You need more than positive thinking to actually make the change you wish for your life. You need to WOOP it.
WOOP is a science-based mental strategy that people can use to find and fulfill their wishes, set preferences, and change their habits.
W = Wish. Name your wish.
O = Outcome. What would be the best outcome if that wish was true? Imagine as if it actually happens. How will you feel?
O = Obstacles. What are obstacles stop you from making it happen? What is it in you that keeps you from making it happen?
P = Plan. What is an effective plan to overcome the obstacle? Plan it as a if [this happens], then I will [do that].
adapted from: https://woopmylife.org/