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was listening to one of the top pop songs “Happy” by Pharrell Williams. The lyrics are: “Because I’m happy – clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth” and so on it continues to “Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do”. Yes! It’s amazing how quickly and easily we can change our state of mind by changing our physiology, simply by listening to an upbeat piece of music like that and you are immediately happier too.

Positive Thoughts: Contemplate

• What drives you to a negative mental state? Perhaps you are surrounded by negative or pessimistic people?

• How often do you listen to “Self talk” and replace negative thought with positive?

How do you keep in a state of Positive Mental Attitude (PMA)? e.g. Say daily affirmations or smile routinely.

Positive Mental Attitude

Positive Thoughts: Winner’s Attitude

A smile uses less muscle compared to a frowning face. Smiling Makes Us Attractive. We are drawn to people who smile. There is an attraction factor. We want to know a smiling person and figure out what is so good. Frowns, scowls and grimaces all push people away but a smile draws them in.

• Keep your mind clear and your thoughts positive. This habit will bring success to both your professional and personal life.

Mala Shah is an Author, Speaker and Trainer in the field of Self-Development. Mala holds a degree in Psychology, is a Master NLP Practitioner and a Life/ Executive Coach.