“I’ll be happy when I get my own place.”“I’ll be happy when I land a good job.”
“I’ll be happy when I can start my own family.”
In a way, you may believe those kinds of thoughts are positive. After all, you’re focusing on your goals, right?
The problem is that those goals may continuously stay out of your reach and, with it, your happiness. That, in itself, can become a negative pattern.
In what ways, then, is there a close link between happiness and positive thinking? And how does it all connect to clear communication?
The Connection Between Positive Thinking, Clear Communication, and Happiness
Of course, reaching desired goals can make you happy.
For example, being one of the top female executives in your company is no small accomplishment. Having your artwork displayed in a well-known gallery is enormously satisfying. Or supporting all your children to reach their own goals certainly fills any mother with pride.
But happiness isn’t just something that comes through achievement—yours or those of your family members. Rather, it can be part of your everyday life, while you’re pursuing your goals. It all begins with using positive thinking to create value in each day of your life—and beyond.
Positive Thinking and Happiness
A wise proverb says: “A joyful heart is good medicine.” Yes, attitude really matters when it comes to your happiness!
While you can’t control your circumstances or your heredity, you can most certainly control your attitude and thinking. Positive thinking helps you boost your health, improve your work, and develop your skills. All of which contributes to your daily happiness.
When you’re confronted with bouts of loneliness, perhaps you think that you’ll never find the right mate. Positive thinking can help you make an effort to create connections to those who are upbeat and supportive without worrying so much about that perfect man. Your life can be fulfilling and happy without him.
When you feel like you’re not as good looking or smart as others, positive thinking can help you avoid comparisons. Focus instead on your good qualities. Your brain or your looks don’t have to keep you from being happy. They’re superficial matters.
When it seems you’re making nothing but mistakes at work and your boss constantly has you in their sights, positive thinking can help you to reevaluate your approach. You are able to take the suggestions of others in consideration. Focusing on learning new skills and improving existing ones brings confidence and will boost your happiness.
Whatever situations you encounter in your daily life, it won’t hinder your happiness when you use positive thinking. Rooting out pessimism and replacing negative thoughts with more balanced ones will give you a clear focus—and it’s often not on yourself.
Sowing the seeds of positive thinking with others will help you reap even more happiness. That’s where communication come into play.
Clear Communication and Happiness
Communication is a vital factor in life. It helps keep your relationships with others stable and happy. But communication has to be clear and constructive to lead you to such happiness.
When you communicate clearly, it enlivens, energizes, and informs you as well as others. It helps create trust and contentment. Also, it gives you the opportunity to show respect and express appreciation. All these aspects lead you to happiness in your relationships.
In particular, your closest relationships require clear communication. Think about it. If you don’t clearly communicate your needs and wants, values and beliefs, and goals, how would your partner ever know who you are and where you stand? How could they decide if you’re suited for each other?
In fact, communicating expectations is especially important between mates.
You’re not a mindreader. Neither is your partner. How would they know that you feel uncomfortable when they talk to other women online? How would they know that you’re scared of giving birth because of that medical problem running in your family? You can’t just assume they should know if you never talked about it.
It’s only when you begin communicating openly, honestly, and clearly that you not only receive what you need and want but you can also give those things in return. Your happiness gets a double boost—by getting what you hoped for and giving freely with joy.
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