Then prince charming kissed snow white, she awoke and they lived happily ever after, pure and perfect, from now to forever.
Reality check-life is no fairytale, but that doesn’t mean you can’t live happily ever after.
The truth is, 43 percent of marriages end in divorce, 240,000 women will develop cancer in the US alone, and 51 percent of people are pessimists.
Pessimists are paralyzed by these harsh realities, whereas optimists believe that they won’t end up as one of those statistics and if they do, they feel they are strengthened by their struggles. Pessimists are sceptical about the point of suffering. As it turns out, recent studies show that positive thinking can help improve your health.
Statistics show that optimists live an average of 7.5 years longer than pessimists, so you can enjoy your happily ever after longer.
They way you perceive life’s outcome will determine your joy or despair, but can you learn the power of positive thinking? From research came 10 uplifting steps that lead to bliss.
Clarify your life, and mind listen to your inner voice, hear what you have to say without the voices of the world influencing your mind.
Once you hear what you want and what you don’t, you can figure out how to get it and how to get rid of what you don’t. Once your mind is clear, your thoughts will be clear and more positive.
Visualise it: Once your mind is clear, fill it with positive thoughts. Imagine good things happening, thinking is the first step to making things happen.
Refrain from complaining: Avoid pointless complaining and dwelling on other people’s mistakes.
Whining about other’s difficulties will only leave negative thoughts to brew.Recongnise your opportunities: put your life in your hands rather than feeling restrained by others or by circumstances.
The world is your oyster, full of opportunities, believes in yourself: Dream big and then do it. Nothing in life will happen until you help it happen. Optimistic people realize that they are in control of their destiny and what happens next.
Be Bold: pessimists feel constrained and struck in a rut, whereas optimists try new ways to get what they want, and take chances to make something happen .Remember nothing happens until you make it happen.
Take charge: Take charge of what happens next for you and create the conditions to make it happen. Two heads are better one: Befriending positive people will help support, encourage and strengthen you and your goals.
Positive is as positive does: practice optimism everyday; always look at the bright side of a bad situation. When a bad ordeal, occurs tell yourself it happened for the best. A positive attitude will have a domino effect. The final step is just as important as the first.
Commit: Once you decide to change your life, stick with it. Realise that optimism is not something that happens overnight; it is you’re ever after.
After these steps, you are ready to fully surrender to yourself, because you are in control’s believe that the key to happiness forever after lies within your ability to perceive life events through an optimistic view, but 51 percent of people being labeled pessimists, it’s no surprise that most of us need help being optimistic.
The next time you face an unpleasant situation, like a disagreement with your boss, or a fight with your boyfriend and you have pessimistic thoughts, understanding that you are having pessimistic thoughts is the first step in stopping them.
The next step is to occupy your mind, keeping it busy will help keep negativity out. Tell yourself that life is not about luck, it is about self attitude.
The world is full of opportunities and endless possibilities and we can achieve almost anything we sent our minds to.
Yet the only way to make a notion a reality is through action. Take responsibility for yourself. What you are now is not it, you can always improve and continually grow.