A Look at Yourself
The life benefits of having a positive self-image are plenty. For instance, when you have a positive outlook you can handle problems and setbacks in your life much more effectively. You have the clarity in your mind and know in your heart that you will endure. Positivity is how you see only practical ways to solve the problems you encounter and not the problems alone.
If you have a constant negative self-image, you can end up with health issues. Negativity causes the brain to send low vibration signals to our bodies at a molecular level, which in turn creates a chemical called cortisol. This chemical breaks down our immune system. Quantum physics studies have proven this with several studies, but details on that subject are for another article. Those looking for and taking positive affirmations to heart will usually have a stronger mindset and will ultimately live a happier healthier life.
Get yourself into habits that keep your thoughts positive. Do at least one thing every day that will take you closer to your goals. It is worth every bit of effort you put into it.
How to Expand Your Comfort Zone
Your comfort zone is your paradise. Unless you expand your comfort zone for growth, you will never know the vast amounts of potential you hold. Everyone can do much better than they think, and to find out, level up your skills and work to achieve something greater. If you want to be a better person in a better life situation, then you must know how to expand your comfort zone. To grow you need to become comfortable with being uncomfortable.
Moving out of your comfort zone can be a daunting task for you, but the rewards are worth it. The bigger changes cause bigger discomfort, but when you visualize and realize the result, you will whole-heartedly do it and wonder why you did not do it sooner.
You may find it more appealing to take one small step at a time. Create small changes and leverage those changes. For instance, if your goal is to lose belly fat, you can do 10 sit-ups in the first week, then add 10 the second week, you get the idea. Another positive step is to start your day a little earlier. Think about the things you can do in an extra hour to make your day more effective and productive.
You can read books to learn something new. Believe me, reading is the most non-threatening way to get out of your comfort zone. You just need to sit and relax and focus on your reading. If you like to read stories, read success stories. As well, self-help books like 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People, How to Win Friends and Influence People, and Think And Grow Rich is popular and perfect examples of books that will help you grow.
You should go out and enjoy yourself. Strike up a conversation with a stranger. Smile and make friends with new people. It is amazing how positively people react to a smile and a friendly gesture. As time goes by, people will remember you and be attracted to you. If you radiate positivity, you will attract others with the same positive energy. Keeping yourself surrounded by positive influences alone will make a significant change in your life.
Diet is also important because what you eat can significantly boost mood and improve symptoms of anxiety and depression. You are going to like this; exactly 1.4 ounces of dark chocolate every day for two weeks will reduce the levels of cortisol and other stress hormones in your body. Yellow foods like lemon juice and pineapple will also increase your glow.
Control Your Thoughts
Developing yourself takes dedication and commitment to make a difference. Despite the difficulties, think about the new doors that will open for you as you improve yourself. Keep your eyes on your goal. Assume the feeling as if what you want has already happened. Feel it with no judgment or ego. When you truly feel the result, you will attract it into your reality because going forward with that energy, everything you do will lead you to what you seek.
Many things make us feel fear and our brain is designed is to protect us from harm. This protective brain has a way of convincing us to back off. When you face your fears, you will realize there was nothing to fear after all. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s famous quote “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself” conveys this idea perfectly. Thoughts of fear or worry will only attract more fear and worry. If you find yourself having these thoughts, change your thoughts to something that makes you feel good and safe. Awareness of your thoughts is the key to grooming yourself to positivity. Controlling your thoughts will control your emotions. Emotions are a mental state associated with the nervous system that is brought on by chemical changes associated with thoughts, feelings, behavioral responses, and a degree of pleasure or displeasure.
Using meditation is one of the most effective methods to improve the human brain’s health and a perfect way to help you to control thoughts. Many types of research and studies have proven that meditation benefits the brain by creating new desirable neural pathways. Many people have turned to this method to tune out the subconscious to overcome stress, worry, and depression. Meditation practices have been common in Asian countries for centuries and are now very popular in the Western world as well.
Meditation can help you physically in many ways like lowering the blood pressure, clearing illness and improving the digestive system. The list goes on. Since it improves the bloodstream, it also reduces the risk of a heart attack. Meditation also helps people overcome depression, anxiety, and anger. Most practitioners believe the subconscious is where the hurt and pain live. By meditating, people can alter these conditions over time. That is why we have seen so many support groups add meditation to their programs. Meditation has been improving millions of lives around the world. You will find many research papers online to prove the effectiveness as well as several techniques used to benefit your improvement of self. If you want to improve your life, do add meditation to your list.
You Do Not Have to Go It Alone
To be a part of something you are passionate about is one of the most positive moves you can make toward your pursuit of personal growth. Being part of a group of positive-minded goal-seeking professionals and getting a daily dose from a like-minded community can help you greatly. Associating with people at various stages of the growth you desire and seek is good medicine.
“Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after having an experience with you becomes your trademark.” ― Jay Danzie