Enforcing a positive mindset and shutting out negative thoughts is important to get ahead in today’s world, where we are exposed to a lot of negatives daily. Subconsciously, these negative elements begin to plant themselves in our within us, which if not carefully managed, starts to manifest in our actions and lives in general.
Several books have been written on the law of attraction, positive thinking and attitude. There is a popular saying that “we can’t control the things that happen to us but we have the power to control how we choose to react to them”. However, most people don’t seem to care about these things or are too ignorant to understand.
The simple daily practice of showing gratitude for the free things you enjoy, which includes, the air you breathe; good health, sound sleep, small wins will go a long way to influence our attitude. A heart of gratitude will help us look at the positive side of life, and increase our hope for a more positive future outcomes.
Do you know music affects our mood?
The type of music we listen to, particularly before we sleep, at night, and when we wake up by morning, have an emotional impact on our frame of mind. A vivid example is this- If we listen to depressing songs often, we begin to have gloomy thoughts, but if we listen to inspirational songs, trust me, we get inspired to thrive!.
Working as a Music Officer in a radio station, made me realize, how powerful music is. It’s high time we monitored the kind of music we often listen to, and we will realize why we behave in certain ways.
Practice silence and meditation
In a world that is ever noisy, practicing silence may seem impracticable, this is the more reason we need a place of solitude, to connect with ourselves and to God. Silence allows us to have deeper reflections, grow in creativity and connect meaningfully with our emotions. It helps us to slow down, and look inward instead of reacting, to external stimulations. Meditation, on the other hand, helps us to focus our mind on a particular object, thought or action. It is an intentional act of paying attention to a particular activity, and its aim is to help achieve a clear and stable mental state. In a world filled with distractions, our ability to control ourselves and master our mind will help us reach a higher level of awareness and inner peace.
These tips will improve our lives, only if we can apply them daily. The benefits of a positive mindset is endless. Most importantly, we would enjoy better psychological and physical wellbeing! So, let’s “guard our hearts with all diligence” and glow beyond the darkness negativity brings.
About The Author: Here’s a young man with a will and zeal to not just thrive alone, but also be a major source of strength for others to thrive too.
Victor Apeji is an award winning media personality with a burning passion for sharing knowledge and imparting lives positively.
Apeji is a graduate of the prestigious University of Benin (UNIBEN),a Certified Google Digital Marketing Strategist. He currently works with Wazobia FM Lagos, as a Music Officer.
He is a cofounder of an online media platform “E-VIEWZ Media” aimed at educating, entertaining and inspiring young people. A member of YALI and also part of 2018 TEDx, Yaba organizers.
To the credit of his works, he has won various awards and nominations including the Nigeria Students Oscar Awards.
We look forward to seeing Apeji thrive as a thought leader in his field and beyond!