Positive Mental Attitude: 10 Mindsets For Happiness

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You have somewhere around 45,000 negative thoughts a day.

Not just you -- everyone does.

That's about 80% of all of your thoughts. The vast majority of our thoughts are unpleasant, stressful, or self-sabotaging. Our brains are like a network news channel, only reporting the bad stuff with a sprinkling of good news to keep us from throwing ourselves off a cliff.

I'm sorry if this information just added to your negative thoughts, but hopefully the awareness of how steeped we are in negative thinking will give you pause.

Negative thinking is almost always focused on two areas -- the past and the future. You ruminate and relive painful, frustrating, or shameful past events, or you fret about some anticipated event or encounter that hasn't happened.

Either way, you're tethered to an illusion. The past is gone. The future doesn't exist. But somehow you're able to create a tremendous amount of discomfort over these non-existent scenarios. Your thoughts run rampant in your brain, creating all sorts of havoc without anyone stopping them. It's like having a toddler in the house whose parents implement no rules or restrictions.

Your thoughts produce powerful emotions, and it's these emotions that can make your life miserable and difficult. But I'm here to be your mental "Super Nanny" and tell you it's time to get control of your toddler thoughts and become the boss of your brain. Once you learn to control your thoughts, you can build a positive mental attitude that fosters peace of mind, confidence, happiness, and self-awareness.

Ready to start? Here are 10 ways to create a positive mental attitude:


Positive Affirmations: 101 Life-Changing Thoughts To Practice Daily

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Positive Thoughts: 10 Vital Reasons You Must Practice Them

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