The Power of Thinking Positively


Turn on the news and you’ll get an earful of how bad things are—not only in your community but around the world. Head to the coffee shop and conversations will battle for your attention as folks around you discuss their woes. It’s enough to make you want to bury your head in the sand.


Yet, when you can harness a positive mindset, the sky is the limit. A positive mindset not only helps you get through the tough times, it helps you profit from them and continue to grow and succeed.


The trick, of course, is actually being able to think positively in tough times. Here are a few tips and ideas to help.




Gratitude is one of the most powerful emotions human beings are capable of. It’s right up there with love as a potent and significant emotion. It can transform the worst experience, erase a negative mindset and set you up on a path of continuous positivity.


One of the easiest ways to stay in a state of gratitude is to create a gratitude habit. Start or end each day by listing the things you’re grateful for. Also consider turning to gratitude when you feel negative emotions sneaking in and taking over.


Focus on What Is Working


If something is always going wrong, rest assured something is also going right. The trick is to focus on the things that are working. So make a list. Right now, make a list of the things that are going right in your life, in your business and in your relationships. Print the list and hang it in a place where you often feel overwhelmed. When negative thoughts begin to creep in, take a glance at your list. Read it aloud if it helps. Absorb it and change your thoughts.


Create Positive Surroundings


Surround yourself with things that you love and people that support you. Emotions are contagious. When the people around you are negative, it’s easy to become negative, too. However, the contrary is also true. When you’re surrounded by positive people, it’s much easier to feel positive.


When you’re surrounded by things you love and things that make you feel good, it’s easier to focus on the good. Make your home comfortable. Place personal pictures on your desk. Buy pillows and blankets in colors that you like. Paint your room or office a color that makes you smile. Change your surroundings and change your life.


Personal Care


Taking care of your mind and body makes a huge difference in your ability to stay positive. Exercise, eat well, get plenty of sleep and take time during the day to meditate. A little self-care goes a long way.


When it comes to maintaining a positive attitude, it can be a real challenge during the tough times. Small things matter and can make a big difference. Take care of yourself. Surround yourself with people and things that make you smile and remember to focus on what is good in your life. If you have to, make a list and keep it handy.


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About Angela

Angela M. Joyner, PhD is the Founder of The Wonder Loft, a positive leadership coaching practice for women. Through her writing, teaching, and curating unique workshop experiences, Angela helps women discover their unique brilliance, have more confidence and flourish. Her mission is to nourish the minds and souls of women around the world. Learn more at


A Graceful Entrance – It’s book launch Day!


Today’s the day I’ve been dreaming about for months!

I am celebrating the official birth of my book “Inspiration for a Woman’s Soul: Opening to Gratitude and Grace” featuring my transformational story, “A Graceful Exit” and just released by bestselling publishing house, Inspired Living Publishing!

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Throughout the pages of Gratitude and Grace you’ll discover intimate, soul-powered narratives from thirty-eight women, including ME, who have shifted their perceptions, strengthened their hearts, and found ease in their daily lives through the power of gratitude.

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Is Your Purpose Useful?


Reflection Exercise

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What is the one thing you can do today to make your purpose more impactful?

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