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When we think in a negative manner, all sorts of negative consequences can result, and many of us get caught up in a vicious cycle of negative thoughts, feelings and consequences. Thinking positive, on the other hand, can have many positive results, and those who are able to learn positive affirmation techniques can look forward to enhanced opportunities and greater challenges. Here’s how to use positive affirmations to raise your expectations.
Use Positive Affirmations to Raise Your Expectations
Thinking in a positive manner can also help you to raise your expectations and see new opportunities in your life. From your work life to your personal life there are many powerful benefits to positive affirmation techniques.
In order to get the most out of positive affirmations, it is important to first examine the negative aspects of your situation. Learning to see and benefit from the negative can help you to focus on the positive and turn the situation around.
A good way to begin is by writing down a list of the negative issues facing you. No matter what the situation, learning to recognize the negative aspects is the first step to overcoming them. It is also a good idea to write down a list of negative events, both in your personal life and in the world at large. This will help you to focus both inside and outside your own world.
After the negative items have been identified, it is time to look for ways to turn them around. For instance, if you find that you absolutely hate doing housework you could focus instead on the positive aspect of the situation – such as the fact that you own a home worth taking care of. If you hate paying taxes, consider that you are fortunate to have enough income to make taxes a problem.
When examining negative events in the world at large, learn to focus on the positive benefits those events had. For instance, tragic events can have a positive influence when they help us to focus on the importance of family. While the loss of life and property is tragic, the survivors and those who were touched by the tragedy can learn to value the good things in their lives.
There are many other examples of turning negative events into positive ones, and with a little bit of seeking you can probably come up with at least a dozen. By practicing these positive affirmation techniques you will learn to focus on the good in everything, and after awhile this positive thinking will become second nature.