Nils Horn

Positive Thinking:

Get Health, Happiness and Optimism

May all people be happy. May the world be happy.

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How to practice positive thinking?

Mathilde: My methods

The Five Principles of Health

Get Positive in Five Minutes

Tips for happiness from Anselm Grün (Benedictine monk)

The 10 pillars of Yoga

Yoga with Positive Thinking

Your magic word

Loving goodness meditation

Passion Test (from Janet and Chris Attwood)

Happiness Research

Happiness through positive thinking

Techniques of thought exercise

The Three Steps

Thoughts and feelings

Anger and grief


Aggression from other people

Psychological learning theory

The enlightened being

Daily sayings

How to practice positive thinking?



Those who think positively, get more out of life. They live happier. They live healthier. They have better relationships with other people. They don’t take life too seriously. They live like winners and win as they go through life. Sad and gray was yesterday. Today, optimism is in demand and on the rise.

Starwoman: My way of positive thinking is this mental mantra: “hold your head up high, don’t let anything get you down.”

Jenny: There’s good to be found in everything. You just have to learn to recognize it.

Man: Don’t take everything too seriously. The sunshine comes out after the rain. There is a positive aspect to everything.

Monika: Stop any worthless thoughts. Tell yourself: ”Stop! That’s not how it goes!” if worthless thoughts run through your mind. Replace negative thoughts with new and encouraging thoughts. Positive mantras such as “I can do it.” Repeat these self-encouragement mantras several times daily. Think out a nice, positive thought that feels good for you! Then sit down for five minutes and think this thought for the entire time. Feel the good feelings in you. If you stray from the good thought, then just let it happen and bring yourself back to the positive thought gently. With practice, positive thinking gets easier.

Helga: After the death of my husband, I did autogen training for 1 year on a regular basis. Since that time, I’ve managed to think positively. That wasn’t always the case with me. With positive thinking, life is easier and it’s easier to find reasons to be glad.

David: One should be able to rest and find calm within the self. Listen to yourself and don’t allow yourself to be influenced by the negativity of others.

Rick: Meditate and concentrate on Buddha or another positive role model.

Sabrina: You can write down 10 nice things every evening. At first it’s difficult but after awhile it will get easier to think of things that went well during the day or that were pleasant. That way, you’ll also get better at seeing the small things that are positive and as a result you’ll be able to think more positive, too.



Mathilde: My methods


Everything is in God’s hands.

God loves me and I don’t need to have fear.

Whatever I can’t change, I accept.

Don’t let people aggravate you.

Religion and the Bible have always helped me.

They’ve accompanied me through my life and influenced my life.

A master is yet to fall from the sky.

Mistakes are there for us to learn from.

God doesn’t burden people with more than they can handle.

I’ve always tried to live my life in a way that makes me happy.

I’ve tried to be harmony with myself and to live from my inner guidance.

I have experience a lot of negative things.

Somehow I’m a rugged person who always gets back up when knocked down with a strong will to survive.



The Five Principles of Health


The five principles of health give us a long, healthy and happy life. If we live by these principles, we can avoid most diseases. If we are sick, we become significantly faster healthy.


1. Eat healthy. A healthy diet consists of fruits, vegetables, cereals, milk, potatoes, pulses, etc. It is advised to eat little or no meat and much raw food (raw fruits and vegetables). Raw food gives the body lots of vitamins and minerals that protect him from disease.


2. Avoid drugs, smoking and alcohol. That causes many diseases and usually shorten your life significantly. Too many sweets (sugar, fat), lots of salt and lots of meat are also unfavorable. Don´t eat too much calories. You live longer, if you eat less (but not too less). Hear to your body. He knows what is good for you. Live wisely and stay healthy.


3. Do sports. Go walking, jogging, cycling, swimming once or twice a day (one half to one hour), to keep the body strong and healthy. It is also sufficient to train on an exercise bike (bicycle, treadmill) or to do dynamic yoga (creativ hatha yoga) for half an hour a day. Or to go for a walk on the weekend for an hour. It is important, that the body is well warmed through (practice until a slight sweating). It kills disease germs.






1. The Problem: Describe briefly your situation and your problem. How exactly is your situation? What is the problem? Where is the center of the problem?

The Emotions:

The Thoughts:



Tips for happiness from Anselm Grün (Benedictine monk)

1. Accept your limitations!

3. Look over your thinking!

4. Learn to simply be!

5. Learn to wait!

6. Dare to try something new! Show courage!

7. Open your heart!

8. Enjoy- it is later than you think!!

9. Don’t repress or hide anything from yourself!

10. Go your own way!