“Optimism for me is not a passive expectation that things will get better; it is a conviction that we can make things better.” Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation As you grow old, positive thinking plays an important role in how you perceive life and the challenges you face. Often it is thought that positive thinking is avoiding the challenges of life. Instead, positive thinking is about seeing challenging situations in a positive light. But how do you stay positive in the wake of adverse situations? Well, just like meditation or yoga, staying positive is a practice.  Here we share with you a few useful tips to consciously cultivate positive thinking in your daily life: Keep a gratitude journal: One of the easiest ways to think positive is to be grateful for all the good things you have in life. Maintaining a gratitude journal is a powerful way to connect with your positive emotions. If you are struggling to find what to write about, you can start using gratitude apps or easy-to-use gratitude journals. They come with a range of useful prompts that make it easy for you to reflect on the happiest moments of the day. Repeat positive affirmations: When you say something enough times, you are likely to believe it. This holds true for both positive and negative aspects of your life. Therefore, it is a good idea to fill your life with positive talks. You can either start your day with different positive affirmations or if you have a favourite affirmation then you can keep repeating that. You can get your favourite positive affirmation framed and hang it at a place where you can see it daily. Avoid the company of negative people: The saying goes, “You are the company you keep.” So it makes sense that when you associate with other pessimists, you are likely to feel negative. Identify positive people in your life and meet them regularly. Catching up with a jovial friend is definitely going to lift your spirits. Looking for retirement homes that promote positive ageing? At our retirement homes, we believe in embracing positive ageing. Our senior living communities are designed to let seniors enjoy a worry-free retirement lifestyle as cleaning, maintenance of individual apartments and common areas, and 24×7 electrical and plumbing maintenance work are all taken care of. At our retirement communities, seniors enjoy a healthy social life. Our events calendar includes a variety of activities such as hobby classes, yoga sessions, dance classes, day trips, and walking tours. To know more about our retirement communities, call us at +91 8884555554.  

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