September 13th marks Positive Thinking Day, a day that is celebrated all over the world as a day to start taking control of your thoughts and drown out the negativity.
It can be hard to overcome those negative thoughts, but for one day out of the year, Positive Thinking Day wants everyone to find ways which can help people think more positively and hopefully, this will help people in the long run.
History of Positive Thinking Day
This day was created by an unnamed American entrepreneur in 2003 as a day to set aside negative thoughts and practice positive thinking. A day filled with positivity could then develop into a long-term optimistic outlook on things, as we tend to be more negative in times of stress and hardship.
This holiday promotes letting out all your stress and filling your mind with positive thoughts that can counteract negativity. Negative thoughts can do more harm due to it adding to pre-existing stress, and it can make a person become drained, tired, and constantly pessimistic which can affect not only yourself, but the people around you.
Positive Thinking Day encourages everyone to deal with every situation with optimism instead of becoming overwhelmed with stress. There are so many benefits for the mind and body if you think positively (which we will get to next) so start off with thinking positively for just one day- today!
Why is it good to be positive?
Not only is being positive great for the mind and soul, but it is also great for the body and overall health. Recent studies show how optimism can impact your health, as one study revealed that out of 70,000 women, those who had an optimistic attitude had a fundamentally lower risk of dying from conditions including: cancer, stroke, respiratory diseases, and heart disease.
Other benefits also include: better quality of life, higher energy, fewer colds, better coping skills and stress management, and better psychological health. Pessimism and negativity can have the opposite effect and cause harmful symptoms that stem from anger and stress.
These negative emotions can impact our mind and bodies, and some symptoms include: head and body aches, fatigue, insomnia, and nausea. In more serious cases, anger and stress can be linked to a higher risk of: stroke, dementia, and heart disease.
HumaniTea and positiviTea
Here at HumaniTea, we want to spread as much positiviTea as possible. We pride ourselves on making natural, healthy, vegan beverages in two flavours- Earl Grey Oat Milk Classic Tea Latte and Matcha Oat Milk Green Tea Latte.
We make sure there are no artificial flavours or additives, and the slow releasing caffeine will make sure you don’t crash during the day. The natural boost of energy will keep you energised throughout the day, keeping you happy, healthy and ready to take on any challenge!
Our motto is “Me Time, Tea Time, Any Time”, meaning that we encourage everyone to take regular tea breaks throughout the day to ensure that they are getting enough rest and relaxation time. Positivity and good mental health is essential for doing great work, and living a healthy life. We will be celebrating this day in style- with a positive mind and a can of HumaniTea in hand!
How to be positive and celebrate this day
There are a variety of ways to start thinking positively and celebrate this holiday appropriately.
Firstly, you can find areas of negativity in your life. This could be work, a specific relationship in your life, visiting certain places, or doing a task that you struggle with. Tackle this one at a time and ask people around you if they can help identify any other areas of negativity.
Next, you want to fill your day with positive affirmations. These are things you say to yourself and repeat them throughout the day. These statements can really boost your mood and keep you optimistic so try and do this early, as this sets the mood for the rest of the day. You could create these affirmations yourself and make them personal to you, or you could find some inspirational quotes online surrounding success and motivation to help guide you.
Another way to think positively is to write down things you are grateful for. Keeping a journal to write down your feelings is a great way to keep track of all the good things in your life. Once it is written down, we start to believe those feelings, and become happier because we have paid attention to positivity.
If you want to be positive, why not find humour in everyday things? Studies show that laughing can lower stress and reduce your risk of depression, while also improving mood and coping mechanisms. Try to find humour in tough situations, and even if you aren’t in the right mood, you can always force or pretend to laugh as this relieves stress.
Encourage others around you to think positively. Share your thoughts on social media using the hashtag #PositveThinkingDay, and make sure to spend some time looking into studies, benefits, and stories shared on positivity to help you find ways to achieve it.