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Positive Thinking Day – September 13, 2021

Positive Thinking Day is celebrated on September 13 every year to highlight the rewards of positive thinking. Positive Thinking Day is all about thinking positive thoughts. It’s easy to be pessimistic and cynical about things — which is not entirely bad because it prepares you for the worst. However, too much negativity can have an adverse impact on our emotional well-being. Research says that you can prolong your life with happiness and optimism. So, on Positive Thinking Day, and other days too, train yourself to see the bright side in every situation and keep a positive attitude always.

History of Positive Thinking Day

Positive Thinking Day was first celebrated in 2003. An American entrepreneur came up with the idea of dedicating a day to positivity and positive thinking. The only goal of the day is to have a positive attitude at all times.

Positive thinking reaps a lot of benefits. Studies show that positive thinking is not just good for our emotional well-being, but also our mental health. It has the power to reduce the risk of heart diseases, and alleviate stress and anxiety. Studies have also shown that positive thinking can increase a person’s life span and keep them healthy for a longer period. In fact, positive thinking is so crucial to your body, that it can help build immunity and resistance towards minor illnesses such as the common cold.

There are several different techniques and approaches that you can use to try and be more of a positive thinker. One of the best ways to start thinking positively is by catching your thoughts and reframing them. If you find yourself having a negative reaction to a situation, try to change your perspective. Try to identify the reasons why you feel negatively towards the situation, and if you can, try to pick the positive outcomes of the same situation. Talking to a friend who is going through something similar, or simply thinking out loud can help you find the positive in any situation. Remember, the positives don’t have to be huge, monumental wins- just simple, small wins that uplift and encourage you. A lot of small wins throughout the day will result in a positive attitude.

Positive Thinking Day timeline

2011
The Generosity of Genevieve Via Cava

The teacher leaves behind $1 million for special needs students.

2014
Malala Yousafzai Wins the Nobel Prize

The Pakistani activist for female education becomes the youngest Nobel Prize laureate.

2019
Nicki Minaj’s Act of Charity

Nicki Minaj pays off the student debts and college tuition of her Twitter fans.

2021
Michelle Obama Speaks Up

This encourages others to share their stories and destigmatize mental illnesses.

Positive Thinking Day FAQs

How do you celebrate Positive Thinking Day?

You can celebrate positive thinking by
● Saying some affirmations.
● Hanging around with positive people.
● Showing gratitude for the simple things in life

How do I get rid of negative thoughts?

Here are some of the ways to get rid of negative thoughts by
● Recognizing automatic negative thinking.
● Putting your thoughts on trial.
● Acknowledging how overwhelmed you feel.
● Not forcing positive thoughts.

What day is National Positivity day?

National Positivity Day or National Positive Thinking Day is celebrated on September 13 every year.

Positive Thinking Day Activities

  1. Start your day on a positive note

    Start the day positively by smiling and expressing a prayer of thanks. You might even want to say some affirmations. Think positive sentences about you or your circumstances.

  2. Seek positivity

    Seek positivity outside of yourself on Positive Thinking Day. Read or watch positive motivational books and movies.

  3. Meet like-minded friends

    Hang around with positive people and share your stories of positivity with each other. This will help you stay encouraged and motivate you to keep doing your best.

5 Facts About Happiness That Will Blow Your Mind

  1. Happiness is sometimes inherited

    Studies show that happiness has a genetic connection.

  2. Stop and smell the roses

    Those who are regularly exposed to floral scents are likely to be three times as happy.

  3. Bright colors make your day brighter

    Wearing outfits in bright colors can lift your mood.

  4. Holiday blues are common to women

    A whopping 44% of women have complained about the holiday blues.

  5. Happiness is contagious

    You are more likely to feel happy in the company of happy people, or a happy situation.

Why We Love Positive Thinking Day

  1. Makes us happy

    Positive thinking is an essential ingredient for happiness. This day serves as a reminder that something as simple as having a positive outlook towards life can make us significantly happier.

  2. Appreciates the small joys of life

    Positive Thinking Day makes us grateful for the small joys of life. A beautiful flower, a tall tree, or a singing bird can inspire positive thoughts in us.

  3. Increases our lifespan

    Positive thinking has tons of benefits. It keeps your heart healthy, reduces stress, boosts immunity to add to your lifespan.

Positive Thinking Day dates

YearDateDay
2021September 13Monday
2022September 13Tuesday
2023September 13Wednesday
2024September 13Friday
2025September 13Saturday

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