The Power of Positivity

Positive thinking has often been dismissed as a soft and fluffy term that has no impact on real life, however, many now argue that it can improve all aspects of life such as health, career and relationships. Research suggests that positive thinkers have an increased life span, lower rates of depression, more effective coping skills and even a better resistance to the common cold than those who have a more negative approach to life.

Positive emotions broaden your sense of possibilities and open your mind which allows you to build new skills, enables you to think constructively and to visualise the results of what you want to achieve.

Thinking negatively, on the other hand, can stop you exploring new opportunities and limit the options you see, as all your thoughts are focused on what is holding you back. This is perfectly summarised by business founder, Henry Ford, who stated that “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right”.

Changing your mindset can take time and practice but here are a few tips to help you stay positive during your job search:

  • Start each day on a positive note – whether that is merely a positive thought about yourself or something to perk you up like listening to your favourite song.
  • Don’t dwell on past mistakes or ‘what could have been’ – stay focused on what today can offer.
  • Don’t take rejections personally and remember, it is always an experience that you can learn from.
  • Avoid negative people – just like positive thinking, negative thinking is infectious. Try to surround yourself with positive people who will have a positive impact on your life.
  • Make changes today – if you aren’t happy, only you can change your situation!

Having a positive mentality is something easy and beneficial that everyone can incorporate into their lives. You can make an effort to think positively today and feel the benefits instantly.

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