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Tony Robbins Is Wrong! Research Shows Positivity Affects Your Health

Does positivity help you to be healthy? What does research indicate? Can happy thoughts lead to a happy body? If it were true you could influence your health by thinking differently would you? John Hopkins University research indicates it makes a difference.

Filling your mind with happy, positive thoughts is a quick way to health. It may be the fastest road to good health. This is why it’s important to read positive materials, listen to positive audios, and think positively consistently. It helps keep you healthier.

This is why your daily rituals should include positive affirmations, visualization, hanging out with other positive people and making the effort to think and feel better. Tony Robbins is wrong, positive thinking is not thinking, ‘there are no weeds, there are no weeds’.

Go 24 Hours Without Complaining Notice How Your Life Improves

Positive thinking doesn’t mean you ignore less difficult situations. Positive thinking means that you approach circumstances in a more positive and productive way. You think or expect the best will happen, not the worst. You determine to make things work out.

The Mayo Clinic reported the maintaining positive thoughts and self talk leads to an increased life span, lower rates of depression and distress. It leads to greater resistance to colds, better psychological and physical well being and better cardiovascular  health .

It also helped people have better coping skills during times of stress and hardship. The Mayo Clinic suggested people learn to manage their self-talk. This is our inner auditory thoughts. Instead of getting down on ourself and life we manage our thinking to be the best.

Always Begin And End The Day With Positive Thoughts 

We can practice this and make positivity a habit. Whenever we become aware we are thinking or speaking silently or out loud less than gloriously we stop and correct it. Instead of saying, ‘I could never do that’ we switch it to, ‘I could do that.’

It is important that we believe our thoughts too so we may need to get there in steps. If you doubt you could do that you can work your way there by saying, ‘I could learn to do that. Given the opportunity I could begin to learn to do that. I can learn to do that.’ Get it?

‘I will learn to do that. I can do that’. It is up to you how you traverse this mental pathway but you select the thoughts that move you forward bit by bit. Positive thinking can be powerful and really make a difference for you in your life. Spend more time thinking good.

Positive Anything Is Better Than Negative Nothing – Be Positive

Then you will spend more time feeling good. A great way to think better is to appreciate more of yourself, life and those people, circumstances and things around you. Most of what makes us feel good and makes us truly rich are free; family, friends, the world.

Notice the beauty of the world, the taste of your food, the time spent having fun and express your gratitude for these. Spend more time thinking better, appreciating yourself and life and you’ll spend more time feeling good. That is reason enough to celebrate everything.” Rex Sikes

Below is a link to an article from John Hopkins on positive thinking and heart health

Click Here For Article On Positive Thinking And Good Health

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Some Thoughts To Help You Find Your Way

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“Everyday fill your mind with positive and powerful thoughts. Read inspirational material to stay positive, inspired and motivated. You can accomplish your dreams and goals by maintaining the right mindset, right actions and persistence. You can have what you want.

Here are some more wonderful thoughts to keep in mind. Each day affirm your positive desires. Feel the affirmations, don’t just recite words. See yourself already having accomplished what you want. Assume the feelings of what it is like to have reached your goals.

‘The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.’ Alice Walker

‘If you think you can or you think you can’t, you are right.’ Henry Ford

‘The mind is everything. What you think you become.’ Buddha

‘Your circumstances my not be congenial but they will not long remain so if you perceive an ideal and strive to reach it.’ James Allen

‘Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute; what you can do or dream you can do, begin it! Boldness has genius, power and magic in it; only engage and then the mind grows heated; begin and then the work will be completed.’ Goethe

‘Your future begins with your next thought’. Bryant McGill

Enjoy your day. Stop and appreciate all the goodness around you. If you don’t immediately see it, look for it until you find it. It is always there. Be grateful for wherever you are on your journey. Help put a smile on someone else’s lips too. Celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

Make today marvelous!

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Today’s Collected Wisdom To Keep In Mind

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“Every morning, we should set our day at the beginning. Use this valuable time to put on a positive mindset and greet the day. This has great practical value. It helps us to focus on what we want to accomplish and sets the frame for the day.

How we begin the race determines how we may end the race. Not always, but enough of the time to realize, how we start can determine how we follow through. Emerson said, ‘Do the thing and and you will have the power.’ Create positive morning rituals.

These rituals become positive supportive habits. A great ritual to develop along with morning affirmations and physical movement is to read some or listen to some positive audios. Here are some uplifting quotes to help send you on this day. Enjoy and remember.

A Flower Doesn’t Compete With Other Flowers It Simply Blooms

‘Every morning is a new page in the story of your life. You are creating your life every moment. Think wisely about the day you want to create for yourself.’ Jenni Young

‘Declare I am blessed and talented. All things are coming my way and working together for my good.’ Sandi Krakowski

‘Be careful how you are talking to yourself because you are listening.’ Lisa M. Hayes

‘When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.’ Napoleon Hill

Be Optimistic It Feels Better – You Get What You Focus On

‘When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.’ Helen Keller

‘The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to become.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Another fantastic way to begin the day is in gratitude. Remember those people, things, events and situations you are grateful for. Make it a point to appreciate where you are in your journey. You are where you are so feel blessed and grateful. When you do you open the doors for more wonderful possibilities. Celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

Today, create some magical, memorable moments

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A Few Important Ideas To Keep In Mind!

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‘If you want to be happy set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.’ Andrew Carnegie

‘Remember, no more effort is required to aim high in life, to demand abundance and prosperity, than is required to accept misery and poverty.’ Napoleon Hill

‘If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall in place.’ Lao-Tzu

The Universe Desires You To Have Everything You Want To Have

‘Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are; it solely relies on what you think.’ Buddha

‘Any idea, plan or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.’ Napoleon Hill

‘You become what you think about.’ Earl Nightengale

Have a fantastic day!

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Keep These In Mind: It Will Make A Real Difference For You!

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“Sometimes we need powerful reminders just to stay on track. Here are a few. Understand what these mean, and apply them daily, and you can positively transform your life. It is just a matter of positive focus and concentration, application, dedication and persistence.

‘When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.’ Helen Keller

‘I dream the painting then I paint the dream.’ Vincent Van Gough

‘Do the thing and you will have the power.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson

‘Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.’ Earl Nightengale

‘No great thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.’ Epictetus

I hope you will remember and keep these quotes in mind.”

Make this day your day!

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Expert Shares Secrets For Great Success And Abundance!

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“Athletes and Olympians know training and conditioning isn’t anything anyone wants to always do.  It can be cold and rainy.  The champion can be sore and tired but they condition and train anyway. Training can be grueling but the champion commits to doing it.

Muhammad Ali said ‘I hated every minute of training, but I said, don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’ He persevered  in the present. He did whatever it took because he knew it mattered tomorrow. Our commitment and habits are important.

It’s the daily habits that keep us going when we don’t feel we want to. It is the habit of doing! It is the mental habit of doing it anyway. Athletes train and condition their minds, and their will so when they ‘don’t feel like it’ they do it anyway. It works because of their habits.

If Your Dreams Don’t Scare You They Aren’t Big Enough

That is the power of habit and conditioning. Ali further stated, ‘It is the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. Once that belief becomes a deep conviction things begin to happen.’ Napoleon Hill said the same things many years earlier. As did ancient mystics.

For centuries people have known and shared what works. Many come across it. Many hear it. Few apply it. Your negative conditioning doesn’t take a break because you don’t feel like it. So develop positive habits and keep going. Condition; train yourself.

Constant and consistent daily repetition of positive thoughts, feelings and actions is practice. It is rehearsal. When you practice correctly long enough you get good. Practice the winner attitude as Ali and others have and you can actually master it. It works!

To Be A Champion You Must believe You Are The Best 

Create habits that serve you in your pursuits. Create supportive habits that help you to be happier, be healthier, make more money, get along with others better and enjoy all of life that much more. Practice the gratitude habit. Commit. Condition yourself.

Once you do, you will significantly improve your life. You will overcome blocks and limiting beliefs and un-supportive habits. You will explode your ability to manifest and create positive experiences. You will manufacture more abundance. You’ll be happier.  Learn to do this right now. Celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

Make the day fun!

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Do This To Start Your Day Out Right!

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“How’d you like to wake up each day feeling fine? Would you like to make your day more delightful and productive? You can, you know. You can program yourself to have good days. If you make waking up wonderfully a habit, the rest of your day most likely will follow suit.

The easiest way is to create a positive morning ritual. In other posts I have shared many of the morning things you can do to get your day going right. In this post I’d like to elaborate on another. Are your ready to make a difference in your day?  Alright, then.

When you get up, when you arise in the morning, first thing, set your thoughts. Make a promise, a commitment to yourself. Set the direction for your day. I wake up and first thing I think, as I have shared before, are positive, wonderful thoughts. I think:

Fill Your Day With Good Thoughts  And Happy Moments

‘I love my life! I allow and accept and receive all the gifts the universe has for me! Something magical is going to happen for me today!’ That is my opening thought! ‘Yes, it’s great to be awake in this world! What exciting things will I discover today!’

This sets the frame for my day. Get it? I love that I have another day. Do I think the universe gifts me as some grandmother does? Heck, I don’t know, but if I find a penny I am thrilled. It is a gift. There are so many things around us that are gifts.

I want to discover and appreciate as many as I can. I want to celebrate these. Someone buys coffee, it is a gift. Someone smiles at me, it is a gift. I go into acceptance mode. I used to be in denial mode now I accept. Someone would pay me a compliment and I’s refuse it.

Why Life Offers Tough Moments Don’t Say – Why Me – Say – Try Me

I’d say, ‘it is nothing’. Thank them and sheepishly deflect it. Now, bring it! That is a gift. I allow myself to be open, as much as possible, to accept and label ALL things gifts. Some might be tough lessons. That’s okay it is a gift. Today is a gift!

I also like to gift the world and other people as much as possible through words and actions. At the end of the day I can look back and feel grateful for all the good and new, delightful gifts I discovered. I look forward to more tomorrow.  The day is a bookended.

It begins and ends with gratitude. In between is discovery and appreciation. I’ll share more next post on setting intentions. How you start the day tends to determine how the rest of it goes. If you want more good days begin at the beginning.

Attitude Is Everything – Attitude Determines Your Altitude

Start by remembering to make a positive declarations, as I pointed out above, first thing. Power up your first thoughts. It may take a while to actually make it your first thoughts but through daily practice and repetition you’ll get there. Step by step.

Some people don’t like getting up. You can bet their thoughts aren’t ‘Oh boy, this is exciting!’ This is why they need to make the change. While still in bed they need to adjust their thinking. You CAN do this. Anyone can learn. You absolutely can! So begin right away!

With daily practice you will soon overcome the inertia of old habits. The good news is we can learn and develop new ones that serve and support us much, much better. Begin this practice and in a short while it can transform not only your day but your life. Think positive and feel better. Be grateful and celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

Enjoy this day!

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