3 Simple Tips On How To Reprogram Your Mind For Happiness

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could learn how to reprogram your mind for happiness? 

You would be surprised at how programmable your mind can be. Take your typical commute home as an example. How many times have you drove home with so many things from your day occupying your mind?

While you’re focusing on everything that happened earlier in the day, you still somehow find your way home without even thinking about which turn to take next, and before you realize it, you’re home. Your mind has the ability to go on auto-pilot because it is accustomed to the repetition of that same route home each day, that it requires little to no effort to process each and every turn.

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When you’re lost in your thoughts while driving and auto pilot kicks in.

This is a perfect example of just how powerful your mind can be. It’s an illustration of how your mind responds to repetition. Whether you want it to be or not, your mind is programmable. So why not program it to be positive?

Often, we’re so focused on what could go wrong in our lives, that we don’t spend enough effort focusing on what’s going right. It’s been said that, “What you focus on the longest, grows the strongest”, which is so incredibly true.

Before my surgery, I was just like the majority of the people around me, too busy focusing on the negatives in life. After being limited from the complications of my surgery and in constant pain, my negative thoughts became worse. I would ask myself questions like: How did I get here? Why me? Will I ever get better?

Do you think my pain ever improved after asking myself these same questions over and over every day? Heck no!

It wasn’t until I reached my limit from the negativity I was subjecting myself to and decided to focus on the positives that my situation began to improve. I realized that my circumstances could have been worse and that I had a very powerful tool to get me through this struggle; my mind.

With some guided research and learning from others stories of using positivity to change their circumstances, I figured I’d give it a shot. This one simple adjustment in my thinking, completely changed my life.

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The mind is everything. What you think, you become.

What I learned from my situation was magical. I learned a secret that most of us never discover in our lifetimes. That secret is not only the power of your mind but also that you can program your mind to attract what you want! If you want a positive life, a positive mindset will get you that. A positive mind can literally change your situation.

If you’ve read this far, you’re probably wondering, how does this help me? Let me ask you this question: Do you think happy or unhappy thoughts? If you’re already thinking happy thoughts, then that’s terrific, but if you’re not then you need to keep on reading.

We’re often led to believe that all of our experiences from birth have created the person we are today and that we’re unable to change that. Fortunately for us, that is simply not true! You have the power to change. If it’s happiness that you’re after, you can program your mind for happiness just by rewiring (training) your brain.

 

Here are 3 simple tips to reprogram your mind for happiness:

 1. Perspective

Being able to change your perspective in situations should be viewed as a superpower! Thinking negative thoughts will only attract negativity so try finding the good in a situation instead. Here are some examples of transforming negative thoughts into positive ones.

  • “I hate my job” becomes “I may not like my job right now, but I am happy that I can provide for my family and I could always look for a better position!”
  • “Ugh, I’m so out of shape!” becomes “I realize I’m out of shape but I’m exercising and getting healthier every day!”
  • “I will never pay off this debt” becomes “If I could start saving $100 a month, I could pay this debt off faster!”

Adjusting your thoughts with a hint of positivity will still keep them realistic, but they will no longer make you unhappy.

 2. Gratitude

Gratitude can change your life! I’m not kidding, numerous scientific studies have been able to prove the benefits of gratitude. People who practice gratitude regularly by taking the time to reflect upon the things they’re thankful for tend to experience more positive emotions, feel more alive, and express more compassion and kindness to others.

We all express gratitude when we get that big promotion at work, but we forget to express it for the little things in life. Expressing gratitude regularly should become part of your normal routine.

Before you go to sleep tonight, think of three things in your life that you’re thankful for. And as soon as you wake up tomorrow, do the same. There is no better way to create positivity in your life, than by beginning and ending your day reflecting on the things you’re thankful for.

3. Repetition

How do superstar athletes separate themselves from the competition? They practice their craft, over and over, until it becomes routine and then they keep practicing. As the great Tony Robbins, has put it “Repetition is the mother of skill.” And programming your mind is no different.

Take the tips you’ve learned today and go practice them! Training your brain to think more positively takes a lot of repetition and won’t happen overnight. It starts with small adjustments over a period of time.

 

Bonus Tip: If you can program your mind for happiness by training your brain, then what is stopping you from programming your mind for success too? Start training your brain to the possibility of achieving those goals you have set and watch what happens!

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