You are probably aware of the benefits of positive thinking. Unfortunately, becoming an optimist doesn't happen over night. Thankfully there are effective ways to start seeing the glass half full. Here are some unhelpful thinking styles that may be holding you back as well as a step-by-step meditation exercise to get you on a path to relaxation.
Mind creates both samsara and nirvana. Yet there is nothing much to it. It is just thoughts. Once we recognize that thoughts are empty, the mind will not longer have the power to deceive us. (Dilgo Khyentse)