The more you can train yourself and condition yourself to think more positively, the more you'll see reflected back to you and the better you'll feel.
So, here's a little experiment I invite you to try this week:
1. This week, make a note of your thought patterns
2. On a scale of 1 - 10 (where 1 is extremely negative and 10 is extremely positive), notice where they tend to hover. (Try to avoid sitting on the fence and going for 5! Do a proper analysis).
3. If you discover your thoughts are around the 7 + mark - GREAT! What can you do to keep thinking this way? What needs to happen for you to stay consciously plugged into the positive?
4. If you discover more of your thoughts tend to be towards the lower end of the scale, ask yourself: "What needs to happen for me to move my thoughts just one step further up the scale?" This isn't about pretending everything is great and pretending you're on a "10" - it's about being aware of how and what you think and trying to look for the positive - however small - when you notice your trains of thought taking you down a negative track.