Proactive thinking is power thinking. Proactive thinking is all about doing – not only thinking positive. Did you know that you have the power to change your life by simply changing the way you think? Sounds profound, doesn't it? It really isn't.
The way you think significantly alters the outcome of certain situations. Just think about it. When was the last time your optimism helped you overcome an obstacle in your life? Adopting a positive attitude and being proactive about it, can open doors. It can cause people to help you in ways that you never could have dreamed.
In fact, here's an example that most people can relate to:
an emotional eater
and you decide enough is enough. You want to exercise more and change your thinking. Rather than come up with a thousand and one excuses why you can't go to the gym, you enroll in a class with a colleague from work. The two of you begin
together and provide encouragement as well as advice to one another throughout your work day. You keep track of your progress and start spreading the word about you and your friend's results. You even start a mid-day walking program with the help from corporate. Your colleagues make you and your friend wellness ambassadors. You begin to share your wealth of fitness knowledge with other departments and their locations around the world
Sounds unbelievable, doesn't it? But amazing things happen when you
change the way you think
So, what do you do if your outlook is not usually positive all the time? Here are a few tips to help see through the hustle and bustle of the week:
Start your day with an affirmation. An affirmation is a declaration that something is true. "I am psyched for success," is an affirmation. So is, "I am achieving my dreams." Write down several affirmations on index cards and put them in place where you will see them regularly. Meditation, visualization and emotional-intelligence techniques help you accept things as they are and
Get Used to It
This enables you to move on.
Surround yourself with other positive people. If everyone you know and associate yourself with is a negative, you will be too. Positivity is infectious, but so is negativity. Find people whose attitudes inspire you and then try to emulate them. If you can't seem to meet anyone new in your city, try an online community.
Remember "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." Change can be frightening. Taking it one step daily that pushes you out of your comfort zone and gets you thinking in a positive and proactive way. Do this for 30 days and you've got yourself a new habit.
Proactive thinking and having a positive mental attitude is all that you need to be successful in life. Consider it one of your most important attributes and it's available to all of us. The power that you possess is astounding.
Train your mind to be proactive -- not reactive. This will give you the freedom you need to realize your dreams and achieve your goals. Everything is available to you when you
change the way you think
I’ve been with my boyfriend for 10 years and we have a 2 year old son. Over the last 10 months he’s been drinking 4 nights out of 7 nights a week, and won’t go to bed until there is nothing left. The next day he’s horrible.
Lately he has been disappearing --not coming home all weekend and he’s been fired from work. He blames me, saying I don’t give him affection, but when he lies about where he’s been, and spends all his money on drink how can I?
I’ve left him today. I’m exhausted and can’t take anymore. I pay for everything and all he ever wants to do is drink. He’s on anti-depressants and he says he doesn’t take them, but I’m afraid that he will harm himself after a binge. What should I do?
It sounds like your boyfriend's drinking has gotten worse and now
it's out of control
However, by blaming you for losing his job etc., he's not taking responsibility for it. This is called denial. And the more excuses he finds, the less he blames himself as well as his drinking -- and an alcoholic wants to drink.
He lies, doesn't come home, is irritable and doesn't contribute financially to the family. In reality, you are living in an abusive relationship and for the sake of your son and your sanity, you did the right thing -- you left. This may be a wake-up call, for him to get help.
In reality, you've been living as a 'single mom' for quite awhile and it's not easy, but at least you don't have to be angry and upset by his behavior.
If you feel guilty, or want to go back, Al-anon meetings can be helpful to stay strong. The members provide a good support system when you're under pressure.
Although you fear that he may mix medication with alcohol, you can’t prevent it. You've done the best thing for you and your son by leaving. This allows you to get your life on track and move on to a better one.
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