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Cheryl's Weekly Feature
October: Positive Thinking Month

 

October is usually associated with Thanksgiving and Halloween, not positive thinking. However, fall and winter are two seasons which require us to be more positive. The weather is cold and rainy, so we get outside less. Being indoors often seems to cause the spread of more colds and the flu. In addition, the sun is hidden behind clouds for days ,which can cause many people to feel depressed. As a result, positive thinking is something people should actively practice in the fall.

Positive thinking is a mental attitude that expects good and favorable results. A positive mind anticipates happiness, joy, health and a successful outcome of every situation and action. Whatever the mind expects, it finds. It is quite common to hear people say: "Think positive!” to someone who feels down and worried. Most people do not take these words seriously, as they do not know what they really mean, or do not consider them as useful and effective. How many people do you know who stop to think what the power of positive thinking means?

Here are some suggestions to help you been more positive this fall and winter.

1. Decide to have a positive attitude. We are responsible for our own happiness; other people can’t MAKE us happy.

2. Surround yourself with positive people. We become like the people we spend the most time with.

3. Use positive affirmations. Replace “I hate getting up in the morning” with “I am grateful for a new day.”

5. Take time to help other people. Perform some community service; help a neighbor in need.

6. Get in touch with your spiritual source.

7. Don’t stop; never give up.

8. Do some physical activity everyday.

9. Make time for yourself and do things you really enjoy.

 

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