The power of positive thinking can do wonders for your New Year's Resolutions.  This year, make it a priority to take charge of your thoughts over all else.

Our thoughts define our emotions and influence our lives, so changing your mindset can make a major difference. Though there are external factors we can't control, we can control how we respond to them.

Why Negative Thinking Can Harm You

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Not only can negative thinking make you feel sad or angry, it can actually affect your health. A2014 study suggested that high levels of cynicism may lead to a greater risk of dementia . Furthermore, negative thoughts can disrupt your focus and blur the solution to your problems, making you feel hopeless and more prone to give up prematurely. Thus, negative thinking can prevent you from exploring options that may help you in the long run.

Why Positive Thinking Can Help You

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Positive thinking can lead to success, happiness, health, wealth, and good relationships with those close to you. Like the law of attraction, positive thinking will attract positive outcomes. When you are experiencing positive emotions, such as joy, love and contentment, your mind is more open to pursuing new opportunities.

What's more, positive thinking will put you in the right mindset for building new skills and developing resources to use in life. According to the Mayo Clinic, a positive outlook is linked to various health benefits. This includes, but is not limited to having a longer life span, lower rates of depression, better stress management, and better mental health.

How to Look on the Bright Side of Life

It isn't easy to stop dwelling over negative emotions. First, take a deep look inside yourself. This can be done through meditation, or even on a spiritual retreat. Then, choose to think positively.

Find some time for yourself and use it to do things you enjoy. Whether your passion is writing or running – just do it. Next, cultivate the habit of positive thinking. Do that by surrounding yourself with other positive thinkers, writing down positive affirmations, and keeping positive reminders close to you. 

If you start this year by thinking that the glass is half full, you'll end it with a glass full to the brim. Positive thinking will make your life easier, and you'll be a happier and healthier person for it.

About the Author

Cristina Nika is a blogger from Sydney who likes to get lost in the world of fashion, beauty and healthy lifestyle. She is a frequent guest blogger as well as the regular author on High Style Life, has an insight in variety of subjects and strong interest in blogging about it. Constantly in search of love and beauty and finding it in different places every time.

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