Part A. 16 surefire ways to change your state of mind and become more positive

In Change State of Mind by Randy Kassebaum


1 – Get out of your head and into your body.

Don’t look at things in the abstract—get real, right away. For instance, if you’re worried about money, don’t just think about it in the abstract; sit down with paper and pencil and figure out what needs to be done; write it down; make a plan; decide who you need to talk to; set up a meeting. Being specific takes you out of your head and into the real world where there are concrete solutions that can be implemented. Learn how to manage your emotions and be present. This technique is backed by the grounding exercises used in mindfulness practices. When you feel overwhelmed, grounding exercises such as the “5-4-3-2-1” technique can help bring you back to the present momen

2 – Ask yourself questions (and answer them).

If you feel like nothing is working out, ask yourself why? If you feel like things are impossible, ask yourself how? If you feel like something is too big for you, ask yourself what small steps can I take today? And then do them!

3 – Smile to change your state of mind.

When you smile, you automatically make yourself feel happier. You also make others around you feel happier as well!Think about something that makes you happy. Thinking about things that make you happy will make you feel happy. It’s as simple as that! This is supported by the Facial Feedback Hypothesis, which suggests that our facial expressions can influence our emotions.

4 – Relax to change your state of mind.

Relaxing is a great way to help release stress and negative feelings from your body and mind. Try doing some deep breathing exercises or taking a bath in a warm tub full of bubbles!

5 – Call up an old friend.

Talking with someone who makes you smile and laugh is always a sure-fire way to change your state of mind into one of happiness and positivity!

6 – Go for a walk.

Walking outside in nature has many benefits, including reducing stress levels by 40%! So get those shoes on and go for a hike this will get you thinking differently and hence change your state of mind.

7 – Stop overthinking.

We all know this is easier said than done, but at the end of the day, we have the power to control our thoughts and what we tell ourselves. The more you think about something, the more it will continue to bother you.

8 – Be present.

A lot of us live in the past or in the future. Don’t be stuck on what happened in the past, or how things are going to play out in the future. Take each day as it comes and focus on being productive for that day.