23 Jul 10 great quotes that may well change your life!
I'm not always a fan of positive affirmations.
There's no doubt they work for some people, some of the time. But if they're unrealistic and irrelevant then they can also set people up for failure and simply cause disappointment and frustration.
None of which is good for happiness!
That being said, if we get them right then positive thoughts can most definitely be useful; they can boost positive emotions such as happiness which can then kick start positive actions leading to…a better, happier life!
The challenge, then, is finding appropriate statements to say at appropriate times…appropriate being a very individual thing. So it has to make sense to YOU and it has to seem genuine and authentic to YOU.
Keeping that in mind, there's some great ideas in this following article so give it a read and select what might work for you …
by Lecia Bushak from MedicalDaily
It’s easy to get stressed and forget the good things we have in our daily lives. With frantic lifestyles fraying our nerves, and social media bombarding any ounce of single-mindedness we might grasp, it’s often difficult to focus on the peaceful and positive things — and to simply be happy.
On top of everyday distractions, psychiatry and clinical psychology often focuses more on negative aspects of mental health than the positive ones; cognitive behavioral therapy often leaves us dwelling on the negatives of our past relationships and family upbringing, or in other words, the things that “messed us up.” But embracing optimism, and focusing on your strengths, is sometimes all you need to make your day a little brighter.
The Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, which is considered the clinical “Bible” of psychiatry and clinical psychology, “has 500,000 lines of text,” George Vaillant, a professor of psychiatry, told Harvard Magazine. “There are thousands of lines on anxiety and depression, and hundreds of lines on terror, shame, guilt, anger, and fear. But there are only five lines on hope, one line on joy, and not a single line on compassion, forgiveness, or love… My discipline taught me that positive thinking was simply denial… But working with people’s strengths instead of their weaknesses made a difference.”
Reading the below 10 quotes about happiness will remind you that happiness isn’t too far from your reach; in fact, it lies in your hands at this very moment. Sometimes all you need is a reality check and a quick change to your thought process.
“To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.” – Albert Camus
“Make sure you don’t start seeing yourself through the eyes of those who don’t value you. Know your worth even if they don’t.” – Thema Davis
“Go for long walks. Indulge in great conversations. Pay attention to the moment. Count your blessings. Let go for a little while and just be and breathe.” – Unknown
…keep reading the FULL list and the original article HERE