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Positivity and Negativity and Why They Are Important.

Positivity and Negativity and Why They Are Important.

How do you feel today, positive of negative

Positivity and Negativity. People are so occupied with the need to become happy that we feel bad or have negative thoughts in our modern world.

That’s why we try to shut them out or avoid them in the pursuit of happiness.

However, that is not necessary because positivity and negativity coexist.

Positivity and negativity need each other
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Happiness and sadness, good and bad, positive and negative: all of these are part of us and are essential to becoming a whole and balanced self. 

Why do Positivity and Negativity Go Together?

Social researcher Hugh Mackay wrote the book The Good Life. 

In his book, he outlines that people suffer from a new disease he called fear of sadness, especially pursuing happiness and worrying about being happy. 

That also helps us acknowledge that wholeness is a matter of everything that makes you what you are.

That could be dissatisfaction, sadness, frustration, failure, negativity, disappointment, and good things such as joy, satisfaction, fulfillment, and victory. 

However, study after study shows that the attitude journey to resilience in the face of negative emotions to keep that even kill that balance.

That sense of wholeness is a matter of enabling both positivity and negativity to coexist.

A clear balance between positivity and negativity
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Well-being or happiness has been determined by social psychology as attitudes that stem from an individual’s evaluations of their life.

In the face of adversity or negative emotions, there’s an adaptive process, which works on attitudes to support the capability to adapt to the situation. 

In short, it’s a balancing process. 

Why does Positivity Make You Happy?

Positivity or negativity for you to decide
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Optimists often seek the valuable lessons in each setback or reversal. Instead of blaming someone or being upset for what has occurred, they take complete control over their emotions.

They say, “What can I learn from this experience?” 

According to many psychological tests, happy individuals seem to have a unique quality of living a better life than ordinary people. 

Can you guess what that is? Well, that’s the quality of optimism. The great news about optimism is that it’s a learnable skill.

That indicates you can learn to think positively by adopting a positive mindset or self-disciplined. 

Moreover, by the law of cause and effect, if you say and do what other happy people with optimistic attitudes do and say, you’ll eventually feel the same way.

And you will receive the same outcomes and enjoy the same experiences. 

How Can You Train Your Mind to Think Positively?

A positive or a negative mindset, it is up to you
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Training your mind to think positively can be accomplished by leveraging a basic concept. Your mind has enough capacity to concentrate on a single thought at a time.

It would be best to stay focused on uplifting thoughts until you build the same neural pathways made when you create a new habit.

When a negative situation happens, note that your response determines the result. Look for a positive reaction or positive lessons when such events occur. 

Building a positive attitude can help you in more ways than you might think. You do not let your mind entertain any doubts or negativity when thinking good thoughts.

Positive thoughts can become the key to success. 

Read more:
Is Happiness an Emotion, or a State of Mind?
A Positive Mindset Transforms your Life.
Happiness and Sadness: Can You Live Without One? 

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