.
Your imagination can become your reality
Create your dream world and believe in it, and if you can convince yourself, you will succeed with other people too. One of my favorite quotes is: “Your mental power is your biggest tool to create magic”. There are studies on how this behavior is related to the lifespan of people. And who would have guessed: people with a positive mental attitude live longer on average than those with a negative one.
A long life is cool, but for me it’s not just a question of length, but rather of life quality. What do you think?
It is worthwhile to strengthen positive thinking, not only for the nice feeling at the very moment (although that alone is reason enough) as it is scientifically proven that positive thinking has a long term effect. It reduces stress and anxiety in our bodies, supports the effectiveness of therapies for cancer, and even protects us from many diseases, such as cardiovascular disease.
Positive thinking is contagious
Interestingly, happy thoughts make not only you happy but also the people around you. It has been shown how contagious a positive attitude is, and that the feeling is enhanced in a positive group. I find this quite ingenious and motivating in both directions – so with my positive mood, I not only give myself a healthier, happier and probably longer life, but also my loved ones. On the other hand, on days when I find it more difficult to have a positive view of things, I can also let myself be infected by the positive energy of a group.
And another small practical tip: routines make life easier for us. Because our brain has to create and train the connections between our neurons first. I always say that it takes 60 days to create a routine. If we start right now, positive thinking will be a lot easier in only two months – and you will be a lot happier.
You can, for example, keep a diary for the beginning or write down positive thoughts on sticky notes to keep them in your mind. Just see what suits you and your everyday life, the main thing is that it is positive and stress-free 😉
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