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The Power of Positivity in Relationships in Times of Crisis

Positive thoughts, positive thinking, or simply focusing on the positive is so important at this moment. The power of positivity in a relationship should not be undermined as we face this crisis.

Positive thoughts have always been important to me. I studied psychoanalysis for over 30 years, and I understand the power of words. The words we use for ourselves and the words that others use when speaking to us have power.

Need for positivity and hope

As the only child of immigrant parents who had been severely traumatized, home life was often silent. And in silence, there is a need for positivity and hope.

Today we find ourselves amidst the greatest crisis of our lifetimes. It brought me back to what we did when we are little, and we do not hear enough words.

Sometimes we find a profession that allows us to use words in a way that can impact others.

Humans find a way to get what they need sometimes. Often simply because we embrace being more positive on our journey.

During challenging times, words that are positive can get us through the day.

The truth is, these are challenging times. Times of uncertainty. While we face these times of uncertainty, we can still start every new morning with just one thought; a thought of being positive and staying positive.

We can be grateful for a new day. If we start a new day and negative thoughts come to us, we have the power to refocus. Ultimately, being positive in life will be a choice.

Creating positivity in our relationships

Children need to understand at some point that positive thinking can change our entire mindset.Our mindset is a compendium of our attitude and beliefs. We respond and react based on our attitude and beliefs.

The power of positivity in a relationship can extend to our children. We can look at them as if they are works in progress, or we can choose to see their behavior as a big problem.

Parenting from a positive mindset can determine how effective we will be and certainly affect the outcome.

Another area where a positive attitude can change our lives is our romantic relationships. The way we approach conflicts or certain issues determine how we respond to our partners and how they may react to us.

If we do not apply the power of positivity in a relationship, we may choose anger, and this will affect others.

We have a choice to use positive words. Even in work situations. With friendships with family. The power of positivity is the key to success.

The reality of life is that there are hardships and conflicts, but we can address them more successfully with positivity.

Here are some tips for creating, exercising, and maintaining the power of positivity in a relationship.

  1. Practice gratitude and keep a gratitude journal

  2. Consume humor, whether watching comedies or books etc.

  3. Spend time with positive people (think about who is in your circle)

  4. Practice positive self-talk/positive affirmations

  5. Be mindful of your own negative thoughts or tendencies

  6. Exercise regularly and eat healthy, balanced meals

  7. Positivity or a positive mindset can be taught and learned. It’s a practice.

ByNorma Ross, Licensed Psychoanalyst

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