Positive Thinking

We all can get bogged down in negative thinking, waste time and energy in worry and fear. Why not make the most of life no matter what the stresses and challenges are? You can do that by changing your thinking. Cultivate a positive mental outlook and you’ll feel more energized and empowered, more peaceful when times get tough.

Our stories and positive thinking tips will help you build and maintain an optimistic attitude—and live a happier and more meaningful life.

Recent Positive Thinking Stories

A young girl with cystic fibrosis shares the perks of going to the hospital.

A young girl with cystic fibrosis shows that a sense of humor and positive outlook can make all the difference. 

Actress Lupita Nyong'o poses with Elmo on Sesame Street

The Oscar-winning actress teams up with Sesame Street for this adorable video.

Carol Trousdale

It wasn't easy tackling unfamiliar tasks while work-camping in Alaska, but she found that prayer and patience did the trick.

by Carol Trousdale
, Mars Hill, North Carolina

Jake expresses support for David Quessenberry, who's also battling lymphoma.

NFL player David Quessenberry finds out he's not alone in his fight with lymphoma when a third-grader with the same cancer sends him words of encouragement. 

Jon Gordon

Author and motivational speaker Jon Gordon offers tips for maintaining an optimistic outlook.

by Jon Gordon
, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Ants aren’t just good examples of hard work, community and stewardship. They can also show us a thing or two about aging well.

by Amy Wong

Have you heard about the Color Run? It's a 5K that's right for anyone who's a positive thinker (or wants to be more of one). This run will brighten your outlook. Literally.

by Amy Wong

Dogs don't cope well with change, but my dog is trying to look at the disruptions in our routine with a more positive attitude.

by Amy Wong

Being laid up is torture for someone as active as I am. Here's how I'm keeping a positive attitude.

by Amy Wong

Music is one of the best ways to restore or reinforce a positive attitude. Just listen to "What a Wonderful World," the song Louis Armstrong made famous and that has since become a standard.

by Amy Wong

Try these stress-busting tips to feel more relaxed, from the foremost practitioner of positive thinking.

by Amy Wong

Did you know that March is National Procrastination Month? Here are three tips for getting things done when you need to, plus a link to 14 more ways to put procrastination behind you.

by Amy Wong

Sometimes the best way to recover from a long week is to think positive about the weekend. Call it counting your blessings to come.

by Amy Wong

This playlist will give you some positive energy, even on a dreary day ... just listen!

by Amy Wong

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