Patrick Bieleny On How To Think Positively

When you hear about the health benefits associated with positive thinking-a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, infection, and respiratory disease, including improved mood, emotional regulation, and overall quality of life-it might seem like the obvious choice.

However, as Patrick Bieleny has learned, positive thinking isnt as easy as it sounds. As the Founder of PB & Co. Houses, Patrick Bieleny associates his success with maintaining a positive mindset. From building connections with clients to finding opportunities in every problem, Patrick Bieleny has a few tricks that he uses to remain optimistic. From gratitude journaling to positive affirmations, he is sharing all of his best tips.

The Impact Of A Negative Mindset

To elaborate, Patrick Bieleny explains that negative thinking narrows your mind and focus. While we no longer have to worry about being a part of the food chain, fear, anger, and stress are very real and present in our everyday lives. As a result, these negative emotions will prevent you from seeing other options and choices that surround you. So, what did Barbara Frederickson discover about positive thinking?

In an experiment, Barbara divided her research subjects into five groups, each down a different film clip. The first two groups were shown clips that create positive emotions. The third group was the control group, shown neutral film clips. The last two groups were shown clips that create negative emotions. Afterwards, each individual was asked to imagine themselves in a similar situation and write down what they would do.

Ultimately, the group with the positive clips wrote down a significantly larger number of solutions or options. In short, positive emotions like joy, contentment, and love allow you to see more possibilities in your life.

How To Cultivate Positive Thinking

Practice Gratitude

While this will seem hard at first, it will become easier over time. As you begin to program your brain to look for things to add to your gratitude journal, you will begin to notice that they become smaller. Instead of being grateful for family and friends, you may be grateful for hearing the birds sing, seeing a beautiful sunset, or receiving a call from a loved one.

Meditate Daily

Even if you start with 5 minutes every day, you will find it easier to sit for longer periods of time as you continue your practice. Patrick Bieleny explains that you will find it much easier to cultivate positive thinking when you become conscious of your thoughts.

Write Down Positive Affirmations

A powerful way to practice positive ‘self-talk’, is to speak to yourself in the third person. As unusual as this may sound, it is a great way to move beyond the inauthenticity of telling yourself how ‘great’ you are. Anytime you feel down, upset, or worried, try to talk to yourself as if you would a friend-you will be surprised how impactful this simple shift can be.

Recognize Unhealthy Relationships

Be Patient

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Originally published at on November 20, 2020.

Founder of PB & Co. Houses. Eastern European entrepreneur living in Calgary, Alberta.

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