The cheat sheet

The Positive Thinking
Cheat Sheet: 42 Tips
to Keep You Ahead of
the Curve

“Thoughts Become
Things… Choose The
Good Ones!” – Mike

Attitude is everything, and if you’ve got a good one, you can be sure that your positive thinking will lead to positive results in life. But how do
you keep that positive attitude up at all times?

Consider this cheat sheet for positive thinking the go-to resource to keep your. psyche ship sailing straight!


1. Find the why: If you’re experiencing a challenging situation,
ask yourself why this is happening. From there, you’ll be able to figure
out how to change your current course based on your actions up to
this point.

2. Plan the next step: After you find the why, look at the how and plan the next step to be sure that avoidable situations are prevented the future.

3. Say Something Nice: Whether to a friend, family member, or random
person in public, it’s surprising how much better you’ll feel when you say
something nice to someone. their day and keep yours
going the right way!

4. Choose LOVE: If you’re receiving negative energy from someone, it
does not mean that you have to reciprocate.  Send them blessings,
say a prayer for them, or help them get out of their own funk by simply
choosing to show love.

5. Laugh: When caught up in a tense or negative situation, one of the
quickest ways to diffuse the energy is to have a good laugh. Stop right in
the middle of the mayhem and tell a good joke or plain out start
laughing!  Let the good vibes rush through your body and to those
around you – you deserve it.Sadness

6. Pray: Whether it’s through prayer, meditation, or chanting, the positive
energy created by getting in touch with your spirit is momentous. You
can often receive answers to your questions and solutions to your
problems when you just take a moment to listen to what the divine in
you has to say.

7. Find gratitude: If somethings not going your way, one of the first things you can do is think of all the things you are grateful for.  Surely you have
got it better than many right now, regardless of your situation. And if
you can’t think of anything right away, just be grateful to be alive!

8. Vision Board: When you’re going through a rough patch, refer to your
vision board and remind yourself just why you’ve made the decision to be a positive person.  You have goals and want them to be met – the journey
toward success is much when you’re happy about it.

9. Remember the positive: Although
sad times occur, it doesn’t mean you
have to stay depressed.  Think of all
of the good times you had, and where
you would want to be today had the
sadness never occured.

10. Get Happy: It may sound cliche,
but keeping sadness at bay is a lot
more doable when you’re allowing
yourself to get happy daily. Follow
the Power of Positivity on Facebook
for daily “get happy” moments that
will surely keep your happy meter
fully charged!

11. Avoid the blame game: Your
thoughts plus your choices affect
your life.  If you’ve overreacted,
that’s not someone else’s fault. You
are a mirror, and what you say to
others, you actually say to yourself.

12. Stay in control: Just because you
may not be where you want to be, the
finish line may be right around the
bend. You’ve got this!

13. Maintain a high level of emotional
intelligence: Keep a strong
awareness about how you feel in
situations, and allow yourself to
control how you react through self-
realization. There is a lot of
strength in stepping outside your
own box to learn about how you act
and react. In other words, keep calm
and carry on!

14. Be the victor, not the victim:
C hoose what you want to become, not
what happened to you.  You may have
been affected, but it’s in the past
now and you can make a decision to do
what you can, where you are, with
what you have!

15. Embrace Adversity: Believe that
you are a STRONG person who can
handle anything that is thrown your
way. Affirm that adversity is easily
overcome through my positive
thinking mindset and welcome the
challenges that arise.

16. Seek opportunity: Every problem
has a positive opportunity ingrained
deep inside it.  There’s always a
certain amount of value in any
situation, and it’s your choice to
learn from it and GROW

17. Focus on Solutions: “Followers
focus on problems.  Leaders focus on
solutions.” If life goes array,
there’s nothing you can do about
what has already happened. Look
ahead to the solution, and how you
can get there.

18. Read scripture: Regardless of
religion, many positive principles
remain the same throughout the
world’s sacred books of knowledge
Whatever book or teacher you
prefer, study it often. It’s going to
wire your brain to follow positive
thinking principles and deliver

19.Personal Development: With the wide
range of personal development
products available, there are many
avenues to attain a steady state of
positive thinking.  Pick yourself up a
book or DVD ( The Magic is a great
example) and prepare to start making
positive thinking a staple in your
daily routine!

20. Recall achievements: If
everything is going wrong, look at
what went right!  Sometimes one of
the best things you can do to bolster
self-esteem is to remember how far
you’ve come to get to where you are

21. Eliminate black and white
thinking: Positive thinking involves a
lot of gray area.  It’s not all or
nothing in life, and there are times
you’ll take one step forward to find
yourself being knocked two steps
back. It takes a large spectrum of
experience to get to where you’re
going – allow all situations to propel

22. Affirmations: The importance of
positive affirmations will always be a
main ingredient to attracting more
health and abundance into your life.

23. Breathe: Practicing breathing,
especially when bothered, can provide
many positive benefits.  Prana
breathing is especially effective
when feeling stressed or anxious. A
count of four during the inhale, and a
count of eight on the exhale repeated
for a few minutes will surprisingly
bring you calm and relaxation by
slowing your heart rate and allowing
your brain to process more fully.

24. Stay around positive energy:
Neurons that fire together wire
together, so it is vastly important
that you flood yourself with positive
sources of energy.  Take a moment to
consider your daily habits – are they
helping you along on your journey or
are they stressing you out? If not,
find ways to integrate more positive
ways of living into your daily routine

25. Avoid alcohol: Many people like to
have a few drinks now and then, but
it’s not great to overdo it.  The bad
decisions, headaches, and health
problems that follow will cause more
problems than it’s worth. If you
need a fix, find a holistic alternative
and allow your body to thrive

26. Do a good deed: Performing a good
deed or random act of kindness is a
great way to switch into a positive
mindset. First, you’re thinking of
doing something good for another
person, place, or thing – then you’re
carrying it out and seeing the
positive energy that it spreads,
which in turn makes you feel good.
Double win!

27. Know that your source of positive
power is bigger : If you’re dealing
with struggles, remember that the
positive source of power is far
greater than any problem can ever
pose. You can choose to become what
you desire – don’t let what happened
to you in the past hold you back.

28. Align your beliefs with your
feelings: Your feelings are a direct
representation of your beliefs about
the person or situation. Ask yourself
“why do I believe this to be true?”,
then connect the dots and discover
what’s true for you!

29.Forgive someone: Sometimes there
are memories or past experience that
may gnaw away at you and hinder
your positive thinking. Get in touch
with that person you need to forgive
and let it happen.  Let them know
that you understand and forgive
them the way God (Universe, Flying
Spaghetti Monster, etc.) would.
When you forgive others, it’s a gift
you truly give to yourself!

30. Ask for forgiveness: Sometimes
you’re on the other side of the
spectrum, and you’re the one who
needs forgiveness from someone
else. Ask for it – you’ll be surprised
at the positive response. As
explained above, they’re not only
forgiving you, but letting go of
trapped negative energy in their own
body which is truly a gift to

31. Write: When feeling down, pick a
pen up!  The act of writing and
expressing your emotions onto paper
can release negative energy you’ve
been holding, and help you understand
how writing positive messages to
yourself can bring you benefit in
many areas.

32. Write a thank you note: Tell
someone thank you in a note. It will
surely brighten their day and make
you feel as if you’ve rippled out some
positive energy (because you will

33. Exercise: Exercise helps the body
produce and distribute endorphins. If
you’ve ever experienced a “runners
high”, you know exactly what I’m
talking about. When you exercise,
you’re not only taking your mind off
of the negative situation, but you’re
also enjoying the intrinsic benefit of
getting fit and looking great!

34. Get Outside: Nature is a
sanctuary of its very own.  When you
find a quiet place in nature,
everything buzzing around in your
mind stops and allows you to tap back
into a positive thinking mindset
without resistance

35. Get excited: Everything is energy
and there is an unlimited amount of it
all around you at all times.  Turn up
the radio, give your partner a
passionate kiss, jump around, or even
scream out loud! Don’t be afraid to
give yourself goosebumps – it’s going
to take you to a higher level you
never knew possible!

36. Eat more raw, plant based food:
Raw, plant based foods contain
energy that is not found in any other
processed or cooked food. There is a
much higher level of light energy in
these foods and your body will know it
when you’re taking them in. You
won’t feel sluggish, tired, or full –
you’ll feel energetic, revitalized, and

37. Have a success partner: It is
very important to have someone you
can share goals with, review
periodically, and set new ones. Find a
successful person, or people, to be
around and you’ll quickly learn that
energetic synergy can be created to
achieve maximum results.

38. Put on Music: A study proved that
favorite music can help you become
more positive. When feeling blue, get
that positive thinking in check with
one of your favorite happy songs!
Think of any song that lifts you up;
some examples are Roar by Katy
Perry, Three Little Birds by Bob
Marley, and Don’t worry Be Happy by
Bobby Darin – and those are just a
few. Share your own favorites in the
discussion below!

39. Sing: When that favorite song
comes on to prime your positive
thinking, sing along to improve your
mood.  Singing expresses emotion,
releases endorphins and oxytocin,
and also creates sound vibrations
that actually move through you to
change your emotional landscape.
And don’t be afraid to sing like you’re
in the shower!

40. Turn off the TV : Television
programs do exactly what they say
they’re doing – programming… YOU .
If you’re watching news all day,
you’re likely to be upset about tragic
stories. If you’re watching scary
movies all of the time, that negative
energy is going to transfer to you.
Time spent in front of the TV also
leaves your mind idle, rather than
engaged in positive thinking.

41. Dance: The energy created when
you start moving to a familiar beat,
or slow dancing with your partner is
tremendous.  You can literally feel
the energy flowing through you.
Turn on the audio and dance like no
one’s watching!

42. Live in the now: Remember that
you’re in the present moment, at all
times.. Everything that has
happened can not be changed, but
your perception of it can in fact
change.  You don’t have to feel
remorse if you’re no longer in that
individual moment.  There may be a
door that just opened next to the
closed one you’ve been staring at all
this time.

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