We celebrate Positive Thinking Day yearly on September 13th. Positive thinking is a trait highly regarded in our society. Our culture encourages individuals to smile often, be full of energy, and interact in conversation easily. If you want to try and change your mind set for the better, consider doing something creative on Positive Thinking Day.
Really, it makes sense. When we think positively, we feel better, and therefore our actions display an air of confidence and satisfaction. On the other hand, when we’re feeling down, we emit an aura of sadness and insecurity. Here are a few fun suggestions that will encourage you to participate:
Positive Thinking: Get Stuff Done
Do you have a tendency to put off chores around the house? You aren’t alone. With our busy schedules and commitments outside of work, it’s amazing that anything gets done.
Put a fun spin on house cleaning this Positive Thinking Day, and use good thoughts and positive energy to keep that motivational fire alive. Tackle the kitchen, vacuum the living room, organize the hall closet, or get some laundry done. You’ll be impressed with how much you can get done, just by changing your mind set. See what happens!
Treat Yourself to Fun
Changing your mindset is key to having fun on positive thinking day, and one of the easiest ways to feel more carefree and relaxed is by engaging in something that you enjoy.
Pull out your favorite books, movies, and snacks and set aside a few hours to do nothing but chill out. Forget about chores like house cleaning, dish washing, and lawn mowing. This is all about you and getting into a happy and appreciative mood.
Look at Yourself in the Mirror
Positive thinking and self-esteem are tied directly together. We are often hard on ourselves, wishing we were thinner, taller, had more hair, or bigger muscles. Use positive thinking day to truly look at yourself in the mirror and find things that you like. With a notebook by your side, make a list of traits that you are fond of.
Do you like the color of your eyes? Is your hair looking good today? Are you proud of your chiseled jaw? No matter how silly or insignificant something is, if you feel good about it, make a note. Loving ourselves is a great way to transform our daily thinking habits for the better.
Write a Friend
Have you noticed how you tend to feel better when you think of someone that you are fond of? Take advantage of this natural reaction, and spend some time on positive thinking day corresponding with a friend or family member. Getting in touch with someone helps connect us, and strengthens our most important relationships.
Things like running errands, house cleaning, or paying the bills can wait. The focus should be about keeping your thoughts happy and care-free.
Listen to Music
Music is a powerful healing agent, and it has an uncanny ability to cheer you up, even on the most difficult days. Pull out your favorite album, or find a playlist on YouTube and turn the volume all the way up. Sing along to your favorite songs and dance around the living room. It might make you feel silly, but you’ll be feeling great in absolutely no time.
These are just a few of the things you can do to celebrate positive thinking day. Whatever you end up doing, focus on changing your mindset, by doing this, everything is sure to fall into place.